Peppermint Cream

Tea type
Herbal Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Cocoa Bean Shells, Oolong Tea, Peppermint
Flavors
Chocolate, Creamy, Peppermint, Mint, Butter, Candy, Smooth, Sweet, Cocoa, Floral, Metallic, Milk, Musty, Thick, Herbaceous, Vanilla, White Chocolate, Cream
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Finished up the last of my most recent sample at work this morning, and admittedly this has grown on me over time. Either that, or it’s changed a bit since this sample and the one I tried last....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wowsers….this is super pepperminty with a gentle touch of vanilla resembling Twinings – Butter Mint. It looks like mostly finely chopped peppermint leaf (with some dust) and some small to medium...” Read full tasting note
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  • “KittyLovesTea sent me a lovely package of teas… mostly Bluebird samples to try because I want that to be the ONE company I order from one time in 2014. (Yeah right.) I’d like to know what I like...” Read full tasting note
    81
  • “Pushing through the sipdowns today because I’m impatient to get my cupboard under 300 teas. It’s so close! This came from the EU TTB and is the old blend with less oolong in it. There is a hint of...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Award-winning, velvety milk Oolong tea, smooth cocoa + sweet peppermint

Home made peppermint creams make the best gift. Unless, like us, you eat them all first! We have recreated that perfect peppermint cream taste in this tea blend. Milk oolong’s naturally sweet, creamy nose is blended with the soft mint and smooth cocoa. Yummy velvety chocolate goodness!

Ingredients
Quangzhou milk oolong, peppermint, cocoa shells

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Finished up the last of my most recent sample at work this morning, and admittedly this has grown on me over time. Either that, or it’s changed a bit since this sample and the one I tried last. Maybe both. There’s lots of peppermint, but it’s softened by the deep creaminess of the milk Oolong and it really does taste like it’s namesake. The chocolate is better than I remember, too.

I might actually buy more of this one.

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Wowsers….this is super pepperminty with a gentle touch of vanilla resembling Twinings – Butter Mint. It looks like mostly finely chopped peppermint leaf (with some dust) and some small to medium sized Oolong balls amidst it.

The flavour is very mild considering it’s strong scent. In my first few sips it took a few seconds before any flavour came through and when it did I feel the strongest was the cocoa. It’s sweet but also creamy and very light. I wish the peppermint was stronger.

This blend is too mild, I may try and double the dose or the steep time for my next cup. So far this one is disappointing.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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KittyLovesTea sent me a lovely package of teas… mostly Bluebird samples to try because I want that to be the ONE company I order from one time in 2014. (Yeah right.) I’d like to know what I like from Bluebird first! thanks so much!!

I wanted to try Bluebird’s Christmas Cake for Christmas day but a headache means I should have a mint tea. Well, this was a mint tea from Bluebird so I went with it. A second oolong blend in a row! I don’t try many of those. This is supposed to be at 194 degrees so the water was cooled for a minutes. This one is a bit odd tasting at the first sip. It tastes a bit like catnip smells (which is probably since catnip is a mint anyway). And the oolong is very vegetal…I’m surprised it’s a milk oolong. The hints of chocolate aren’t very creamy. Not bad, but it’s odd! The second steep tasted more like I thought it should. Not my favorite from Bluebird, but I’d love to try their amazing blends either way.

JustJames

hope the headache follows the rules and backs off!

tea-sipper

thanks! I think the headache is leaving, and I swear it is always the peppermint.

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Pushing through the sipdowns today because I’m impatient to get my cupboard under 300 teas. It’s so close!

This came from the EU TTB and is the old blend with less oolong in it. There is a hint of creaminess from the base, but mostly it’s a peppermint-heavy herbal tasting tea. The mint is more sweet than fresh, probably due to the cocoa which comes through a tiny bit right at the end of the sip, as well as the use of the milk oolong. I’d be interested to try the new version which includes more oolong. I think it would give a more successful overall impression of a peppermint cream.

195/397

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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I believe this is one extra samples as a sorry they run out of different tea I have ordered.

Oolong, peppermint, cocoa shells. Nothing more, nothing less.

I was kind of sceptical when I saw it. I thought it won’t work. Mint and cocoa shells are so different flavours…

But it is quite delicious! Nice milky oolong base, which makes creamy flavour, peppermint do the refreshing taste and cocoa… makes it sweet somehow? It reminded me After Eight chocolates and although cocoa was quite weak, I can imagine less peppermint and more cocoa – it was nice. Perfect for morning tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Peppermint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Sounds delicious! With a plain Hershey’s chocolate bar would be even better! (Are those available in your part of the world?)

Martin Bednář

It wasn’t certainly bad! Now and then they Hershey’s chocolate appear here, but overpriced; so I haven’t tried them yet.

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#adventageddon Day 10 – 5/5

This was my favourite tea from today and I really didn’t expect it to be – when I saw Candy Cane Crush I was sure that this wouldn’t be able to top it, and more specifically I was worried this would be too much of a “mint chocolate” tea and not a Peppermint Cream. It was really thick and rich though, with a sweet but heavy and crisp/menthol forward peppermint backed with a REALLY silky, smooth and indulgent cream flavour that kind of reminds me of the cream/vanilla flavouring in DT’s Cream of Earl Grey (without the gross bergamot). The name of this tea!? Scary accurate, and so good! I get a whisp of cocoa, but it’s definitely not the main flavour here and I wouldn’t think of this as a mint chocolate tea at all.

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Thanks to amandastory516 for the sample of this! Unfortunately, I find this one a little less special than other B&B teas. I mainly taste peppermint – no cream or chocolate or oolong. In the blend, all I saw was peppermint as well. Possibly this small sample is just not representative of the whole batch, but I did make sure some cocoa husks went in, and I still couldn’t taste them. Oh well! At the very end of the cup, I did start to catch some creaminess and decided the blend was worthwhile after all. Maybe not great enough to purchase, but enough to finish the last cup or so I can make with this sample. I just wish the other flavors were stronger!

amandastory516

I tried it a couple times and found it to be the same, unfortunately! A bit lackluster, but definitely not bad.

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I do not know why I did not try this tea sooner, I got it a little over a month ago when I was back home in England.
I have always loved peppermint tea, and I have recently started trying Oolong teas. I very much enjoyed this blend, it has a lighter, softer and creamier than any peppermint tea I’ve had and while some may prefer that stronger peppermint flavor, I really enjoy the fullness yet lighter flavor this brings.

I think I almost like an oolong base for mint tea more than a green tea base. I am yet to try a milk oolong tea, so I will be excited to see how it compares with the creaminess that this tea has as well as that nice subtle flavor just without mint.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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So I’d brought this with me to work, for casual work sipping, and I cleaned it off yesterday.
I have not been inclined to log it, which should tell you what I think about it.
It was almost a non entity, hardly registering as I drunk it down.
I’m afraid I find that to be a common factor for almost all Bird and Blend teas…. ok, but not enough to really impress me.

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I moved to London, Ontario last week to start Law School. New city. New school. No one I know, in an apartment all my own. On the plus side, that means I can decorate the place however I want, including a a tall bookshelf solely for displaying my teaware (well, the teaware I could get to fit). On the downside, that means I am alone and anxious and per past experiences, until I adjust, I don’t really eat and I don’t really drink. Mostly I just sit on a couch or in a bed and binge watch shows and retreat into myself. So, that means I haven’t been drinking much tea either.

I should say that all last week was Orientation week which means I was mostly out of the house doing orientation things like going to lectures about mental wellness and being forced to socialize so in addition to the not eating/drinking thing, I also didn’t have very much time at home to even make tea. Yesterday, was the first time I really spent at my apartment following classes that ended at 2:30. I came home and rewatched The Flash (which is now on Netflix…Yay!) and thought about making tea but couldn’t pick which tea I wanted and couldn’t force myself off the couch without a concrete plan so basically I sat in the dark watching until I decided it was time for bed.

I thought about making tea all day today as well but was struggling because I thought maybe I should write a tea review for Sororitea Sisters but wasn’t sure which tea to review. And I thought about how I should pick a tea I haven’t taken a pic of yet because I haven’t posted for my #365daysoftea in over a week. And I was also trying to do some organizing for school and honestly it just felt like a lot, even though I know it wasn’t. Finally I decided I was being ridiculous and just got the kettle boiling. Then picking mugs and a tea stressed me out which is silly but for some reason I was just very anxious and even got distracted and ended up steeping this at too low a temperature (160 vs the 175 it should have been steeped in). Ultimately, I picked my mug that says “home is where my tea is” – something I hope feels much more true shortly.

As for the tea, it is very smooth and definitely creamy. Peppermint is the most distinct flavor, acting as the top note that treads toward medicinal and blocks out most other flavors. I don’t get much from the cacao. The oolong is contributing the creaminess and comes through really floral in the aftertaste. I think that maybe the lower temperature hindered the cup as a whole since the oolong didn’t unroll all that much and I think in the future, brewed properly, this might have some more balance because right now it is a touch bland and one-note.

Taylor

sending you lots of good thoughts!! I know how you feel. take care of yourself!

tea-sipper

Congrats on so many new things! Best of luck to you!

Roswell Strange

Congrats on the new start with law school!!! It’ll take a little while for things to click together into a routine that feels comfortable, I’m sure – but it’ll happen! Remember – self care!

VariaTEA

Thanks everyone :)

Tamarindel

Sounds exciting! Enjoy your new city, but a little binge-watching while you’re settling in is perfectly natural too! I just started Crazyhead and it’s pretty funny.

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