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!
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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