Ghostly Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Natural Flavours, Organic Cinnamon Pieces, Organic Full Leaf Green Tea, Organic Ginger, Peppermint, Rose Petals
Flavors
Mint
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “English Tea Shop Advent Calendar: Days 7 & 11 I’m a big fan of Halloween/winter holiday/Christmas crossovers (Spookmas!), but even I don’t understand why this one is in a “festive” advent...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Don’t ask me what a tea called ‘ghostly green’ is doing in a Christmas advent calendar, when it seems like it should belong with some Halloween theme, but whatever the reason I’ll take it because I...” Read full tasting note
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English Tea Shop Advent Calendar: Days 7 & 11

I’m a big fan of Halloween/winter holiday/Christmas crossovers (Spookmas!), but even I don’t understand why this one is in a “festive” advent calendar. Is it referencing the ghosts from A Christmas Carol?! Maybe. As Nattie pointed out when this one came up in her advent, the palate and name are eerily (heh) similar to 52Teas’ Graveyard Mist. The latter quickly became one of my favorite teas when I tried it earlier this year, so I was curious how this one would match up.

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t hold a [flickering, drippy] candle to Graveyard Mist. I’m actually getting only a tiny amount of mintiness. I can maaaaybe smell a little cinnamon if I concentrate really hard, but there is no rose or ginger at all. Why are they even in there?! Even the green base is flavorless. And I’m pretty sure it’s not covid talking, because I have been smelling and tasting other things all day long.

Edit: OK, now that it has cooled down a LOT, I’m getting a more noticeable creamy mint flavor. But still not much.

Flavors: Mint

Nattie

I didn’t get any rose, ginger or cinnamon either. It really is like a poor imitation of Graveyard Mist!

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Don’t ask me what a tea called ‘ghostly green’ is doing in a Christmas advent calendar, when it seems like it should belong with some Halloween theme, but whatever the reason I’ll take it because I actually like this! I came downstairs for lunch and found the kettle still warm, so being too lazy to re-boil it just to let it cool again, I used the water that was already in, and I’m pretty sure it was too cool. Maybe that was key, because although a light brew, this is tasty! It’s a creamy mint, a profile which I love, on a green base which I don’t, but the base isn’t very prominent and because of the cool steep there’s no astringency at all. It reminds me a bit of 52teas Graveyard Mist – a favourite of mine – only not as good. Also the name is kind of similar, huh? Hmm… I resteeped in boiling water and there’s still no astringency, and I’m happy to report it holds up well! The leaf is actually quite large, which might account for the lack of astringency, but I can see something mixed in with it that looks like pieces of cinnamon bark (I don’t have the ingredients handy to check), and whatever it is it’s not coming through at all. I suspect there might be a few redundant ingredients in the mix, if the previous blends are anything to go by. This is definitely one of my favourites from the calendar.

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

We can pretend it is the Ghost of Christmas Present!

ashmanra

If it had been bad tea we would choose the scary one, the ghost of Christmas Yet To Come!

Nattie

That’s genius, I should have thought of that! Haha, I was a weird child and was always more scared of the Ghost of Christmas Present than the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come! :’) he was just so BIG!

Kelmishka

Graveyard Mist is one of my favorites too — looking forward to trying this one to compare!

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