It’s been miserably hot lately. This is the closest I can get to a proper cool-down on the nights the fog doesn’t roll in from the Pacific.
My preference definitely lies with peppermint. Spearmint rubs me wrong but I do find this simple blend balanced and refreshing , even as my warm nighttime cup. The sweetness from the spearmint tempers the bracing cool bite of the peppermint. I steep it for howeverlong – 15 minutes? – and it doesn’t taste like a stewed wet rag in the slightest. That means it’s good mint.