This is a sampler I purchased as “White Thunder” from Fusion Teas quite some time ago; it is wholesaled from International Tea Importers and hey, Fusion Teas didn’t even bother changing the blend name, what a pleasant surprise.

I made this as an iced tea; even during the bitter cold months I like to have an iced tea on hand, I just drop down to only having a single quart mason jar in my fridge at a time and don’t work through it very fast (in the summer I usually have 2-3 mason jars constantly in rotation). Right now mint teas have been a nice balm because, though I have chronic migraine, the winter months tend to be a bit worse due to barometric pressure changes from snow fronts moving in and out, and mint helps with the nausea, so it’s good to have on hand.

I drank a lot of different mint teas last month but didn’t have a chance to get to this one. And I have to say, this might be one of my favorites (if not my favorite!) that I’ve tried. The white tea base is just sort of perfect for the minty flavors, because it is light and delicate and doesn’t overwhelm those notes. It has some very subtle refreshing melon or vegetal cucumber qualities to the flavor, and a touch of a sweet floral note, but they really give it a nice touch, especially iced. The peppermint is also a really nice flavor, being a mix of peppermint and spearmint. Nothing artificial tasting, it’s very clean and refreshing, with a brisk, cooling flavor. It’s really thirst-quenching, and soothing on the stomach, too.

It’s a simple tea, but seriously… I’m loving this stuff!

Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Melon, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint

Iced 8 min or more 6 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

Oh look, there are 3 other companies listed on Steepster who sell the blend and didn’t bother changing the name.

Mastress Alita

My job becomes really easy when they aren’t even trying to hide it. :-P

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Oh look, there are 3 other companies listed on Steepster who sell the blend and didn’t bother changing the name.

Mastress Alita

My job becomes really easy when they aren’t even trying to hide it. :-P

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Hi! I’m Sara, a middle-aged librarian living in southern Idaho, USA. I’m a big ol’ sci-fi/fantasy/anime geek that loves fandom conventions, coloring books, simulation computer games, Japanese culture, and cats. Proud genderqueer asexual (she/they) and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. I’m also a chronic migraineur. As a surprise to no one, I’m a helpless tea addict with a tea collecting and hoarding problem! (It still baffles me how much tea I can cram into my little condo!) I enjoy trying all sorts of teas… for me tea is a neverending journey!

Favorite Flavors:

I love sampling a wide variety of teas! For me the variety is what makes the hobby of tea sampling so fun! While I enjoy trying all different types of teas (pure teas, blends, tisanes), these are some flavors/ingredients I enjoy:
-Sweet/licorice root/stevia
-Bergamot (in moderation)

Disliked Flavors:

There are not many flavors or ingredients that I don’t like. These include:
-Bananas/banana flavoring
-Hemp/CBD teas
-Smoke-scented teas/heavy smoke flavors (migraine trigger)
-Perfumey teas/extremely heavy floral aromas (migraine trigger)
-Gingko biloba (migraine trigger)
-Chamomile (used in blends as a background note/paired with stronger flavors is okay)
-Extremely spicy/heated teas
-Medicinal flavors/Ginseng
-Metallic flavors
-Overly strong artificial flavorings

With the exception of bananas and migraine triggers, I’ll pretty much try any tea at least once!

Steeping Parameters:

I drink tea in a variety of ways! For hot brews, I mostly drink my teas brewed in the western style without additions, and for iced tea, I drink teas mostly brewed in the cold brew style without additions. Occassionally I’ll change that up. I use the https://octea.ndim.space/#/ app for water-to-tea ratios and use steep times to my preferences.

My Rating Scale:

90-100 – Top tier tea! These teas are among my personal favorites, and typically I like to keep them stocked in my cupboards at all times, if possible!

70-89 – These are teas that I personally found very enjoyable, but I may or may not feel inclined to keep them in stock.

50-69 – Teas that fall in this range I enjoyed, but found either average, lacking in some way, or I’ve had a similar tea that “did it better.”

21-49 – Teas in this range I didn’t enjoy, for one reason or another. I may or may not finish them off, depending on their ranking, and feel no inclination to restock them.

20-1 – Blech! My Tea Hall of Shame. These are the teas that most likely saw the bottom of my garbage can, because I’d feel guilty to pass them onto someone else.

Note that I only journal a tea once, not every time I drink a cup of it. If my opinion of a tea drastically changes since my original review, I will journal the tea again with an updated opinion and change my rating. Occassionally I revisit a tea I’ve reviewed before after a year or more has passed.


My Cupboard on Steepster reflects teas that I have sampled and logged for review, and is not used as an inventory for teas I currently own at the present moment. An accurate and up-to-date listing of my current tea inventory can be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/xjt9ptx3 . I am open to tea trades (within the United States only!) at this time. Note that I will not trade teas that I currently have in a quantity less than 50g (samplers, 1oz packages, etc.) or any teas that are currently still sealed/unopened in my cupboard.

Contact Info:

Feel free to send me a Steepster PM, or alternatively, check the website URL section below; it goes to a contact form that will reach my personal e-mail.


Idaho, United States



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