Mojito Mint Green Tea with Matcha from Stash

MojitoMintTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Stash Tea

Tea Description:

Enjoy all the refreshing, minty flavor of a mojito in this uniquely appealing tea. All of the island flavor is here (minus the alcohol) plus Matcha, the exceptional Japanese green tea used in the traditional tea ceremony. Natural lime flavor accents the tea with just the right zesty flair. Makes a delicious iced tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I could smell the peppermint the moment I tore open the pouch!  The notes of lime are also detectable in the aroma.  It’s actually quite a nice fragrance:  lime and peppermint with the herbaceous notes of green tea.

To infuse this tea bag, I pulled out my favorite teacup and steeped the bag in about 6 ounces of hot water (175°F) for 2 minutes.  The brewed tea has a softer aroma than the dry tea.

The combination of lime and peppermint is quite tasty.  I appreciate that the green tea is not masked by the flavors.  Peppermint can be a very powerful flavor and take over a tea blend, and while the minty notes are strong here, they didn’t overwhelm the other flavors.  I can taste the green tea and I’m also getting a fair amount of tart lime.

The green tea is sweet and the Matcha adds a slightly creamy texture to the cup.  It tastes refreshing.  A slight grassy note but not in a bitter way.

The lime is the real “star” of this cup.  While the peppermint does come through strongest of the flavors, the lime perks up the cup and keeps me drinking.  It’s a bright, zesty flavor that excites the palate.

Overall, a pleasant cup of tea.  I’d drink this one again.

Rose Mojito White Tea Blend from The Persimmon Tree

RoseMojitoTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where To Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

Featuring a beautiful blend of organic flower-scented white loose-leaf teas, wild roses, organic peppermint and seasonally selected botanicals; our Rose Mojito is refreshing and fragrant. This soothing infusion is a wonderful way to relax unwind after a long day.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea is so smooth, refreshing and tasty, that I nearly finished my first pot of it before I remembered that I need to write a review about it!  So, I re-steeped the leaves and I’m thrilled to say that the second infusion is even BETTER than the first!

Everything about this beautiful blend is balanced.  From the flavor of the sweet silver needle tea, to the soft notes of rose and the surprisingly subtle notes of peppermint.  Everything is gentle and delicate.  I like that I taste each of these notes, but, there isn’t a competition going on in my teacup.  It all has the soft offerings of a white tea blend and the peppermint and rose stay in check.

It’s a crisp and refreshing tea.  It is a cooling beverage, even when served hot.  I feel invigorated as I sip it without feeling overstimulated.  This would make a welcome tea on a warm summer evening (and right now, we’re getting a lot of those!) because it has a calming influence and yet it has a soft way about it that seems to replenish the body as I sip.

A really delicious cup of tea that smells as amazing as it tastes – and it tastes pretty darned amazing!

Pomegranate Mojito Green Tea from Zest Tea

Pom_MojitoTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Zest Tea

Tea Description:

At Zest, we start every morning with a Mojito. This aromatic blend of young hyson green tea, peppermint, lime, and pomegranate will bring back memories of lounging on a beach, or maybe whatever memories you have left of college. Either way, our Pomegranate Mojito Green Tea is an amazingly refreshing blend, great for any time of day.

Learn more about this tea here.

Learn more about Zest High-Octane Tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I took the opportunity to taste this tea several times before I sat down and write a review about it, and I’m glad that I did.  This is one blend that took a little “tweaking” on my part to find the right brewing temperature and time to get the most out of the tea.

Normally, I’ll brew a green tea from 175° – 180°F.  I found that this tea works better with the lower temperature.  I usually steep a green tea for 1 – 2 minutes, but I found that this tea required about 2 1/2 minutes to get the most out of the pomegranate, lime and peppermint flavors.  I tried a 3 minute steep time too, and I wasn’t very happy with that result, so my recommendation for this tea is a temperature somewhere between 170° – 175°F and a steep time of 2 1/2 minutes.

And while it does seem like this is a lot of effort to put forth to find the “sweet spot” brewing parameters for a tea, it’s well worth the effort!  This is a tasty green tea!

The peppermint is the prominent flavor of this cup, with notes of lime weaving their way in and out throughout the sip.  The green tea notes are sweet and buttery.  The pomegranate is a little more difficult for me to discern, but after a few sips, I started to notice hints of pomegranate arriving at the tail of the sip.  The aftertaste is mostly pomegranate and lime with a crisp, clean minty note.

Of the three teas that I’ve reviewed thus far from Zest Tea, I think this one is my least favorite.  I really enjoyed the Blue Lady and the Apple Cinnamon black teas, and I’m enjoying this one as well, but, there is something about this tea that is less appealing than the other two.  A slight “chemical-y” off taste to it that I didn’t notice with the other two teas.  It is a very slight taste though, and I still find the lime and mint notes to be quite delightful as well as the notes of pomegranate in the finish and aftertaste.  It’s a tasty tea, it’s just not my favorite.

I also really like the energizing BOOST that I get from these Zest Teas!

Mojito Mint from Jeeves & Jericho

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Jeeves & Jericho

Tisane Description:

Our Mojito Mint is a bespoke herbal blend. It combines the assertive zing of peppermint with the calming freshness of lemon grass and subtle sweetness of the blossoms.

This delicious, soothing and refreshing brew adds an interesting slant to the more traditionally known peppermint tea. The herbs combined add wonderful digestive and cleansing properties to this fantastically invigorating all day drink.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This is a zesty, refreshing cuppa!

The peppermint is strong, and it dominates this cup.  However, I like that even though the peppermint is the strongest flavor, it still allows some room for the creamy citrus notes from the lemon grass to shine through.

It is crisp, cool and minty, while at the same time, it has a certain smoothness to it.  The lemon grass brightens the cup.  Together, these two ingredients offer a taste that is at once invigorating and yet calming, helping to soothe my stomach after eating a spicy chicken salad about an hour ago.

Very refreshing – and tastes great hot or cold!  Would make a very nice ice cold beverage at your next picnic!


Cucumber Mojito Green Tea from Inspired Leaf

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Inspired Leaf

Tea Description:

Crisp, refreshing mint and lime mojo. Amazing on the rocks! Inspiration No. 26: Tea makes your eyes twinkle.

Ingredients: Organic green tea, peppermint, cucumber, lime pieces, lime leaves, lime juice, stevia, natural flavors.

Caffeine level-low.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is very refreshing!  Perfect for this time of year, when the weather is warm and you’re in search of a bright-tasting, cooling, vibrant cup of tea!  This tea is definitely all that!

I am sipping a small cup of this hot at the moment (mostly because I couldn’t wait for it to cool!) and saving the rest to let it cool so that I can enjoy it iced.  I don’t like to add ice to my tea, because even if I brew it at double or triple strength, I find that the ice just waters it down too much for my liking, and I suppose I could go through all the trouble to make tea ice cubes, but, that seems like more trouble than it’s worth in this household, since I’m the only one who drinks tea on a regular basis, and there are other people who are using the ice cube trays!

Instead, I prefer to brew the tea at normal strength and let it cool to room temperature before refrigerating, and then serving it chilled, straight, no ice.  Sometimes, I might add a thin slice of citrus, but with this tea – no need.  The lime is already in there!

And the lime is zesty without being too tart.  It isn’t overly assertive, and neither is the peppermint.  The mint IS the strongest flavor here, but, I like that it’s been tempered with the other ingredients, and it isn’t overthrowing the whole balance.  I can even taste the cucumber here!  I had, of course, hoped to taste the cucumber, but, I wasn’t so sure that the delicate, refreshing taste of cucumber would shine through the strong notes of lime and peppermint.  It certainly doesn’t overpower them, but, its there, and it adds a very lovely element to the overall cup.

And, let us not forget about the tea!  This IS a tea, after all, and I expect to taste it.  The green tea adds a fresh, slightly vegetal taste to the cup.  It is somewhat buttery and sweet, the mouthfeel is soft, and I like the way that the green tea seems to complete the cup in a very enjoyable way.

One thing I would like to point out here though, is that I wish that they did not add stevia to this blend.  In fact, I wish that other tea companies would stop doing this too.  It seems to be a growing trend, adding stevia to enhance the sweetness.  I like to decide on my own how sweet I want the tea to be, and then I like to add the sweetener of my choice.  I find that most stevia leaves a funky, somewhat metallic aftertaste that I’m not crazy about, and while the aftertaste here is not badly affected, I do taste the stevia, and I wish I didn’t.

While this cup is delicious served hot, it is best enjoyed iced, in my opinion, served as I indicated above:  brewing at normal strength, bringing to room temperature and chilling in the fridge.  It is a perfectly refreshing drink for these warm summer months that await us!