I’ve never had a mojito. I didn’t even know what was IN a mojito. But when I opened the pouch, I could tell you right away that a mojito must have lime and mint. The base of this tea is Japanese sencha. I decided to try it hot sans additions, hot with sugar, and iced sweetened. Then…drum roll, please….I found a person who has had an ACTUAL mojito to give judgment on whether the taste is accurate.
I thought this tea might not be too great as a plain hot tea since it was designed to mimic a cocktail, and the powerful smell of limes made me close my eyes and brace myself when I took my first sip. To the contrary, it was quite good sans any additions at all! The lime is natural yet doesn’t pucker your lips and dry your mouth. The mint is refreshing. The sencha is smooth.
I added sugar and had another small cup and also passed some along to my daughter. It was good this way, too.
The hot, sweet tea was poured into a carafe and left to chill in the fridge and to await the verdict of a true mojito drinker. I enjoyed the sweet iced tea with my supper, and poured a small glass to be tested with a wee splash of rum. My test subject declared that, aside from the lack of bubbles from club soda, the taste was to a “T” in the mojito tea!
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Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Love Tea Company
This mojito concoction explodes with flavor. It starts with Japanese style Sencha, has lime and mint pieces, and all-natural mint flavoring. Enjoy it with a splash or milk and sugar, over ice, or blended as a mixer for rum and tequila. If you ask Uncle Google, he’ll give you the famous Hemingway recipe for a Mojito Martini. This tea will take you across the river and into the woods and down to the deep south where Hemingway certainly enjoyed a similar concoction one sunny sumer day in Key West.