Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Indie Tea
Gunpowder Green Tea With Peppermint and Safflower Petals.
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This is one of the better mint flavored green teas I’ve encountered lately. There is such a pleasant balance of tastes.
The gunpowder green tea is a strong component, but, it isn’t overwhelmingly grassy or vegetative. There is a soft, fresh taste that is somewhat “green” – a little vegetative but not really so much like vegetables or even grass… just somewhat… leafy in taste.
It is a gentle taste that I really enjoy – a surprisingly good flavor from gunpowder green! Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a good quality gunpowder green, however, sometimes, gunpowder greens come off very vegetative. This one is not. I don’t know if it is because of the peppermint in the blend, or that it is just a gunpowder green of exceptional quality (or perhaps a combination of the two), but, this is one of the better gunpowder green teas that I’ve encountered.
The peppermint flavor is also strong, but, it isn’t overpowering. It tastes minty, but it doesn’t taste mouthwash-y or medicinal in any way. It just has a fresh, clean taste that melds perfectly with the gunpowder green tea. It is a well-blended tea!
The safflower petals in this blend do not lend much in the way of taste, although they certainly do give the blend a very pretty appearance. While this isn’t quite as unique a blend as some of the others I’ve tried from Indie tea (there are a lot of peppermint green teas out there), it is delicious and one of the better mint green teas I’ve tasted lately. Kudos to Indie Tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!