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drank Cucumber Mint by Tea Forte
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My mother bought this, as I had convinced her to because she was very interested in how it would be, both in flavor and with all the advertised health benefits of antioxidants.

She doesn’t take to caffeine very well. Fortunately, this tea comes in a tin as whole leaves. So, I told her that you can simply wash the tea leaves before your actual brew, so there is less caffeine when you actually steep your cup of tea.

The thing is, I didn’t want her to waste a cup of tea, so I took the caffeine filled cup and steeped her a less caffeine brew.

The leaves are odd, and fun, with a very subtle fresh scent overpowered by the fruit and cucumber. The blueberries are very prominent.

Steeping gives a nice clean lime color, with a light fresh mint aroma, and subtle cucumbers and blueberries. So far, extremely satisfying.

The flavor is very fresh, very minty green with a hint of fruit. It is quite invigorating, as the mint and cucumber combined give it a very whole and healthy flavor in a light and cool breeze.

The cucumbers make this tea. Extremely fresh and extremely satisfying.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Michelle

Sorry, but every time I see this I feel the need to correct it. Washing the leaves, or doing a short 30 second steep does /not/ remove the caffeine. It removes /some,/ but not a significant amount.

Peter Azak

Yeah, that’s why I told her it doesn’t remove the caffeine completely, there will be less but there is still caffeine there.

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Michelle

Sorry, but every time I see this I feel the need to correct it. Washing the leaves, or doing a short 30 second steep does /not/ remove the caffeine. It removes /some,/ but not a significant amount.

Peter Azak

Yeah, that’s why I told her it doesn’t remove the caffeine completely, there will be less but there is still caffeine there.

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