There are a lot of minty candy-cane inspired teas out there this time of year, so I was excited to try a more focused, herbal take on mint tea, with Jack Frost from Bluebird Tea.
This herbal blend is mainly spearmint and eucalyptus with a hint of sweeter flavors like coconut and vanilla. That hint of sweetness makes all the difference– pure spearmint tea has a bit too much icy bite, feeling more like medicine than a calm cup of tea. Jack Frost was smooth and cool without being too fierce or leaving me frozen.
It might sound odd to drink a mint tea at a hot temperature, but I’ve found it very calming both in my mind and in my cookie-crowded stomach. Mint is supposedly good for your digestion, so it’s been a nice blend to have on hand with all the rich eating of the holidays. If nothing else, the crisp, minty feeling on my tongue helps me feel refreshed during the bustle of the winter season. Since Jack Frost is an herbal blend, it’s naturally decaf and perfect for that before-bed brew.
The first time I brewed this tea, I was a bit baffled to see blue-green glitter in my mug. Had my holiday crafting spilled over into my tea? It turns out that the extra sparkle is from the snowflake sprinkles in the dry leaf. Once heated, the sprinkles melt and add a little shimmer and a little sweetness to the lush, green spearmint.
Jack Frost is a great blend for when you want to clear your mind and have the power and focus of fresh, clean, winter snow.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea
The mischevious Jack Frost is a crisp, cool cuppa. With icy spearmint, frosty coconut + snowflake sprinkles, Jack Frost will sure nip your nose + toes!
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With the holidays right around the corner, I don’t know about you all, but I always find myself just not able to say no to my mom’s awesome treats, cookies, and delights. I always seem to indulge without even realizing it. But I’ve got myself a secret weapon this year. . .
(Read in an Announcer Style Voice) TaDa! Tummy Mint from Yerba Buena Tea Co. One of the first herbal teas that contain ginger and fennel that CuppaGeek actually enjoys and drinks on a daily basis. Yes, you can rest assured that this blend will have your tummy feeling better in no time with amazing organic ingredients like peppermint, marshmallow root, chamomile flowers, ginger root, and fennel. One sip and a few hours later, you’ll be back at that dessert table again!
Ok that’s out of my system now.
This herbal tea is honestly one of the first herbal teas that I find myself constantly grabbing again, and again, and again. All of those flavors really create this wonderfully delicate yet refreshing flavor that my taste buds crave. I don’t grab for herbals very often or even ones that have a mix of ginger, fennel, and peppermint, but this one is absolutely brilliant.
You can pick up each flavor but they are all balanced with care and not one flavor overwhelms the other. I always find that ginger can become really overwhelming (fennel too) but in this blend I don’t feel that is an issue at all. I find myself even adding a scoop of this tea to my straight teas in the mornings just to add a boost to what I’m drinking. I’m sort of addicted to the peppermint and marshmallow root combo so adding that to any tea just makes me happy.
I will say with 100% honesty and this is in no way me saying this tea works, but after drinking this tea, I do feel better. I have a very slow and irritating digestive system where I get stomach pains from a lot of the foods I eat. I’m not saying that after drinking this my pain has gone away but I have noticed that my bloating isn’t as bad, which is a constant irritant. Can’t say the same will happen for you but I just wanted to give my two cents.
Highly recommend this herbal to anyone. Try it even if you aren’t a ginger fan. You’ll see what I mean when I say this blend is crafted and created with care.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Yerba Buena Tea Co.
Marshmallow root was commonly used as a digestive aid by ancient Greeks, and peppermint is considered one of the oldest remedies for stomach ailments. Our tummy tea adds ginger, chamomile and fennel – which has a long belly-satisfying history. We round out this deliciously soothing blend with calendula flower.
Ingredients: Organic Peppermint, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Chamomile Flowers, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Fennel