Green Tea & Peppermint from Chiang Rai Tea House

GreenTeaPeppermintTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Chiang Rai Tea House

Tea Description:

Everything that goes in our teas is organic and traditionally grown at the farm. Just like the peppermint in this amazing blend. As green tea boosts the metabolism and reduces appetite, it may help burn calories. Meanwhile, peppermint can improve your workouts by allowing higher brain oxygen concentration and reducing lactate build-up, while also helping your digestion. Oh, did we mention it smells and tastes delicious, hot or on ice?

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I generally enjoy minty teas, but I especially like it when the mint isn’t so powerful that it ends up tasting more like mouthwash than tea.  This Green Tea & Peppermint from Chiang Rai Tea House has got the balance of flavors just right!

It’s minty, but not overly so.  It is more like a soft, subtle whisper of mint that accents the sweet green tea.  It has that cool, refreshing flavor that I want from mint teas, but, I’m tasting more green tea here than I’m tasting mint and for that, Chiang Rai Tea House gets bonus points.

The green tea leaves are large and whole and I could see the fine, fuzzy hairs on the leaves.  I was kind of surprised at the appearance of the leaves because I’m used to Chinese or Japanese green teas that are much greener – these are a pale green with silvery tips!  In fact, these looked more like a Bai Mu Dan tea than most green teas I’ve seen.

Then again, these tea leaves are from Thailand and I can’t say that I’ve experienced a whole lot of teas from Thailand.

But I like what I’m tasting – I’m enjoying this tea a lot!  It’s sweet and it tastes fresh and lightly vegetal.  The vegetal notes aren’t so much like grass.  It has a slight ‘hay-like’ flavor (another nod to the previous Bai Mu Dan comparison) and there are notes of sweet fruit – evoking thoughts of honeydew melon.

A really surprising tea on many different levels.  And it’s been a very happy set of surprises!  A really delightful tea!

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