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I love PNW peppermint but y’all probably know that by now. Because of the fresh blast of mint, I would have never guessed there to be green tea in this bag. The peppermint already has a thick sweetness but the green tea does this awesome texture thing that makes the tea almost buttery-chewy and satisfying. The menthol from the mint really cools me down — it comes out of my ears, chest and armpits after a short time and can linger for a couple hours.

Like a buttermint on steroids.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Happy-making post.

Leafhopper

Yes, this is good news! :)

gmathis

I have a soft spot for farmers :) As to this brand, a friend brought me a couple boxes of their straight-up peppermint and it is definitely strong and effective!

Evol Ving Ness

Derk, I tried to send you a pm and for some reason, even though I follow you here, I cannot send you a note. Would you send me one?

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Thank you derk for those two tea bags. Nice addition to my collection!

However, in taste it is rather boring. There is nothing that says it is Darjeeling for me and the lemon taste is rather lemongrass.

Somehow too simple. I know I did steep only for 5 minutes while they suggest 10, but I didn’t wanted to have tannic and bitter cup.

Flavors: Lemongrass

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Courtney

A 10-minute steep! Can you imagine haha.

gmathis

10 minutes with Darjeeling would turn it into paint thinner or kitchen cleaner!

derk

I sent this to you solely for collection purpose. Please don’t feel obligated to drink the other one!

Martin Bednář

I may give it to a guest. It’s very mild so, it will be welcomed by some.

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70

The lemon and ginger here is soothing and easily drinkable. Don’t know about the medicinal benefits of the tea but I’d drink this if I had a cold. I do prefer gypsy cold care, but this is nice for a change of pace. And I always like tea with a message on the string :)

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50

If I take the bag out at a respectable time, it has a light black tea taste like standard fare sinensis varietal with some lemony tang. If left in due to inattentiveness, it develops some earthiness and the lemongrass becomes a smothering top note. Not my cup. Only lemongrass done lightly passes the derk test. Going for a respectable steep time makes an inoffensive, if boring, cup.

Flavors: Earth, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tangy, Tea

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #192 overall / Tea #16 for May
Mon 5/10 - Traditional Medicinals Organic Turmeric 2 teabags hot & plain. This was 4 teabags that came in a Sipsby box at some point. I drank two of these as something comforting with the warmth of temperature, turmeric, and ginger. Got the job done although was tasting a little stale.
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I got this as a freebie, probably at some tea festival or another. I did a count of my teas today and got 117, but I could be a bit off. Like, some of my Bird and Blend teas I have multiple bags of the same flavor. So I’m probably a little off. But anyway, I decided to start sipping down some of my samples.

This came as a single tea bag in a bag. I read the instructions and steeped it in boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. The turmeric really stands out, and the ginger hides behind it somewhat faintly. I don’t know what meadowsweet tastes like, but I only pick out these two flavors. It’s mildly spicy, but not as spicy as some turmeric teas I’ve had.

Okay, I read about meadowsweet, and it has a minty flavor, and now I pick up a tiny minty note at the end of the sip. Interestingly, it contains aspirin and was the first source of it.

This is pretty good, could actually use more turmeric flavor.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Not dranking for benefits, just dranking to drank. Brews pretty light in color with moderately strong taste. Nectary sweet body with a richer honey note that pops out. Drying but fresh and sweet and ultimately very pleasant. This reminds me so much of the sweet floral meadow note I get in some younger sheng pu’er.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Drying, Flowers, Honey, Nectar, Sweet

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Not dranking to detox, just dranking to drank. Sometimes I crave nettle tea.

Tastes very much like nettle — nutritious-herbaceous-earthy. Hibiscus body and tang actually rounds out that taste nicely. A hint of berry. No licorice root. I think I like it.

Flavors: Berry, Earth, Herbaceous, Hibiscus, Tangy

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When I see ginger listed as an ingredient, I usually expect it to be the overriding flavour. This is not the case here. I can taste ginger, barely, but for the most part this tastes like turmeric. That’s fine, as I like turmeric; however, it does make for a rather simple taste. Possibly this is intended to be consumed more for health benefits than for flavour, but since that’s not why I’m drinking it, I’d have preferred a slightly more balanced flavour profile.

As this is a spice-based tisane which creates a dark gold brew when steeped, it has some similarities to chai. However, it lacks the sweetness and complexity of chai. It’s not really sweet at all, in fact, so if you like your spicy teas sweet as well, some honey would probably do well here.

Flavors: Ginger, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 13 OZ / 384 ML

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Derk generously sent me this tea a couple months ago. I like peppermint more than spearmint, but was happy to give this a try. I steeped one teabag in a 355 ml mug at 205F for 4, 6, 8, and around 30 minutes.

As expected, this tea smelled like spearmint gum. The first couple steeps had a crisp, sweet, slightly earthy spearmint taste. I let the teabag sit for almost a day before making my last two infusions, which were not as flavourful and seemed a bit grassy and stewed. I’m not sure if this was due to the long delay between steeps or the extended steep times. Regardless, this was a pleasant way to end the day, although peppermint is still my favourite.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Spearmint, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 355 ML

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I received a sample tea bag a long time ago and finally decided to try it. I am not breastfeeding and will not drink it again. I do not like coriander or fennel in my tea. They are both too strong in this one. I won’t even finished this mug, which may be a first time.

Flavors: Coriander, Fennel Seed

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75

What you could find in a tea bag filled with spearmint only?

Yep, it was minty, quite sweet. Easydrinking liquid, no flaws. Probably quite fresh. I prefer peppermint though, when it comes to mints.

Thank you derk for new tea bag to my collection.

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude? — Emily Dickinson

Flavors: Spearmint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I don’t like pure spearmint, fresh or dried or gum/mints, but sometimes I get wild and eat or drink something that doesn’t sit right with me thinking maybe my tastes have changed. (My definition of wild has changed wildly in the past few years.)

It turns out I’ve made this into my morning wake-up and nightcap every day this week. It’s so sweet and so spearmint and so clean. I can see myself reaching for this when I want mint but not something as strong as my preferred peppermint.

Bananas, though. I will never enjoy a ripe, yellow banana from the peel.

Flavors: Spearmint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Banana is my most hated food. I have such a strong aversion to them I can’t even stand when someone ELSE is enjoying one ripe, straight from the peel. O-o

My favorite mint blends are usually a mix of both peppermint and spearmint. Even better if just a hint of one of the lemony herbs is thrown in to add just a dash of citrus to the menthol.

Martin Bednář

I never understood what’s wrong with bananas?

derk

Everything, haha

MandyJS

I feel you on your definition of getting wild. I was promised that my taste buds would change as I got older so I keep trying thinks I generally don’t like in hopes for some magical shift where things suddenly taste great, but that day has yet to come.

By this point I’m on a mission though, so I won’t stop trying lol…

Kawaii433

Sadly, I can’t handle any mint in my tea. hehe at “wild”, derk. :)

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I think I saved a bag of this from a recent tea box. It’s herbaceous in an interesting way. I suppose it probably tastes like itself, though I have nothing to compare it to. I had it plain, and it was nice and refreshing on a busy day. I wouldn’t order a box since I don’t go for herbaceous teas very often, but this one is perfectly fine.

gmathis

Farm kid here … I loved the way sweet red clover smelled in the summer when they were mowing it. Might be worth a trial for the nostalgia!

Martin Bednář

Interesting… just red clover tea?

AJRimmer

Oh that’s so fun! I never knew it could be made into tea before I saw this tea bag!

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Grabbed a bag of this from the recent tea box. Even though it expired in 2017, it still tastes pretty nice! Earthy and fresh. Not one I would buy a box of, but the flavor was quite refreshing to drink while I was exercising today. General earthy rootiness, not bad. Not a hint of lemon though.

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50

Not a big fan of the taste. I’m not really fond of chamomile. However, as a relaxing tea, it works OK.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I like this tea, however, I love licorice and that is the main flavor I get from this. It is a good evening tea because there is no caffiene, so I drink it before bed.

Flavors: Grass, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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