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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17 tasting notes

Loved this tea when I first bought it… rich, dark, sweet.
But now I find the smell nauseating! It’s too too much!! Too too rich. The smell gives me a headache and I’d like to get rid of it!

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188 tasting notes

Ok… so I’m attempting some sip downs of some samples I got early on in my loose leaf tea discovery since Nov last year. I ordered a sample bag from Janelle and this has been sitting in my sample box since it arrived. I have to admit that I have picked it up a few times and smelled it, only to be reminded of a sorry ice cream treat I had one time many years ago… and toothpaste.

When I was a kid it was a real treat to go get ice cream anywhere. While I was on vacation with my family one time, I think I was 6 or 7, we went to Dairy Queen and we were allowed to pick a small sundae. Curiosity got me and I tried the Creme de Menthe … I don’t know what I thought it would be, but it looked like they squirted gel toothpaste all over my ice cream treat and tasted much like it to me too.

I have to say I was a bit surprised when I steeped this one up by the color. For some reason I had in mind that this was a green tea blend, but I hadn’t looked here for a description yet either.

I was pleasantly surprised that this didn’t carry the same flavor for me as the smell had evoked… it wasn’t toothpaste, but mint & spice. I did see the cinnamon pieces when I measured it out for my cup so was expecting that. Now that I’ve read the description, I do get a bit of licorice and maybe the vanilla if I try. But being that I thought this was a green and steeped it at 180, the flavors may react differently than if steeped correctly.. blush.

There is a bit of an oil slick on the top of my cup that I wasn’t expecting. I didn’t notice a a fishy odor or taste that many mentioned, but might be due to my lower temp steep. I do get a dryness in my mouth now that I’ve finished w/the cup.

I do like the idea of the blend. I enjoy most mint teas, but the smell of this one dry leaf just reminds me too much of toothpaste. Vanilla, licorice, cinnamon.. I do like those too and think if I could get past the smell of the dry leaf I would enjoy this one more than I do.

I think I have enough for one more cup to see what comes of this when steeped correctly. I’m wondering after having read some of the other reviews if I didn’t do myself a favor by making the mistake that it did :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Mint, Vanilla


Lol, I’ve had this one over three years ago and it tasted like feet!!!
I’m glad you are having a better experience with it, maybe they improved it :-)


I’m still undecided on this one. It is drinkable for me, but a bit strange. I re-steeped it at a higher temp and got more licorice and cinnamon with more of the pu-erh as well.. think it faired better at the lower temperature because everything was so much milder. Would be better with a black base I think.


I think I was just so surprised this didn’t taste like the toothpaste I envisioned I would get from it.


… So this is the infamous “feet” tea that came back up in conversation recently?!?! Lol.. Just got that :).

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Mint? check.
Creaminess? Check?
weird after taste that makes me want to not drink this? check.

Sorry david’s tea, another miss for me.

(also my tea at sea samples arrived, so goal for today is to get 3 sipdowns in so that when i get back from vacation, i’ll be at exactly 150!)


They just couldn’t help themselves with the Weird Aftertaste extract.


Haha! Fjellrev, exactly!
(Feet, yes Sil, this one tastes like feet. Drank it few years ago and still remember how BAD it was…)




My mint to be one had a really nasty aftertaste that reminded me of a bad pineapple… I threw it all out and was so very disappointed. Oh well there is always Read My Lips and White Chocolate Frost..


Feet ! oh lord, I’m happy I never tasted that one

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Mrs Scarry has been getting me to try many teas and I finally found one I like just to have them discontinue it. Ive tried the gambit of flavors from black,white,green,nuts,fruits, etc from this Davids Tea and loved this one the best. If anyone has suggestions of similar style taste,blends to come up with similar taste I would love to know! Thank you. EvS

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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151 tasting notes

This is a lovely tea served hot. Sometimes I will mix it with a little bit of any chocolate tea and it tastes like an after eight mint. Without chocolate, it tastes just like the filling. Its delicious!

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210 tasting notes

Very nice, just what I was looking for.

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36 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure of buying it because it kinda smells like mouthwash, but I got it anyway because I was curious. The creme de menthe flavour is definitely there, and I think that in order to enjoy the tea you have to really like that flavour. But because it has that huge hit of caffeine and refreshing mint it is a really great morning tea.

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307 tasting notes

Honestly, I found this smelled and tasted like apples and cinnimon oatmeal. I certianly could find the cinnamon in the tea, though the mint from which it acquired its name appeared more lost, with only hints appearing. I would like this to take a more prominent place to suit the name.

Boiling 8 min or more

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5 tasting notes

I first tried this in the summer as iced tea, and it was so good that I bought a bag immediately! Creamy and minty, it makes some refreshing iced tea!

Now that it’s winter, I don’t quite make this as much, but it’s delicious hot with milk added.

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132 tasting notes

nice minty tea, has a smooth feel to it.
i guess this is pu’erh. i like it

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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