Crème de Menthe

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Herbal Pu-erh Blend
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Cinnamon, Licorice, Mint, Vanilla
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Woo! My tea from Herbal Infusions came in today, and I also got my huge mystery stash package from Janelle. It had a lot of teas from DAVIDs in it that I’d never tried, so I’m pretty excited to...” Read full tasting note
  • “Argh, still have another cup of this left! Anyhow, although I’m not a fan of minty teas in general, I figured I’d put some effort towards drinking down some of my 2011 Advent Calendar samples, and...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks Daisy Chubb I am afraid tho It smells like, dirt, fish, and spearmint. It looks like tar. The amount of mint flavor-wise is MUCH appreciated…it sits well on the tongue. Any less I would...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am on a mission to drink up some of the smaller samples I have so that my tea cupboard will be a tidier collection of teas that I actually want to have around, instead of samples that I keep...” Read full tasting note


Dark and nouveau-chic

It’s time to go retro and return this flavour to its rightful place as the Queen of Liqueurs. Are you ready to succumb to its charms? Our version is a rich, dark blend of organic pu’erh tea and peppermint, sweetened with all the creaminess of organic Madagascar vanilla, licorice and cinnamon. It’s as delicious as the original, only you can drink it everyday, all day. Now, that’s decadent.

Ingredients: Organic: Pu-erh (cooked, Shou type), cinnamon, peppermint, licorice root, vanilla bean.

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71 Tasting Notes

32 tasting notes

this smell lavish to me! my olfactory are in heaven. Ok i have to admit, i am bias to mint.
it truly IS decadent.


really? this one made me feel SO nauseous… even though I enjoyed the taste, kindof.

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7 tasting notes

Just bought a small bag of this tea today to try it. I loved the smell so much in the store, kind of reminiscent of Read My Lips at DT. BUT! It tastes nothing like Read My Lips. I was hesitant that the cinnamon flavour would be like cinnamon heart tea by DT. I wanted to love that one but it just did not do it for me at all.

THIS tea however, is awesome. I ended up steeping it for longer than recommended, but it didn’t end up tasting bitter or gross at all. It has a nice light taste, with mint and vanilla flavours. I don’t find the cinnamon strong and it blends really nicely with the vanilla.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

I’m very curious about this one, as a mint lover. Is there much licorice taste in there? I should really just man up and get a sample of it already..

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570 tasting notes

I’m just going to nudge this rating down even more . . .

I don’t know why this tea is so gross! I just don’t. I don’t really care for cinnamon, but even that doesn’t fully account for the burnt-ginger-snaps-and-expired-schnapps taste.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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440 tasting notes

This is a tea that I have mixed feelings about. It doesn’t taste like what I was looking for from it, nor do I really love it or ever crave it. I didn’t replace it when my first bag finished but now as I am doing the wall I decided it was worth a revisit. And I’m still mixed. It’s a pu’erh, which automatically means I’m hesitant after having only ever found one I love. And black, I can’t stand it. But when I add milk and sugar something happens and I enjoy it while I sip the cup. I just, never want to brew a second cup of it. It isn’t overly minty, and even is slightly watered down in the entire flavour, but I’m not tossing/trading what’s left in this bag, either.

See? Confusing!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80 tasting notes

I added (almond) milk for this one, and agave. Tastes exactly like Creme de Menthe. Along with ‘’Oh Christmas Treat’‘, these are delicious Puerhs that don’t have too much of an earthy taste, so I don’t get why all the bad reviews. I love this.

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142 tasting notes

Day 3 on my Advent calendar.

Glad i got this i’ve been wanting to try it!

the dry leaves are pretty much what you would expect they smell minty.

steeped i kinda get a gingerbread smell, weird…maybe it’s just me i did build a gingerbread house last night maybe the smell got stuck in my nose..

the liqueur is very dark

time to taste: mmmm this is lovely, mint, cinnamon, and the vanilla there at the end.

now this is a tea that belongs in a christmas calendar! Lovin’ it!

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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81 tasting notes

I was really excited about this one: the smell of the loose tea is wonderful, the smell of the steeped tea is wonderful and slightly earthier, it tastes wonderfully creamy and minty and earthy all at once. However. I have tried a few pu-erh teas so far, and thus far thay’ve all been pretty hard on my stomach. I want to like this one, but I just can’t stomach it.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec

I couldn’t take this one either. I’d never been so nauseous from a tea until I tried this one!! too bad, I really enjoyed the taste.

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53 tasting notes

I love all that is mint. Flavored puerh is just wrong, but the other flavors with the creme de menthe base were calling – vanilla, licorice and cinnamon. Yumm!

Certainly no puerh to be found in this cup, as the other flavors overtake the base tea…however, that’s fine by me. It’s nice cup, not a perfect ten but certainly worth trying.

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184 tasting notes

Day #3 of the Advent Calendar is Creme de Menthe Pu-erh tea. This is my first pu-erh, and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not (never a good sign). It isn’t bitter at all, and the mint is really strong, in fact, it seems to drown everything out. The pu-erh smell is present though, and it is kind of muddy. I took a sip of this and thought, “ah, this is what people mean when they say a tea tastes earthy.” It isn’t bad, that earthy minty combination works well. It leaves a very cool aftertaste from all the mint. I don’t really get the other flavors that people talk about—cinnamon, vanilla, licorice (probably best I don’t get the licorice). This isn’t a bad tea, I don’t think, but it isn’t necessarily one I’d order again. It reminded me of the Read My Lips, which I like better.

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Having the teas out of my “24 Days” sampler a bit out of order… Getting ready to settle down and thought a nice tea latte was in order. Out comes this sample as I thought it might make a good latte. The smell of the dry tea was decidedly creme de menthe for me (have a bottle and a bit sitting in my cupboard for my after a cold day’s hike hot chocolate…) The steeped tea also smelt minty, though a bit different from my liqueur. I tried a sip of the tea nude (the tea that is), and could really smell and taste a minty taste. Then I sat down to enjoy the latte, and am very undecided. I get a mint-ish aftertaste to it, mixed in with I think the licorice… The tea/latte isn’t very “creamy” and feels like its lacking something (maybe a shot of real Creme de Menthe?).

Really not sure where I want to rate this tea yet – Maybe when I finish the rest of the sample (with some creme de menthe)

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