You know that saying– too much of a good thing is a good thing? It applies here.
I was a little worried when I cracked this tea bag open that it would be TOO MUCH. Allll the herbs, am I right? But upon first sniff, I was intrigued. As with others I’ve tried form Old Barrel, this tea was a perfect, equal blend– all flavors present and accounted for, with nothing overpowering or shying away in the flavor. My first sip confirmed what I sniffed to be true– this tea is GOOD, you guys. Really, really good.
It’s light and a little sweet, herbal and flowery but also grounded and earthy. It’s got a little tingle from the mint, and a little almost-vanilla from who-knows-where. Each flavor is represented (just like that egalitarian name might imply), but they all play together quite nicely in the pot. I have to say– something about
Old Barrel’s teas get me every time– the flavors are simple enough that I always underestimate how they might brew up, but once in my cup, I’m always so pleasantly shocked by how fresh, strong, and unusual-but-lovely they are. Another winner from OBTC– and never enough of a good thing!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Old Barrel Tea Co
A blend of lavender, rose petals, chamomile, peppermint, vanilla rooibos.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
The more tea-drinking years I get under my belt, the more difficult it is to find a flavor like I’ve never had before, especially when it comes to herbals. Now, don’t get me wrong, tea friends– I have lots of excellent, interesting blends filling my cabinets. But when something is as simple as this peppermint lemongrass blend from Old Barrel Tea Co, I don’t necessarily expect for it to knock my socks off.
Consider me proven wrong.
As far as I can tell, this herbal from Old Barrel isn’t chemical, nothing added or artificial, just herbs in all their glory– but it is jam-packed with flavor. The mint is tingly and fresh, the lemongrass bright and sweet. Blended together, it’s the perfect cup to settle your stomach after a heavy dinner, to wake you up in the afternoon slump, or just to sip when spring feels oh-so-far away (just me?! Cabin fever is SO REAL, you guys). Sometimes, simpler really IS better– and in this case, that definitely holds true!