Christmas gift from a friend who knows I am a tea fiend. She bought this when she was in Europe, I’m assuming, since I have never heard of it,nor can I find anything on the innerwebs about this specific tea.
But yet, here it is!
By the looks of the leaves, it looks and smells like a mint tea with a green tea base and lots of flower petals, even a few branches in the mix.
I guessed and went with a mint tea steeping, 5 grams of leaves in my 32 ounce Bodum Assam, steeped at 200 degrees for 2 minutes.
Here we go:
Yup, it’s a mint tea. And a good one! Strong minty flavor right up front, layered over a green tea base, probably the standard gunpowder green, or something similar, strong enough to pop through the much stronger mint overtones.
I wish I knew what kind of flowers were involved. I do catch a glimpse of rose in the mix, so that could be one. The rest, I don’t know. They are tasty, though, they work very well at brightening up the strong mint flavor.
I was a little worried before I started that this would be overwhelming, but it’s not. It’s rather well balanced, a very good herbal tea concoction.