drank Markesh Mint by Tea Leaf Boutique
1128 tasting notes

I got this tea on the weekend at the little tea shop in Jasper, of course I would sniff out the town’s tea place haha. They had quite a selection too, but I narrowed it down to getting 50 g of this and 50 of the EGC (50 g was the smallest size you could get). Oh, I also got a lovely chinese mug, I will have to try it out, it is quite pretty!

This tea sold me because I haven’t tried an official Moroccan mint blend with gunpowder green tea, so I thought hey I might as well. The dry smell is very minty, mostly mint. I was a bit confused why there is lemongrass in this tea, as it was not listed in the ingredients, but oh well.

I steeped a little over a minute, with about 180 degree water and 1.5 tsps of tea. The resulting liquor is a bright green yellow color, quite nicely colored, and smells of mint still, very refreshing.

So the flavor is not overly exciting, mostly just mint to me, maybe a bit of added refreshing tartness from the lemongrass. It is a refreshing brew though, and will be nice to try cold brewed. I will drink the bag down at least, as for a mint tea, it is pretty tasty :) not a bad little find from Jasper!

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

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95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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