Sampler Sunday! I’m getting pretty low on what is left of these T2 samplers from the sampler haul I got in January 2018. I wanted something minty this morning so I grabbed this one, even though I’m not crazy about Moroccan Mint teas made with gunpowder green tea, which this one is. Well, at least then it won’t be taking up space in my cupboard anymore…
2.4g brewed for 2 min. for 400ml 175F water. Ugh, it even smells quite smoky just from the brewed aroma. Like… a slightly musty, tobacco smoke. Bleh. Since that aroma is so unpleasant to me, it’s kind of undermining the sweet peppermint aroma. Taking a drink, I can tell they are using that same strong artificial-tasting peppermint oil flavoring T2 used on that Red Choc Mint tea instead of mint leaf which I hated, and in most cases, I would hate using that oil instead of nice fresh mint leaf in a Moroccan Mint, too, but… since that mint oil has such a strong, overbearing flavor, it’s drowning out a lot of the smoky flavor that I hate from gunpowder green tea.
So… I hate that this is using mint oil instead of mint leaf, I hate the smoky gunpowder green tea base which just tastes like musty stewed tobacco to me… and oddly the two things I hate are counter-acting each other so I can at least get this down. But this is easily one of the worst Moroccan Mint blends I’ve tried.
In more positive news, I went through my tea shelving last night and did a big re-arrange. It is looking way better… I wouldn’t say it exactly has space for growth currently, but it isn’t jam-packed at weird angles in such a way that breaks my librarian heart anymore, either. Things are at least in nice, neat, organized rows in alphabetical order again and some of the tiniest packages were able to be moved back into the sampler drawers in the kitchen because I’d cleared enough space away from those drawers. So the space problem is at least making baby steps.
Flavors: Artificial, Earth, Mint, Musty, Peppermint, Smoke, Tobacco