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Creamy Peppermint from Compass Teas


Creamy Peppermint from Compass TeasThe dry leaf smells very much like a chocolate mint candy!  I don’t know what it is about this particular blend that smells chocolate-y… but it does!

The aroma of the brewed tea is much softer, but the fragrance of the mint and vanilla are strong, with hints of black tea mingling in the background.  And yes, I can still smell a chocolate-y note, although it is much fainter in the liquor than it was with the dry tea.

The flavor is very nice!  The mint is crisp and refreshing.  It is the strongest note of this tea, but, it doesn’t overwhelm the cup.  The mint gives this a cool, fresh aftertaste.

The cream note is not particularly strong but it doesn’t need to be.  It softens the mint just enough to give it a creamy flavor – sort of like the inside of a peppermint patty.  It is sweet but not cloying.

The black tea is a strong, solid flavor.  It provides a nice background of flavor.  It has a fair amount of astringency that is more cleansing than it is drying.  It clears the palate – allowing the drinker to enjoy the aftertaste of the peppermint.

Compass Teas describes this blend as

Delicious creamy peppermint tea that is sure to put you in a jolly spirit!  We highly recommend trying it with our Sugar Gems and a dash of milk.

I personally prefer this tea hot, but it is nice chilled too.  Have this as a dessert substitute and you won’t need a breath mint!  It is also a great tea to sip if you have an upset stomach.  Very gentle and soothing!

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  1. Comment by July 16, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
    Peppermint Tea said:

    Unbelievable! I have yet to try this. By the way, the descriptions in your review make me want one immediately. Incredible writing skills! I’m drooling!

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