8 Tasting Notes
I had high hopes for this one, and they were exceeded! Beyond the tomato and mint, there were additional vegetable notes (onion and peppers stood out the most), as well as a touch of spiciness.
Best with boiling water, indefinite steeping, and a pinch (or two) of salt. Yum!
Flavors: Mint, Pepper, Salty, Spices, Spicy, Vegetable Broth, Vegetables
[First Try] Less minty than I expected, which was nice because it didn’t feel too stimulating. Not at all sweet, either, which again sort of worked in favor of the lulling me to sleep aim. I don’t believe that the herbs in this blend are going to actually have any noticeable effect on sleep or calmness, but the experience of a cooling cup of warm tea plus the mellow flavor certainly had me relaxed and ready for bed.
Flavors: Hops, Spearmint
The smell of the dry tea was overwhelmingly sweet, like a green oolong “creamy flowers” scent amped up. Oddly enough, the brewed tea almost has a fruity scent to it? Like strawberries?
My taste buds are out of whack at the moment so I’m not really able to pick up on much that way. I might want to give this a slightly longer steep next time.
This is, unlike most other Moroccan Mint blends, just organic mint leaves – no green tea in sight. Steeped for a full 6 minutes, the tea is aromatic and lightly brothy. I did find myself wishing it was a bit more tingly, but I think that’s because I’ve been spoiled by having tried Heather’s Tummy Tea before (which is probably the best peppermint tea out there).
Overall, though, this is an excellent mint and I would happily drink this again!
[Numi’s Collection: 2/18]