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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Yum! I added some chocolate mint coconut milk to this and it's incredible. The Assam definitely comes through, and the real mint tastes even better than the flavoring of the milk on its own. My...” Read full tasting note
    pandamanda 1196 tasting notes
  • “For a while, I was nearly out of all my favorite teas and this was all I had to keep me company for a month or so. I still have some left, believe it or not :D After much experimenting, I've...” Read full tasting note
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    Flightysprite 471 tasting notes
  • “Thanks to *Katiek* for sending this to me in her incredibly generous mystery tea box. I've been on an herbal/decaf kick the last few days due to Travelling Tea Box C (there was a huge amount of...” Read full tasting note
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    shortsorceress 1833 tasting notes
  • “This was definitely the winner by a mile in my casual sampling last night of most of the WP blends I ordered. S'mores was kind of odd, not bad but bracingly evocative of things far removed from...” Read full tasting note
    ifjuly 612 tasting notes

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

About the Tea
Ahh a perfect malty assam base with the wonderful taste of peppermint alongside. So delicious! This is the non-smokey version of Cherokee Mint.

Notes
Malt
Mint

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1/2 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of boiling water
for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

2nd infusion: 4 minutes
3rd infusion: 7 minutes

Ingredients
Black Tea
Organic Peppermint

Caffeine Content
High

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6 Tasting Notes

1196 tasting notes

Yum! I added some chocolate mint coconut milk to this and it’s incredible. The Assam definitely comes through, and the real mint tastes even better than the flavoring of the milk on its own.

My original plan was tea hot chocolate, but I paid $3 for the quart of this milk, and it’s been extremely disappointing to drink on its own. I’m definitely finishing it up in this tea in the next couple of days because it’s so good this way.

I would also like to announce that I found my parakeet the perfect seasonal Songza station for him: http://songza.com/listen/acoustic-guitar-christmas-songza/ He is a very content feathery puffball now.

Teavangelical

I have an entire list on grooveshark just dedicated to songs that made the bird happy :)

CrowKettle

That’s cute! After 15 years with my lovebird I’m still not sure what music he likes except that he doesn’t like metal and Coldplay makes him sleepy. :/

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471 tasting notes

For a while, I was nearly out of all my favorite teas and this was all I had to keep me company for a month or so. I still have some left, believe it or not :D After much experimenting, I’ve decided that it is best brewed for 2min30 seconds. I’ve over steeped it a number of times when I left the room or didn’t hear my timer beep. It isn’t bad for a long steep. The mint compensates for the bitterness that would accompany a straight black tea, but I find that the flavors are in the best balance at a shorter brew time.

Veronica

I debated between this and the Cherokee Mint for the longest time when I placed my last order. I ended up choosing Cherokee since I like smokey teas, but I’m sure I’ll pick this one up sooner or later.

Shelley_Lorraine

I chose this one because I don’t like smokey teas ;) Although I know that avoiding smokey teas from Whispering pines is like not ordering steak at a steak house but hey, I suppose I should admit that I usually do that too! haha :)

Terri HarpLady

Oh good…I’m not the only person that has an orange select sign following me around! ;)

Kaylee

I find them kind of annoyingly distracting…

Shelley_Lorraine

gee, I was feeling all high and mighty with that orange badge. Like a badge of honor! :D

Kaylee

Hehe. Maybe it depends on which side of the badge one is on :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Thanks for spending so much time finding the ideal for this one! I’ll try it out and update the site for brewing parameters! How much leaf are you using per 8oz?

P.S. – I agree, the select badges are suuuuper distracting. Eek!

Shelley_Lorraine

It’s ideal for me, but I notice that I tend to brew a lot of teas, especially black teas, for less time than most. I use a “perfect teaspoon” ~1.5 reg. measuring teaspoons for 8oz.

Shelley_Lorraine

well alright, maybe my little orange buddy is starting to get out of control. It was “cute” when I saw it once or twice in my window. But now they are multiplying! yikes. I understand it’s supposed to be “distracting” for advertising, but maybe they can tone it down just a bit.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I tasted it both ways and much prefer the 2.5 minute steep as well!

Also, not sure if you know this, but 1.5tsp is also 1/2tbsp, so when my teas call for 1/2tbsp, that scoop is perfect! :)

Yay, badges are gone! :D hehe

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1833 tasting notes

Thanks to Katiek for sending this to me in her incredibly generous mystery tea box.

I’ve been on an herbal/decaf kick the last few days due to Travelling Tea Box C (there was a huge amount of herbal/decaf teas in it) and now I’m suffering the consequences. I’ve got a bit of a caffeine withdrawal headache and need to do something about it. I decided to cold steep this today since it has assam as well as peppermint in it. The assam and mint are perfectly balanced and this makes one tasty iced tea. It was also the perfect cure for my caffeine withdrawal.

Preparation
Iced

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612 tasting notes

This was definitely the winner by a mile in my casual sampling last night of most of the WP blends I ordered. S’mores was kind of odd, not bad but bracingly evocative of things far removed from s’mores (though I can see how a particular mysterious earthy funkiness in it sort of evokes the grain in graham crackers); Mint Chocolate Chip was alright but I’ve other Grasshopper-y teas I like more (with the bonus they’re tisanes so I can drink them late at night, which is when I always crave that sort of thing), not quite as thickly flavored rich and sweet and treat-y as I’d hoped; I’m reserving judgment on Peppermint Chai because I get a strong sense it needs the proper stovetop milk-n’-20-minutes-stirring treatment to do it justice, not the mere whizzed latte deal I did. Nothing undrinkable and everything was at least interesting/compelling/unique. So that’s good!

But this one! So so good. I wish I could give more detail but late night, yadda yadda, hopefully I do a more detailed note soon. It is a great balance of rich satisfying chocolate (that that’s just the Assam is a bit startling frankly, ‘cause it is REALLY chocolatey) and tempering yet invigorating, palate-awakening mint. The two don’t clash at all; they meld so smoothly and deliciously, like an Andes mint but better. Definitely putting this on the “perennial staples shop list”, yum.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Sounds tasty :)

Fjellrev

It sure does. :)

Kat

I really like the peppermint chai actually.

ifjuly

I think if I can manage to get the peppermint to cling to something creamy so it’s a thick rich sort of thing to go with its sharpness, I’ll really like it. Crossing fingers!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This is very strange that you got so much chocolate out of it! Why exactly didn’t you like the Mint Chocolate Chip?

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