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drank Vanilla Mint Mate by 52teas
185 tasting notes

Another strong, solid tea from 52teas. As this is brewing, the mint flavor just kind of floats through the house. That’s probably one of my favorite aspects of mint teas that I don’t get from other teas… nothing quite smells as good roaming through your house as freshly steeped mint. Except prime rib. But that wouldn’t make a good tea. Moving on!

The vanilla and mint are very nice on the tongue, definitely reminiscent of Creme de Menthe. The toasted flavor of the mate starts coming out shortly and really rounds out the flavor. It has an almost chocolate like quality to it, I’m not sure what the association is coming from., but it is quite enjoyable. Hrmmm. Kind of makes me want a mint/vanilla genmaicha. I bet that would be killer.

I’m eyeing Frank’s stock of this and wondering how much will still be around for my next payday…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I’m with you on the mint aroma. We had a field of mint next to our driveway when I was a kid and we almost always had mint boiling on the woodstove – not to drink, just for aromatics and to keep the air moist. Of course, mint is my favourite smell/taste.. MMMM!

Daniel Scott

“Except prime rib. But that wouldn’t make a good tea.”

You sure? Now I’m curious…

Dylan Oxford

I’m pretty sure “Prime Rib Tea” is just Au Jus.

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Uniquity

I’m with you on the mint aroma. We had a field of mint next to our driveway when I was a kid and we almost always had mint boiling on the woodstove – not to drink, just for aromatics and to keep the air moist. Of course, mint is my favourite smell/taste.. MMMM!

Daniel Scott

“Except prime rib. But that wouldn’t make a good tea.”

You sure? Now I’m curious…

Dylan Oxford

I’m pretty sure “Prime Rib Tea” is just Au Jus.

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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