As I sat at my kitchen table this morning, trying to decide on a tea to drink before breakfast, the typical questions swam through my head. "Do I want white tea?" "Do I want green tea?" "Do I want black tea?" Well, this morning, I was able to deal with two of those questions at once in the form of TeaFrog's Asian Mint Tea! This tea is a blend of gunpowder green tea and Ceylon Orange Pekoe black tea. Contrary to how it may sound, "Orange Pekoe" is a designation for a high quality tea leaf, not a citrus-flavored blend of black tea.
I heated water as though I were making a green tea, wanting to not
scald the gunpowder green tea leaves. Three minutes of infusion later,
and I had myself a cup of tea that looked like a typical, light, black
tea. Seeing nothing different about it, I took a whiff of the tea. That
is when I could smell the smoky, vegetal green tea aroma wafting out of
the blend. And they mix perfectly!
At the forefront of the flavor is the black tea. Mild and yet
flavorful, it leads this tea blend well. Then the gunpowder comes into
the mix for the finish, and, with a smoky roar, sweeps pleasantly
through the taste. This was really delicious. I can imagine that a bit
of milk would add to this tea, if milk in tea is to your liking. This
might become a new favorite for my morning cup! On my personal enjoyment
scale, I would rate this tea a 91/100.
TeaFrog's Asian Mint Green and Black Tea is available from their website, here.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
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