My fave peppermint – straight-up herbal…hands down and SIPDOWN!
4 infusions…I think I am up to 10 for the day of overall teas…
“My fave peppermint – straight-up herbal…hands down and SIPDOWN! 4 infusions…I think I am up to 10 for the day of overall teas…” Read full tasting note
“My supply of this is getting low – just as well, herbals don’t have a very long shelf life. Exhilarating and fresh. I contemplated adding some of this to my ultimate chocolate rooibos from 52Teas...” Read full tasting note
“I had one lonely tea bag I had in a sandwich baggie just floating around, really just waiting for a day when I had a massive headache. Yesterday was that day. I think mint helps my headaches more...” Read full tasting note
“I remember when Teapigs used to claim that this tea would stay green, and not turn a muddy brown like every other mint tea going. I can’t remember whether it was ever true, but it certainly isn’t...” Read full tasting note
Pure mint – so, as you’d expect a strong minty taste, then. Very refreshing, very light. Naturally caffeine free. Good if you’re feeling rumbly – we all know that this will do the trick.
We like it strong – the longer you brew, the stronger the mint. Leave it in for 7 minutes… stonking strength! To make it iced, just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Ingredients: peppermint leaves [dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts.]
Brew time: tea temple – 1 per person. Infuse in boiling water. Brew for 3+ minutes.
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Peppermint LeavesFirst Class Teas
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I had one lonely tea bag I had in a sandwich baggie just floating around, really just waiting for a day when I had a massive headache. Yesterday was that day. I think mint helps my headaches more than any aspirin. And since I never have any mint except tea. This one was surprisingly delicious considering it is years old and I have no idea how old it actually is (I took it out of a non-Steepster teabox.) But this teabag had a ridiculous amount of mint. The next day when my headache was gone, I resteeped this with some of Harney’s Valentine (Chocolate!) Very delicious! But this rating is just for the mint.. it could have only been better years ago!
I remember when Teapigs used to claim that this tea would stay green, and not turn a muddy brown like every other mint tea going. I can’t remember whether it was ever true, but it certainly isn’t now. Swampy it is. It at least smells fresh, though, and is very strongly minty.
To taste, this is one of the more pleasant mint teas I’ve tried so far. There’s never all that much between them, but I suppose this one has quite large leaves still, so it doesn’t become over strong too quickly. I gave this about three minutes, and was rewarded with a cooling, refreshing, definitely minty tea, but without the resemblances to toothpaste and mouthwash that can sometimes prevail.
I always find drinking mint tea an interesting experience, as it’s both hot and cold at the same time. On a moderately warm spring day, though, it’s quite a welcome sensation. Peppermint tea (and by this I only mean the herbal, rather than blends that include mint) will never be top of my list of favourites, probably because I’ve disliked so many of them. As they go, though, this is by no means a bad one. It’s not outright stunning (can a mint tea really be that anyway?), but it’s certainly better than average.
WOW! This is really, really strong! I don’t usually like peppermint but I thought I’d try this as a cooling tea in summer. It left me feeling as though I have just brushed my teeth, which is a nice sensation. Apart from a slight “dustiness” (I can’t think of any other way to describe it) as it cooled down, this was pretty decent.
This is so pepperminty it makes yer eyes pop oot! Not literally, as that’d be an awful shame, but think of it as somewhat akin to the old Vicks stick under the eyeballs. You know, that trick you used to use to make yourself look like you’d been crying so you could get sent home from school on some emotional trauma charge.
Back to the tea – simply the best peppermint I’ve tasted, although very very spensive. Not an everyday peppermint by any standards! One can but dream. This is a fresh, light mintorama and soothing on the stomach to boot. Buy it noo!
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I got this as a sampler from Well.ca and was delighted that they had a free sample I actually cared about. This is a wonderful peppermint. My teabag was called “Minty fresh” but it seems to only contain peppermint.
This is a fresh and strong peppermint with a lot of menthol. I brewed this sachet (single serve mesh sachet – but both the sachet and the wrapper are compostable/recyclable) in hot water (~90 C) for 5 minutes. I could smell the mint right away. Even as a dry leaf it smelled very potent. I’m impressed! It wouldn’t be my go-to just for cost reasons but this is one of the best straight peppermints I’ve had.
Flavors: Menthol, Mint, Peppermint