It’s time for another mint tea tasting! In fact it’s time for more rehydration in general. I experienced a charlie horse in my leg yesterday while sitting cross legged on the bed trying to juggle pencils. Yes, apparently pencil juggling is a dangerous sport when not fully hydrated. More fluids needed.
This post’s challenger is a blend of Northwest-grown peppermint, wild mint and naturally sweet licorice root. Cinnamon and fennel also accompany this Minty Licorice Delight. Is this combo strong enough to eliminate my Peppermint tea?
When a tea company pushes words like “delight” I’m a bit skeptical right off the bat. Nevertheless, you can’t make any sort of call without a good taste.
My very first sip was surprising. I was expecting the flavors to be weak. Instead I immediately recognized the licorice as the scent of cinnamon wafted up to my nose. My preceding thought was, hey, I might enjoy this, but can it take down Stash’s Peppermint?
With every taste I pondered this and with every sip the strength of the licorice grew stronger and stronger until I found it quite overpowering.
Overpowering would be good in a battle if… yeah… but… What I’m trying to get at is that this tea assaulted my taste buds with licorice. I think it may have made me a bit dizzy. Wow! That’s seriously strong! (I’m not kidding.) If the challenge was to eliminate me from this war it’s very possible that it could take me down.
That being said I wouldn’t call this a mint tea. Since this “licorice slap in the face” makes me feel strange it won’t become a regular in my cupboard. Therefore, another “mint” tea has bit the dust. This blend made for a surprisingly pleasant combo at first sip. Sadly, the licorice was just too strong for its own good.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”Ephesians 6:10
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:5-8
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