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!