1) Before: Another tea from Tealeaves, hoping it will be as good as the Chamomile I tried last night. Not an overpowering peppermint aroma, so it’s not intensely packed with peppermint oil. The color of the leaves could be confused for green tea, but this is definitely an herbal infusion. Brews pretty dark after recommended brew time of 5 minutes at 212 degrees. I’m also getting subtle hints of menthol and eucalyptus.
2) First Taste: Nice mouthfeel right off the bat, and a cooling aftertaste. It’s a bit menthol-y if I’m going to be fair. Again, much like the chamomile I’m going to wager this is a decent standalone, but might serve better as a blender teabag.
3) Second Sip: I got a bit more peppermint on this sip, but again, it’s a bit subtle and might not be as powerful as their loose equivalent (different blend number but probably the same plant/herbal ingredient). I’m wondering why they make their herbal infusion so weak— maybe it’s a selling point on value? Who knows.
4) After: Would probably trying again, but only to blend with a spearmint or something in the gunpowder green family. But if we’re being honest, this doesn’t bear as much praise as their bagged chamomile. That could stand alone and this…just disappoints.
Flavors: Eucalyptus, Menthol, Peppermint