DISCONTINUED - Sunlight (100% organic, formerly Blackmint Blend)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea, Organic Cinnamon Pieces, Peppermint
Flavors
Chocolate, Mineral, Mint, Peppermint, Roasted, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Whispering Pines Tea Company
Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “Ooh, this is nice! I love anything mint, so this was bound to be good. I can taste the mint, the cinnamon, and the oolong. No one flavor overpowers the others. The oolong type is not specified....” Read full tasting note
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    feralanima 174 tasting notes
  • “This has a more Woodsy Minty type aroma to it...like if you were walking in the woods on a semi-damp day and stepped on a patch of spearmint. It's more than JUST mint and I like that...even tho I...” Read full tasting note
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    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “Again, thanks to *Brenden* from *Whispering Pines* for this sample! As soon as I got it, he recommended cold brewing it for 14 hours. "14 hours?!" I thought to myself. "How will I wait 14 hours to...” Read full tasting note
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    MadelineAlyce 59 tasting notes
  • “I love mint and I love oolong, but I've never had the 2 in combination. There's a first time for everything though, and I added this intriguing sounding blend to my Whispering Pines sample order...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes

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About the Tea
This 100% organic tea was created to be the ultimate refreshing cold brewed blend. Sunlight is a warming blend of wuyi oolong tea, mint and cinnamon, and when coldbrewed, tastes as revitilizing as the sunshine itself! Crisp, smooth, mintiness at its finest, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried cold brewed Sunlight!

Notes
Roasty
Mint
Sweet Cinnamon

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1/2 tablespoon of leaves in 8 ounces of cold water for 14-20 hours in the fridge.

Ingredients
Organic Oolong Tea
Organic Peppermint
Organic Cinnamon Pieces

Caffeine Content
Medium

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

12 Tasting Notes

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Ooh, this is nice! I love anything mint, so this was bound to be good. I can taste the mint, the cinnamon, and the oolong. No one flavor overpowers the others. The oolong type is not specified. Looking at it it is a roasted oolong, smelling it and tasting it makes me thinks it is Big Red Robe. It has a definite mineral/river stone quality to it.

It reminds me of being out in the woods, but not in the way that a puerh would, it’s not earthy, just fresh and crisp. Is there a pine note in here or am I just imagining it? I don’t know, I don’t see anything mentioning pine notes, but I can taste it, might be the mint playing with me. Either way this is a nice tea.

Thank you Rachel for sharing this with me!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec
TheTeaFairy

That one sounds really nice, I like the natural feel you got from it…Never ordered from them, but I’ve been checking them out and will place my first order soon. Like the idea of all natural flavoured blends, they really sound unique and interesting!

Invader Zim

These past two teas I have received from Rachel have felt very natural compared to some others I have had. They not only taste like natural flavors, but they taste like nature. They are very nice and soothing. Definitely check them out!

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This has a more Woodsy Minty type aroma to it…like if you were walking in the woods on a semi-damp day and stepped on a patch of spearmint. It’s more than JUST mint and I like that…even tho I AM a MINT FREAK :)

It infuses to a very light brown.

The flavor is Minty-Fresh but also reminiscent of a sweeter-wood. The base sort of remind me of a Big Red Robe type or an oolong with naturally subtle cinnamon hints. Now sweet-cinnamon or cinnamon-powder but cinnamon-sticks prior to grating, I guess.

Yup! This is nice!!! I like this!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

You must try it coldbrewed too! :) 14 hours in the fridge!

Azzrian

This sounds nice!

Bonnie

My order just arrived today along with my Verdant order. I’m dancin’! Happy! Really looking forward to trying some of these tea’s too.

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Again, thanks to Brenden from Whispering Pines for this sample! As soon as I got it, he recommended cold brewing it for 14 hours. “14 hours?!” I thought to myself. “How will I wait 14 hours to drink my tea?!” Well, let me tell you, it’s worth it.

I have to backtrack a second and say #1 I love mint. #2 I have a stomachache this morning so I needed mint tea. Badly.

Oh why hello Blackmint that has been cold brewing in my fridge all night. Usually I start my morning off with hot tea, but since it’s already fairly warm at 7:30am, this is perfect.

I can’t say enough good things about this tea. It’s not bitter at all. It’s smooth. It’s perfectly minty. I appreciate that there are two different kinds of mint in it; I think that helps the depth of flavor. And then riiiight at the end, when you think the sip is gone, there is a touch of cinnamon. Not too much to overpower the flavors… in fact, if it wasn’t listed I don’t know if I would have noticed it, but since I was looking for it, I do. It’s doing something for the flavors, though, since it’s not JUST mint. Loving this tea! When I make it hot, I’ll let you know how it is that way, too! :)

If you haven’t already gotten your Whispering Pines samples, I suggest you do! This is a great tea company and I’m excited to have found it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

Blackmint? OMG! Right up my alley! YET ANOTHER I will put on my wishlist :)

Madeline Alyce

This one is good!!! Nice, smooth, oolongy mint haha :)

TeaBrat

I just ordered mine! :D

Nicole

Okay. I’ll need to try this one.

Sil

Wow this sounds wonderful!

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470 tasting notes

I love mint and I love oolong, but I’ve never had the 2 in combination. There’s a first time for everything though, and I added this intriguing sounding blend to my Whispering Pines sample order because, hey, it’s mint! At their suggestion, I cold brewed this one overnight and opened my fridge 12 hours later to the deliciously powerful smell of mint. Seriously, it pervaded my whole fridge! I mean, nothing else in there TASTES like mint, it’s just a little fresh smelling haha.

This blend is minty perfection. It’s so smooth, crisp and refreshing! The oolong is thankfully not lost but adds a light, almost mineral taste to the cup that keeps this from being an ordinary mint tea. It’s also a bit floral and very strong—I’m not sure if it’s caffeine or the mint, but it woke me right up when I’d finished the glass! Definitely my favorite from Whispering Pines so far, and one I very much think I’ll be ordering in a larger quantity.

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Backlog:

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. I really liked this Oolong blend. I like the contrast between cinnamon and mint, although the cinnamon definitely was more subdued than the minty taste.

Here’s my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/07/blackmint-oolong-blend-from-whispering-pines-tea-company/

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744 tasting notes

stomach virus be damned!
let’s drink some tea!
oops i just burnt my mouth.
re-do.
this one isn’t one of my faves. it was pleasant, just not very mint in my opinion.
no worries though!
there is a tea for everyone!
thank you KallieBoo! for the great samples!

Fjellrev

Feel better soon!

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So far in my life, I haven’t liked oolongs very much, but I also haven’t tried very many at all either. Certainly none from such an esteemed company as Whispering Pines. This trade is from Alphakitty. She sent it to me back in January and I’m just now getting around to tasting it. I love to do trades, but I have a bad track record for actually drinking the traded teas in a timely fashion. My bad. If anyone is irritated by that that has traded with me, I can put your trade on the top of the pile. Otherwise I’ll just go on picking an envelope at random a couple of times a week.

Back to the tea, this is not as scary a tea as I thought it would be. In anticipation of not liking it, I couldn’t make myself drink it until now and it’s cooled off completely but I think I like it this way. I’m always really torn between how I like a tea most, hot or room temperature. I rarely drink iced tea, even in the summer. This tea, however, is strongly mint and that’s nicely refreshing at the cooler temperature. I can taste the oolong, oh yes, but I can’t really pick out any specifics to the flavour except that I probably wouldn’t like it plain but it’s just fine with the mint. I don’t pick up really any cinnamon which is strange because usually I’m so sensitive to it. Well, it’s a bit ‘warming’ despite not actually being warm so that might be the cinnamon talking. All in all, not bad. I’ve got another cup of the tea waiting for me (I made a pot) but I don’t think I’ll be steeping this again.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Lala

I can’t tell you how often I thought “its not as scary as I thought” while drinking tea! Love this post.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This tea is ideal when coldbrewed for 14 hours :)

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Oh I love this one! My 18 month old and I have been sipping it together (he loves it too!) I tried it warm and cold, and I have to say I like it warm the best. I love the way the cinnamon and mint warm my throat as they go down. Yummm, I can’t wait to order more.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I love that you have your 18 month old drinking tea! :D

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Thanks to Cheri for sending me two samples of this (I messed up the first one)

This has been steeping in the refrigerator since yesterday and man, is it MINTY! I have to say I wasn’t expecting so much mint and it really overwhelms the other ingredients for me. I do get a bit of the cinnamon and the oolong but mostly I get mint. This is refreshing when it’s cold but I don’t think I will be buying it. I’m glad I got to try it but I don’t think it’s destined to be a favorite.

Thanks again Cheri!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Cheri

He doesn’t blend this one anymore anyway. This was the end of the package, so that’s probably why there was so much mint. Sorry!

TeaBrat

lol… that’s okay. It was still good!

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106 tasting notes

Brenden included this as a sample in my last order. :D I threw half of the leaves in a mason jar with 8oz of water, letting them steep for around 14-15 hours.

Man this is seriously good. Mint is the first flavor I notice. It’s very green, crisp, and slightly sweet. Next is the oolong—which strangely enough, tastes like chocolate to me? Am I the only one? It makes me think of Andes mints. (I would eat them obsessively when I was younger!) It’s a very light chocolate flavor but it’s definitely there. It also has a slight mineral taste that wuyi oolongs tend to have. I don’t notice much in the way of cinnamon; there’s just a hint of it at the end of each sip. Absolutely no bitterness in this cup. I wish I had let it steep longer, actually. It’s very clean, fresh, and minty-sweet. The oolong leaves a nice roasty/chocolate flavor in my mouth.

Oh, this tea. It takes me for a swim in a cool mountain spring on a hot, hot summer day.

Thanks so much for putting this in with my order. (:

Flavors: Chocolate, Mineral, Mint, Peppermint, Roasted, Sweet

Whispering Pines Tea Company

No worries! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

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