Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Compass Teas
The refreshing taste of spearmint blends perfectly with Green tea to provide a minty pick-me-up that is full of anti-oxidants, helps with digestion problems and may help relieve heartburn. Try it hot or iced.
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When I first tasted this, it tasted a little … different. Not bad, really, just different than many of the mint green teas I’ve tasted. Then, I read the description for the tea (provided above) and realized what it was: this tea has spearmint, while most green teas I’ve had are made with peppermint. My palate can definitely tell the difference.
And while I would usually select peppermint over spearmint, I’m enjoying the change. It not only challenged my palate but it also invigorated it, as it was prepared to taste peppermint and sometimes my palate “preps” me for what I’m about to eat or drink… and spearmint was just different enough for my palate to perk up and take notice.
It’s still minty, of course, but, I find that there is plenty of green tea to make this a green tea with mint… rather than a minty green tea. That is to say, the green tea is stronger than the mint, and I like it that way. I like that it doesn’t taste as though I’m sipping a cup of hot mouthwash.
The green tea is mildly sweet with a hint of vegetation which complements the herbaceous notes of the spearmint nicely without making it taste too herb-y. Overall a very pleasant cup: cool and crisp, but, also calming in its own way.