Well I started my weekend out right! I am sure it is the change of season here, and the sun beginning to be a normal visitor but lately I have been drinking quite a few island type teas. Mojito Madness does not disappoint.
I love this tea and I am not quite sure if my taste buds are all kinds of confused or what but I am getting a very creamy mouthfeel and a vanilla flavor from this tropical infusion. The lime is definitely present but it’s not necessarily making me want to jump up and shake my maracas.
I find it a good thing with this tea how no one flavor tends to stand out more than another. The flavors are all melded so nicely as if they were put into a blender together and spun around into a beautiful cocktail oblivion! I do tend to, most of the time, want one flavor to punch me in the face, but this tea seems to be very soothing, and calming, not so much the madness or party time tea one may expect out of a name like Mojito Madness. Then again, I do not find that to be a bad thing!
The smell does awaken the senses, that is for sure. So maybe that is the “madness” part because it does make me want to suck it down quickly. The aroma speaks of lime, vanilla, cream, coconut, and mint, with maybe just a touch of a rum essence. You can always add your own if you want more!
Joy’s Teaspoon has this to say about Mojito Madness:
Warning: Sipping this tea will transport you to a tropical island. Little paper umbrellas not included! Madness, with its’ premium rooibos tea base is blended with mint, lime and essence of rum. We promise not to tell if you add a splash or two of the real deal! Ingredients: Chinese black tea, rooibos, spearmint, coconut, lemon and mango bits, flavoring (rum essence)
The tea itself is interesting. It’s quite flakey, with no full leaves presenting, yet, this does not distract from the desired flavor of this tea, nor do I feel that it is causing it to lack any body or fullness. I get a good black tea base flavor coming through. Of course this tea is also made with rooibos which is naturally flakey so one would not expect to see full leaves there. Now I have seen rooibos presented in a more straw like, wood, or needled texture, this is more on the powdery side.
The minty cooling sensation comes through in the after taste leaving a little tingle on the tongue. My husband, who is not a big tea drinker, and likes only a few teas here and there, really enjoys this tea without even adding sugar, which he usually does. This tea is already sweet enough but not cloyingly sweet.
Back in the day, when I used to drink alcohol, before I became older and realized that it was terrible for my health, I loved a good mojito. My husband and I would make them from scratch regularly at home, it was our go to drink. I tell you this in order to qualify the following statement: A lot of places will make mojito blends, be them teas, cocktails themselves, I have even seen mojito pies! This tea seems to really capture the true essence of the mojito as it should be without trying to outdo the original. I respect that! Thank you Joy’s Teaspoon!
I can’t wait to try this one iced, as it is summer time and seems to be the perfect summer tea.