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These days I’m rather leery of David’s. Haven’t been getting great service at the location near my campus, not impressed with the growing use of artificial flavours… what’s going on! Still, they have some teas that I really love, and North African Mint is one of them.

I can’t remember exactly when I first bought this, but I was browsing around for a new flavoured green blend and one of the staff in recommended this one. It’s scent in the bag is refreshing and minty (so, so much peppermint), with notes from the clove and fennel. In short: it smells delicious. Get in my teacup and get in my mouth.

The liquor is fairly dark (hojicha base, likely the peppermint as well) and smells rather bland, but the taste is much closer to its dry scent. The peppermint is fresh, and I’m not sure how much of the hojicha comes through, but it’s got some nice zings of ginger and fennel. It’s very smooth, and the licorice root isn’t present as a flavour, but rather in sweetness.

One of my favourite mint teas for sure. My bag is running low, so once the cupboard has depleted some (getting crowded in there!) I may just buy a can of this!

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Indigobloom

I SO AGREE about the artificial ingredients. Ugh, it makes me sad. There was a day when I really respected them for making all natural flavoured teas :(

Buy the Stars

Exactly! I feel like I got in the game too late to really enjoy things, since not long after I discovered David’s they really began amping up the artificial flavours. :c

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Indigobloom

I SO AGREE about the artificial ingredients. Ugh, it makes me sad. There was a day when I really respected them for making all natural flavoured teas :(

Buy the Stars

Exactly! I feel like I got in the game too late to really enjoy things, since not long after I discovered David’s they really began amping up the artificial flavours. :c

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Canadian tea addict! Also a fandom nerd and perpetual student. My favourites are greens (genmaicha and a good jasmine), pu’erh (any kind—I love pu’erh), lapsang souchong, yerba mate, and guayusa. I almost seem to be one of the lone Pukka fans of Steepster, but I’m all right with that.

It’s been about two years since I’ve done anything on Steepster, but we’ll see if I find myself moved to post anything here on out. Till then, whenever that may be!

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