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spearmint – The Year of Tea

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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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Episode 075: Sakura Allure

I do love cherries — namesake notwithstanding — so I had to try Teavana’s Sakura Allure. This is another one of their blends with a ton of additions, including bamboo and cactus. Luckily, most of those flavors don’t really float to the surface — green tea and cherry are the stars here.

It’s a pleasant tea, but the sour aftertaste lingers a bit longer than I’d like. Maybe it’s the cranberry and hibiscus, but it tastes like a lighter version of Tazo Passion. I imagine this would be really great iced!

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Episode 086: Zen

I had this bag of Tazo’s Zen as part of a sampler pack that I received a while ago. The blend looks pretty good: green tea with lemon verbena, spearmint, and lemongrass. Can’t go wrong with that, right? Right?

Eh…it’s just okay to me. The spearmint is the star here, and the lemon verbena and lemongrass leave a bit of a sour aftertaste that is supported by the astringency of the green tea. It’s not remarkable, but it’s not disgusting either. I’d imagine this would be great iced, but as a hot tea, it’s not for me.

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Episode 096: Organic Mint Melange

Oh goody…another mint tea. Hear me out though — Mighty Leaf’s Organic Mint Melange sounds like it might be more than what you think just from the name alone.

And yet, that’s where it falls flat (to me, that is). Putting “melange” in the name makes you think you’re getting a mix of mints, when in actuality, it’s just a plain ass cup of spearmint tea. Why you gotta lie, Mighty Leaf? That’s mighty dishonest of you. NEXT!

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