Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tea Licious
green tea with peppermint leaves
The green tea in this blend is a gunpowder green, evidenced by the tiny pellets of green tea in the dry leaf. Sometimes, I find gunpowder green teas to be a bit on the harsh side, but not tonight. This is very pleasant, with a light vegetative quality and no bitterness. There is a lightly drying astringency at the finish.
The peppermint is crisp and cooling, but it is not overpowering (peppermint can be somewhat aggressive and take over a blend, that didn’t happen here). There is a good balance between mint and green tea flavor.
The sip begins with a sweet introduction of mint and green tea, with the peppermint maintaining its presence throughout the sip. The green tea is present in the beginning, drops off a little, and by the end comes through with a slight grassy note and the astringency. The aftertaste is sweet and minty.
I love sipping on a mint tea after a meal. It is soothing on the stomach and it helps to freshen the palate after heavy (or spicy!) foods. A great tea to keep on hand when you might need a little minty refreshment!
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!
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