And what a great way to celebrate!
As I have mentioned in the past, many mint green teas out there tend to be so strongly flavored with mint that the flavor of the green tea is nearly undetectable. Fortunately, that is not the case with this tea. While it is very minty – it is not so strong that it overwhelms the flavor of the Japanese Sencha tea, nor does it overpower the delicate vanilla flavor.
The Sencha is a good choice for this blend. It does not possess a strong, vegetative quality which would, in my opinion, interfere with the idea behind this tea – which, according to 52 Teas: “may or may not be inspired by a certain milkshake that is available around this time of year.” The flavors of this tea are very well-balanced. The bright-tasting, light-bodied Sencha Tea together with the mint blend and vanilla – delicious!
My first cup of this tea was very enjoyable, although I must admit, it was not exactly what I expected it to be. I added just a little bit of raw sugar to the cup – which brought out the flavors nicely and made the cup pleasantly sweet. But it didn’t taste like I remember that certain milkshake to taste. Then I read the Tea Guru’s review of this tea from last April, and I decided that I had to do it. I had to add milk to green tea.
Wow! Before pouring the hot tea into my mug, I first heated a small amount of half-and-half and added it to my mug, and then I used my Aerolatte Frother (I will write a review about this nifty tool in the very near future) to whip it into a frothy foam. Then I poured the hot tea over the froth, and YUM! Yeah … it’s hot tea, but, it *tastes* like a minty milkshake!
Zoomdweebies/52Teas describes this tea as
It might be hard to compete with green beer, but we’re sure going to try. Here’s a special blend just for St. Patty’s Day. Green tea with fresh cut peppermint AND spearmint and a hint of vanilla. May or may not be inspired by a certain milkshake offered at this time of year. Enjoy!
The flavor of this tea without the frothy milk is very good – minty fresh with a light touch of vanilla, and a lovely green tea that is neither bitter nor astringent. However, please take my advice and try it with a bit of milk – it is refreshingly delicious – minty, creamy, and with just enough green tea fresh taste to remind you that you are, in fact, drinking tea and not a milkshake.
This has been such a popular flavor for Zoomdweebies/52Teas that they have decided to offer it year ’round (unlike the fast food chain with their milkshakes!) and once you’ve tried it, you’ll be glad they do!