Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Stash Tea
Enjoy all the refreshing, minty flavor of a mojito in this uniquely appealing tea. All of the island flavor is here (minus the alcohol) plus Matcha, the exceptional Japanese green tea used in the traditional tea ceremony. Natural lime flavor accents the tea with just the right zesty flair. Makes a delicious iced tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
I could smell the peppermint the moment I tore open the pouch! The notes of lime are also detectable in the aroma. It’s actually quite a nice fragrance: lime and peppermint with the herbaceous notes of green tea.
To infuse this tea bag, I pulled out my favorite teacup and steeped the bag in about 6 ounces of hot water (175°F) for 2 minutes. The brewed tea has a softer aroma than the dry tea.
The combination of lime and peppermint is quite tasty. I appreciate that the green tea is not masked by the flavors. Peppermint can be a very powerful flavor and take over a tea blend, and while the minty notes are strong here, they didn’t overwhelm the other flavors. I can taste the green tea and I’m also getting a fair amount of tart lime.
The green tea is sweet and the Matcha adds a slightly creamy texture to the cup. It tastes refreshing. A slight grassy note but not in a bitter way.
The lime is the real “star” of this cup. While the peppermint does come through strongest of the flavors, the lime perks up the cup and keeps me drinking. It’s a bright, zesty flavor that excites the palate.
Overall, a pleasant cup of tea. I’d drink this one again.