Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cha Teas Spring Mint

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green
Ingredients: organic green tea, mint flavor
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: gold

This was your run of the mill mint green tea. The quality was ok, but there was not really anything to make it stand out from the sea of other teabags out there. The taste was mildly vegetal with very little astringency. I do wish that they had used actually mint leaves instead of flavoring. I find that extracts are hardly ever as good as the real thing, especially when it comes to peppermint or spearmint. They also tend to mask the flavor of the base tea. In a pinch, this teabag would do. I sometimes turn to these sorts of teas when I am in need of mint to soothe an upset stomach. I just might keep the rest of this tea in my emergency stash at work.

You can find this tea here.