Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Part Chinese sencha, part Yun Wu (Cloud Mist), with marshmallow root, spearmint and natural marshmallow, spearmint and a hint of malt flavors, this is a smooth, silky experience with the sweet pique of spearmint subdued and made ghost-like–subtle, but haunting.
Learn more about this tea here.
I love marshmallows. I especially love homemade marshmallows, they’re one of my favorite treats. (By the way, if you’re looking for an exceptional marshmallow experience, you’ve got to try 240Sweet’s marshmallows!) So, I was really excited to try this Graveyard Mist from 52Teas which is a blend of green teas, marshmallow root and spearmint!
And what it tastes like, is a minty marshmallow in a cup of green tea! YUM! I can almost taste and feel the fluffiness of the marshmallow puff. I definitely get the whole “Graveyard Mist” thing here – the flavor from the marshmallow root and the hint of malt really give this tea a sort of haunting kind of flavor. It’s amazing, and demonstrates, once again, that Frank from 52Teas is a tea genius!
The combination of the Chinese Sencha and Yun Wu green teas provides a delightful base for this blend. It is vegetative, with a taste that is somewhere between sweet grass and mild spinach. It lends a very fresh taste to the overall cup, a freshness that is further emphasized with the crisp, clean taste of spearmint. I like that the minty tones are not overwhelming the cup – as mint has been known to sometimes do. Instead, it sort of lingers in the background.
I love the way the mint and the marshmallow root work together here. It is almost like a veiled, wispy essence of mint … like a ghostly mint because of the marshmallow and I think this plays to the whole Graveyard Mist concept.
Really unique … and so good, it’s scary!