Spearmint Sage

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Lavender, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Spearmint, Peppermint, Sage
Flavors
Earth, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint
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Edit tea info Last updated by __Morgana__
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Mostly what I smell upon opening the bag is mint. Very, very strong peppermint. If there is sage, spearmint, and lavender in there, I can’t smell it. This herbal is a deep golden color, verging on...” Read full tasting note
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BTW, the peppermint and lavender are also organic, there just wasn’t an option for those in Steepster’s menu. And the sage is organic white sage, also not an option.

Uniquely complex and multi-layered, Spearmint Sage is our take on classic mint tea. Our blend delivers bright menthol flavor balanced with savory sage and lavender. Stimulating yet caffeine-free; refreshing, minty zing with subtlety and depth.

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Mostly what I smell upon opening the bag is mint. Very, very strong peppermint. If there is sage, spearmint, and lavender in there, I can’t smell it.

This herbal is a deep golden color, verging on rose gold and is clear. The aroma is minty, but also somewhat earthy which is the sage, I think. In the flavor, the sage is there around the edges, too — not overly strong, which is good because it would have been too savory for me.

I am puzzled as to why this is named spearmint sage instead of peppermint sage, though. I taste more peppermint than spearmint, though the aftertaste is more spearmint.

Like virtually every Samovar blend, this has a lot of complexity, but doesn’t come across as busy. It’s definitely got more and better flavor than many mint blends I have had. The mint isn’t too herby, and it isn’t fake tasting — the other ingredients keep it from being that way.

This also has a very refreshing coolness in the mouth that Samovar describes as menthol. I’d say the feel is menthol, but I don’t get the medicinal Vapor Rub-ness I get from methol, which is pretty remarkable.

I’d definitely keep this around for as long as they blend it. It’s the best mint I’ve had since Refresh, and while I adore Refresh, you can definitely taste the quality in this. Refresh makes an excellent every day choice, but this is something special.

Flavors: Earth, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
derk

Did you taste much lemongrass? I see it’s listed in the ingredients but I’m really not a fan of lemongrass in teas. Otherwise, it sounds really good and I’m always looking for a good sage blend.

derk

Hm, bonus is it’s local so I can pick it up here! I’m centrally located between the three in the city. Which one to go to??

__Morgana__

I don’t taste lemongrass, but I don’t taste a ton of sage either. Everything other than the mint is more of a synergistic effect that adds depth and interest to the mint. Refresh has tarragon in it, but it’s the same thing there —the tarragon is there if I squint but mostly it keeps the mint from being boring or overwhelmingly a one trick pony.

__Morgana__

There used to be a lot more locations than there are now. Pretty sure the one in Yerba Burns is gone. I used to go to one in Hayes Valley, but not sure that’s still around.

derk

The one in Hayes Valley was still there when I lived that way. I remember being baffled that they didn’t use samovars… And they had a killer tea broth soup with duck. Looks like Yerba Buena is still open for business fyi.

__Morgana__

Really? Wow. I almost never get to the city these days but that’s good to know about Yerba Buena.

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