drank Peppermint by Zen Tea Life
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From Ontario to California, this must be a record — 6 days to receive a tea package from the wonderful Leafhopper :)

My housemate requested last night a cup of peppermint tea, so I used the opportunity to break into the box of goodies. It’s a sweet, herbaceous peppermint with plenty of menthol kick. I thought it must be that NW US peppermint and reading the description, it is! Peppermint grown in Washington is my favorite because it never tastes muddy or stewed even with boiling water and long steep times.

Thanks for the nightcap, Leafhopper.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Menthol, Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
Leafhopper

Yay! Your teas arrived—and in record time! I’m glad you liked the peppermint. Now, if I could only find something similar in the wide world of peppermint teas out there… I’ll have to try your Two Leaves and a Bud peppermint soon!

derk

Yes, I’m so excited to try everything you sent, especially the teas from Lochan since I’ve been feeling a pull toward Darjeeling lately. I hope you find Two Leaves and a Bud a suitable peppermint :)

Mastress Alita

Ya, WA and OR peppermint is the top-tier of peppermint.

Leafhopper

I’m glad you’re happy with the teas I sent. I was worried I’d included too many roasted oolongs.

derk

Never worry! I try it all because I love variety and you never know when you’ll find a gem through somebody else’s kindness.

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Leafhopper

Yay! Your teas arrived—and in record time! I’m glad you liked the peppermint. Now, if I could only find something similar in the wide world of peppermint teas out there… I’ll have to try your Two Leaves and a Bud peppermint soon!

derk

Yes, I’m so excited to try everything you sent, especially the teas from Lochan since I’ve been feeling a pull toward Darjeeling lately. I hope you find Two Leaves and a Bud a suitable peppermint :)

Mastress Alita

Ya, WA and OR peppermint is the top-tier of peppermint.

Leafhopper

I’m glad you’re happy with the teas I sent. I was worried I’d included too many roasted oolongs.

derk

Never worry! I try it all because I love variety and you never know when you’ll find a gem through somebody else’s kindness.

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