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    Handmade Tea Iced Lemon Mint

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of lemon peels and bits of mint Ingredients: Panyang Congou black tea, lemon peel, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown I am a complete mint addict, especially once the warmer weather comes around. Caleb at +Handmade Tea  must be a mind reader because this blend was right up my alley. The base black tea was sweet and earthy yet mellow. It provided the perfect stage for the lemon peel to add just a bit of citrusy zing. The mint really came through at the end. The refreshing and…


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    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…

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    Authentic Teas Wild Mint

    Like most of Authentic Tea’s offerings, this selection is USDA Organic and sourced from the Armenian highlands. The dry leaves were sage green in color and bore a close resemblance to catnip. This isn’t surprising since catnip is in the mind family. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a deep golden yellow. This tea was sweet and minty but not to the point of being bitter or medicinal tasting. Each sip was very refreshing with a very fresh aftertaste. This would make a perfect after dinner tea or summery iced tea. I love that it was so naturally sweet…

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    Tay Tea Berber

    Tay Tea describes this tea as aromatic blend of wild Moroccan spearmint blended with Chinese gunpowder green tea. The dry leaves were mostly small pieces and a mix of various shades of green. The gunpowder was easily recognizable in its traditional tightly rolled balls of leaf. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 175 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a pale gold color. This tea was sweet and minty in a pleasant and mellow way. It was only slightly vegetal and there was very little astringency. I was happy to find a slight smokiness in the flavor profile as that is one of my favorite aspects of a…

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    Element Tea Chocolate Mint

    I was extremely excited to try this tea because it combines my two most favorite non-tea things in the world. According to Element Tea, this blend consists of Sri Lankan black tea, peppermint and natural chocolate flavors. The leaves were dark and twisted with a few green peppermint leaves mixed in. Their aroma was incredible. It was like I had just opened a fresh package of Andes chocolate mints. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. Chocolate is a tricky flavor to recreate in tea form. I find that it often comes across as a general bitterness. This is by far the best…

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    Boston Tea Company Moroccan Mint

    This tea consists of a gunpowder green tea blended with spearmint leaves. The tea leaves are rolled into tiny balls. The aroma was very strong, like sniffing a freshly opened pack of a chewing gum. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 180 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a deep gold color. When cold brewing I used two quarts of water to 1/4 cup of leaf and steeped for five hours. Even though I tend to lean towards unflavored teas, Moroccan Mint has always been one of my favorites. The taste of this tea was mint, mint and more mint; just the way I like it.…