Thanks SoccerMom for this sample! I got it today. This is actually my first green loose leaf tea experience. I probably should have started with a plain green sencha or Gunpowder or something, but this is what I have. I didn’t know how to measure the leaves as they are so large, and I don’t have a food scale, so I did a few pinches of tea to 16oz. I heated my water to 180F and steeped for 3 minutes.
Wow do these leaves get ginormus when steeped! I was quite surprised. Makes me want to order some green tea pearls to watch those unfurl. Anyways, back to the tea at hand (in cup?). This tea smells like junior mints and hay. I don’t know if hay is my way of saying “vegetal” but it definitely has a hay aroma. Thankfully this doesn’t come through in the taste. The flavoring is definitely flavoring as there are no chocolate nibs or cocoa in this tea. I believe the mint is an flavor and not in here in any form either. I think they probably could have thrown in some peppermint leaves but maybe the cocomint is all one flavor combination.
Tastes alright, glad to have tried it, not sure I’d order more.