Sunday, July 7, 2013

Zentboutique Pu'erh Vanilla Mint

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with bright green peppermint
Ingredients: puerh, peppermint, vanilla beans, cinnamon 
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: dark reddish brown

This tea was smooth and somewhat creamy with a strong, spicy finish. The base puerh came through as earthy undertones that rounded out the sweet finish. I love the combination of vanilla and mint. It provided a very pleasant and cooling aftertaste. Cinnamon in tea is like comfort food for me and it complimented the other flavors well. The mouth-feel was very smooth and there was no bitterness to speak of. While sipping this I was reminded of the vanilla mint puerh that Rishi Tea used to make. That tea is no longer available so I was very happy to find a suitable replacement. I love that this tea is organic and fair trade certified. Overall it was a very well put together blend. This is the first flavored tea that I've tried from Zentboutique and I was very impressed with it. I only wish that I had more of it.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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