If you are a fan of mint. . spearmint to be exact. . .I highly recommend you continue reading. If you aren’t a fan, this tea is probably not for you. I am a huge mint fan so I couldn’t have been more excited when this tea arrived at my door.
Never ordering from My Green Teapot, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect the teas to arrive in adorable little take out containers. This tea instantly grabbed my attention and I quickly skipped to my kettle to prep my water. While the water was prepping, I opened the pouch and was greeted with an amazingly intense cooling spearmint aroma. One that I enjoyed insanely so. Being 100% honest, the smell did remind me a bit of toothpaste, but again, being the mint fan I am, this didn’t waiver me in checking this oolong out.
Allowed to steep for a few minutes and cooled, the first sip of this tea revealed that refreshing cooling minty love I was hoping it would in a more spearmint variety. Refreshing, cooling, and soothing with a lovely mouth feel. The minty aroma in combination with the minty flavors gave me all the minty feels and love. The oolong leaves are providing this wonderfully smooth texture that make me want more.
Subsequent steepings yielded the same smooth refreshing cooling flavor but the mint flavor does subside a bit each infusion. The tea does have a note of astringency that does seem to increase each infusion as well.
All in all, I do love the experience I had with this tea. It is a unique version of a mint flavored tea that I haven’t had before. . .and I’ve tried a lot of mint teas. But being 100% honest, I will admit a few notes in regards to this tea. Even I will say that when I first opened the pouch, I was afraid that the mint was even too much for me. This tea is immensely infused with mint, but to me this is a good thing. I will also admit that after drinking this tea for the last couple of hours, I feel like I’ve brushed my teeth and at the same time- had a very dry mouth feel, which prompted me to drink more of this, causing more of this brushed teeth feel and dry mouth experience.
The more I think about this tea, the more I can see myself needing more of it sooner rather than later. The tea is extremely memorable and unique. With how much tea I drink on a daily basis, that is saying something. The cooling effect this tea delivers is one I can’t seem to get enough of. A proper cold brew of this tea is in my future for sure.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: My Green Teapot
Our Mint Green Oolong Teas are all natural whole leaf teas from Taiwan infused with mint.