Thanks again for the samples, Teakruthi! NOW Teakruthi has a great new rewards system on their already great free shipping and tea sales. I love trying a new mint tea and with the black base here, it’s quite crisp and refreshing. Plenty of mint mixed in — very fresh fragrance! The black tea is on the lighter side so it’s tough to taste underneath that mint – too dark and deep and it might seem a bit odd with mint anyway. But the black tea is a nice carrier for the mint when I’m craving it (or need it for headaches) while also offering a bit of caffeine. The ‘zen’ of the name is accurate – this is a very calming and soothing blend. The second steep is also full of flavor. I guess I don’t see too many black mint teas that other companies sell, so this is a unique tea for Teakruthi to carry. I have really been loving most of the teas I’m trying from Teakruthi and I’m glad I stumbled on the shop!
Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoon for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
2020 Sipdowns: 9 (52Teas – Pumpkin chai – Anne’s but still have Frank’s)