Yesterday I swapped two bottles of wine (I was picking some better ones) for HUGE LOAD OF TEA BAGS for my collection. It is two big paper bags and one, smaller (but still full and bigger) plastic one. And lots of those teas are still full, although way old. I think that foil wrapped teas will be okay at least, but paper ones? Not really sure.
There is no way to put all the teas in my cupboard (not even a virtual one), so I will just pick some tea as this morning when I picked this one as it was first green tea I saw. And my What-cha order is on the way, as well soon Bird and Blend. Oh dear, so much tea!
I have to say, that those teas were well stored, as there is no dust on them, so I hope the majority will be drinkable. I promised to share with other collectors, but certainly I would not share everything, and rest will be for exchange I think. /End of diary entry
The tea smelled faint of green tea, but spearmint was there although not very strong too. But when it hit the water the aromas started to rise. They suggest rapid brewing (one to two minues) so I will do my best probably. The tea looks quite finelly chopped, and quite big load of peppermint is there as well.
After this short steeping period I tossed the bag out, and the brew have following: nice yellow-green colour, not super clear, but not really cloudy too. Stronger spearmint scent, bit honey-like too. They claim it is gunpowder green tea, so… maybe that is in as well.
In taste it is really strongly spearmint tea, while green base is in background. Overall, it is mild, yet full-bodied tea. Although old, still tasty!
Flavors: Honey, Spearmint