This is the first 52 teas order I’ve placed since the company changed hands, so I was excited and nervous. I’m starting to realize that when it comes to flavoured blends, I’m liking green tea as a base more than I thought I would. It’s mineraliness seems to pair so nicely with a variety of flavours without being astringent like many a black base, at least without milk and/or sugar which is how I take pretty much all my blacks, flavoured or not. Anyway, in the bag, this tea smells of straight up vanilla and toothpastey mint, which is generally fine by me. Sometimes mint in tea turns my stomach after the tea has steeped, but that somehow wasn’t the case here, which I’m thankful for. You can taste all the elements of the tea, and even more so as it cools. I might add a touch of sugar next time to see if that amps up the marshmallow, but it really doesn’t feel necessary. And as other reviewers have mentioned, the aftertaste in your mouth really does resemble how you would imagine a grey mist to taste like. How neat!
Brewed at 185 f for two minutes, one tsp for 9-10 oz of water,
The bottom line is that I like this but don’t love it. Which is a great start!