Tag: peppermint

Episode 008: Aveda Comforting Tea

Aveda’s Comforting Tea blend (well, it’s a tisane if we’re being super technical) is a perfect introductory herbal tea. The lush aromatics of peppermint, basil, and sweet fennel are sweetened to perfection with the addition of licorice root.

This is the same tea Aveda serves in their spas worldwide! If you’re having a rough day, brew up a cup of this and lose yourself in the taste and aroma. You’re feeling better already!

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Episode 013: Organic Chocolate/Mint Rooibos Tea Blend

This blend from ESP Emporium is weird. It’s supposed to be a chocolate/mint rooibos blend, but you really don’t taste chocolate or mint in the resulting brew!

Rooibos is the base, which is good for a flavored blend like this. But you really taste the anise more than anything else. The mint that is in this blend is overshadowed completely by this. For some reason, the description on the website says there’s hints of vanilla and coconut. Are we tasting the same tea?


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Episode 042: Men’s Activity Tea

ESP Emporium’s Men’s Activity Tea is a familiar blend. It reminds me a lot of Aveda’s Comforting Tea I reviewed last month; super aromatic, sweet, and slightly spicy.

There’s a ton of ingredients in here, and the mix of flavors produces a tangy yet satisfying cup of tea. I’m not sure what makes this a “men’s” tea specifically, but it did give me some get-up-and-go after lunch. Your mileage may vary.


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Episode 048: Hark!

So I’ve secretly been portioning this blend out over the years because it’s super good. Handmade Tea, if you’re reading this — make a re-blend of Hark!

Whiskey-smoked yerba maté is mixed with peppermint and big shards of Saigon cinnamon (also known as Vietnamese cinnamon). The cinnamon and peppermint are a great touch which meld with the light smokiness from the maté. It’s very much a holiday tea (in flavor), but it’s still so damn good.

I couldn’t find a substitute, but like most of Handmade Tea’s blends, you can grab the individual ingredients and make your own blend.

Episode 050: Vanilla Mint Maté

50 episodes! I’m celebrating by drinking one of my favorite Zoomdweebie’s blends — vanilla mint maté.

Toasty, malty yerba maté is paired up with peppermint, spearmint, and vanilla in this refreshing blend. It’s great for drinking in the morning — the mint will wake you up and so will the maté! It’s a bit like a Shamrock Shake in tea form thanks to the creamy undertones of the vanilla. The only difference is that this beverage isn’t neon green!


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