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drank Thin Mints by Bigelow
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A tea I have received just before holidays from postcrossing, postcard link here: https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/US-7096930

I don’t know why, but it seems a bit festive for me. Scouts don’t sell here any snacks, so at least a little chance to get know again something known to me just from movies and series. Although I am pairing it with the chocolate I wrote about a few days back (Thortons Mint Crunch), this is a liquid.

Of course, I had a mint chocolate before. As for me, I prefer chocolate plain. Nuts causes toothaches often to me and other things added I never was very fan of (though Studentská pečeť (Student’s Seal) have a special place in my heart)

The dry bag had kind of weird aroma. The mint was strong and then there was something less pleasant. Like a some musty cocoa? I decided to brew it anyway, as I just wanted to have my day tea quota.

Steeped for suggested 4 minutes; with almost boiling water. It’s quite creamy with menthol twist; and luckily not that strong. Not sure about the cocoa… chocolate, or what should Thin Mints be like. Are there some filling, biscuit or something? I don’t know! Are they baked by scouts themselves?

The tea from Bigelow is tasty though. Not a tea I would really need to have in my cupboard, but certainly a nice experience. The chocolate wins though, as it isn’t that cloying as the tea. I blame the chicory with licorice is making the swallow bit cloying.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Mint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Bigelow also did a chocolate/coconut spinoff of a Girl Scout cookie (Samoas) that was far too chemical tasting for my liking—disappointing, because I love the cookies!

White Antlers

Chicory is not an ingredient that would cause the taste to be cloying. Chicory has been used, in the past, as a coffee substitute and in New Orleans, certain brands of coffee are still part chicory. I bet it’s that Devil Licorice that’s doing it.

And Thin Mints. There are Girls Scout cookies by that name but there is also a choclate that used to be considered a digestif-an ‘after dinner mint.’ You could say, for lack of a better description, that they are candy. A miniscule layer of mint sandwiched between two thin layers of dark, semisweet chocolate. https://www.amazon.com/Andes-Creme-Menthe-Mints-120-Count/dp/B0015A2W32/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=thin+mint+candy&qid=1608931497&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFLTUFCNk5CQTlTQzAmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA0OTYxODIxTDNPTkFXWTU1WDFMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA1MTA2MjQyWUUzSlZKUE4wQkhNJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Martin Bednář

gmathis: what a shame; I would prefer chocolate/coconut cookies too.
White Antlers: Ah yeah, I think I get the concept. It reminds me a bit After Eight chocolate. I guess it will be pretty much same. Yep, chicory won’t be cloying, but licorice is, very probably.

Ilse Wouters

chicory is the root and endives are the leaves of the same plant, and proud to say this is a typical Belgian product. I remember my grandfather having chicory infusion (instead of coffee indeed…I think we call it the poor man´s coffee, although times have changed and access to coffee as well). The drink is dry and bitter and I reckon it needs a while to get used to ;-) But I agree with White Antlers, it shouldn´t cause the taste to be cloying, rather the opposite as described above. Licorice can and will be, however.

Martin Bednář

Yep, I think I confused chicory for something else :) It was quite popular here too.

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gmathis

Bigelow also did a chocolate/coconut spinoff of a Girl Scout cookie (Samoas) that was far too chemical tasting for my liking—disappointing, because I love the cookies!

White Antlers

Chicory is not an ingredient that would cause the taste to be cloying. Chicory has been used, in the past, as a coffee substitute and in New Orleans, certain brands of coffee are still part chicory. I bet it’s that Devil Licorice that’s doing it.

And Thin Mints. There are Girls Scout cookies by that name but there is also a choclate that used to be considered a digestif-an ‘after dinner mint.’ You could say, for lack of a better description, that they are candy. A miniscule layer of mint sandwiched between two thin layers of dark, semisweet chocolate. https://www.amazon.com/Andes-Creme-Menthe-Mints-120-Count/dp/B0015A2W32/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=thin+mint+candy&qid=1608931497&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFLTUFCNk5CQTlTQzAmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA0OTYxODIxTDNPTkFXWTU1WDFMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA1MTA2MjQyWUUzSlZKUE4wQkhNJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Martin Bednář

gmathis: what a shame; I would prefer chocolate/coconut cookies too.
White Antlers: Ah yeah, I think I get the concept. It reminds me a bit After Eight chocolate. I guess it will be pretty much same. Yep, chicory won’t be cloying, but licorice is, very probably.

Ilse Wouters

chicory is the root and endives are the leaves of the same plant, and proud to say this is a typical Belgian product. I remember my grandfather having chicory infusion (instead of coffee indeed…I think we call it the poor man´s coffee, although times have changed and access to coffee as well). The drink is dry and bitter and I reckon it needs a while to get used to ;-) But I agree with White Antlers, it shouldn´t cause the taste to be cloying, rather the opposite as described above. Licorice can and will be, however.

Martin Bednář

Yep, I think I confused chicory for something else :) It was quite popular here too.

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