|"I thought I detected a citrus bend, but that may have been the ginger-...carda-...gincardaspice playing tricks on me."|
Ingredients for Susan's Mint Medley were...well, they didn't have it listed on the site. I guess it's a closely guarded secret or something. Peppermint was obvious to the eye and nose; it practically dominated. Ginger was also in their somewhere, although the root chunks were hard to make out. May have been cardamom. As to the rest, that's anyone's guess.
Brewing instructions called for boiled water, a two-minute wait, 3/4th of a teaspoon, and a one-to-three-minute steep. I could have gone with their approach, but it was entirely wrong. Mint tisanes - or any herbals for that matter - could take at least a six-minute steep. In fact, most needed it. Peppermint-ish ones among 'em. I did a full teaspoon in 8oz of boiled water, steeped for...oh...five. Just to be on the safe side.
The resulting liquor ended up a dark amber infusion with a smooth, nostril-clearing, mint-rich nose. I thought I detected a citrus bend, but that may have been the ginger-...carda-...gincardaspice playing tricks on me. The foretaste definitely gave off the spice first, followed by a breath-freshening mint blast, and an aftertaste I would only call relaxingly grassy. I wish I knew what else was in this, so I had more of a template for comparison. But this has me too relaxed to write the vendor to find out. Funny how that works.
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