InfiniTEA War: After Dinner Mints

It’s time for another round of T Tastes Tea. My infinTEA war continues. Why? It’s much ado about nothing that makes life worth living? 

Boasting. Today’s challenger has some pretty bold claims. No matter which way you stand my former champion, clearly Clipper captivates it’s audience by towering above the competition. It’s a big boy. But can this tall lad in green stand up to my subtle, yet walloping wonder, Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla? What a powerful one-two punch.

Clipper’s Claims

Our new contender claims that it’s cool, menthol taste of peppermint combines superbly with the natural sweetness of spearmint and the subtle spicy body of fennel and ginger. Perfect for after-dinner. 

Let’s put Goliath to the test shall we? Does the menthol taste of peppermint combine superbly with the natural sweetness of spearmint?

I would tell you if I could taste both of these flavors. Mint? Where’s the mint? What I do taste is a mildly fennelly infused cup of warm water with hints of mint. Hints, not hits. You can’t strike a blow with a hint…. Come on now.

Next claim? Is this subtle spicy body of fennel and ginger perfect for after-dinner? 

Well, if I added fenell to the water I boiled my potatoes in I could produce my own tantiluzing succeeding dinner tea with the added benefit of potato. Throw in some fresh mint and ginger and my mad science would give rise to a far more formidable opponent. Plus, you’d actually be able to taste the ginger.

Do I think that After Dinner Mints should be called a mint tea? No. I think my potato water would make a far superior mint tea. 

As for my undefeated champion, he slung his stone and knocked this giant tea box out, proving that bigger isn’t always better and that good things can come in smaller packages. Humble wins this round. *ding ding*

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Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”

1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (The Message)

But if people want to brag, let them brag

That they understand and know me.

Let them brag that I am the Lord,

and that I am kind and fair,

and that I do things that are right on earth.

This kind of bragging pleases me,” says the Lord. 

Jeremiah 9:24 (New Century Version)

19 thoughts on “InfiniTEA War: After Dinner Mints

  1. Yay! I am so glad the tea wars are back. You have me giggling with this post. “Do I think that After Dinner Mints should be called a mint tea? No. I think my potato water would make a far superior mint tea.” 😂 thank you for the assessment. I will be sure not to buy this tea! ☕️ I am curious though – what do you do with the duds? Trash them or cringe and drink them till their gone?

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    1. I’m so glad it got you giggling. Life needs a bit of levity.

      Well, if the duds are just on the weak side, but drinkable, I do use them up. I think so far there have only been a couple boxes of tea I can’t drink. They’re still sitting in my cupboard. I’m not sure what to do with them. I might need to Google search some ideas. If I come up with something good maybe I’ll have to use it for a tea post.

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  2. Hi Tina, Adding fennel to mint tea (especially a hint of mint-flavored) tea is not my cup of tea.😊
    Glad to hear Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla won the infinTEA war.
    I do enjoy bragging about the strength, kindness, power, compassion, and grace of the Lord!
    A fun post! 💗🍁🌺


    1. Thanks Jeanne. 💕🌸🍂 Yes, actually I’m not a fan of fennel, but I was curious to see if the combination worked. Unfortunately, this tea was just all around weak. Even the fennel had no punch, which isn’t like fennel. I usually find it too over powering.

      I do enjoy bragging about the Lord’s strength, kindness compassion and grace as well. ❤🙂

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  3. I love this! Humble wins the day! And I love that verse, especially The Message translation. Really makes it hit home.🙂


    1. That’s funny. Coffee is your cup of tea. 🤣😂🤣😂 Dad jokes can be good. Aren’t you glad you have a daughter who appreciates the good things in life? Love you dad! 😁❤


  4. Fun!! The “humble” one does sound gentle, dreamy, and tasty!
    Is it weird that in my mind I was using a British man’s voice as I was reading through this tea war??!!😂🤷‍♀️

    I love the ‘message version’ of 1 Corinthians 1 that you shared, so good!! Take care sweet lady!!


    1. 😂🤣😂🤣 No, not at all. Tea and British go hand in hand. Or Hand and tea cup. 🍵 I do have British roots so I think tea is in my blood. The accent would have been there too if I wasn’t born in Canada. But one day… just maybe one day I will venture onto my ancestral soil. It’s definitely my dream.

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      1. 😂😂😂Hand and tea cup!!

        That would be cool, a Great Britain adventure, yes please!! But then again I think Canada would be cool to visit also!!


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