Review: The Tea Spot Green Roasted Mint

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Thumbs up!"The peppermint does dominate the blend, but the Hojicha adds nice interest to the cup. It gives it a little depth and darkness."
Laura’s Teaview: 8/10
Other Teaviews: Jamie gave it 7.5/10, Kari gave it 6.5/10, Emma gave it 8/10, Troy gave it 7/10, Vanessa gave it 9/10
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teaspotgreenroastedmint"This refreshing blend consists of peppermint and Hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea. Hojicha is naturally lower in caffeine than other green teas, while peppermint aids with muscle relaxation and digestion." ---Tea Spot website.

The Tea Spot is a new tea company to me until now. While doing a little background work for this review, I spent a few minutes checking out their website and found this Automatic Teapot on their website for $74.95. Luckily for me, it is currently out of stock or my checking account would likely be $75 lighter. Anyway...while I have been expanding my green tea horizons, I typically avoid Japanese green teas because they tend to be a little too vegetal/swampy for me, and I have steared most of my plain green tea drinking towards Chinese greens. Hojicha, however, is an exception. It's roastedness (yes, making up my own words again) makes this one somewhat stand apart from other Japanese greens. I do have very limited experience with it, but when I previously tried it I did enjoy it.

My dry sample consists of peppermint and the little roasted Hojicha stems/pieces. I brewed this using the guidelines recommended by The Tea Spot, which was boiling water allowed to cool for 3 min and infused for approximately 3 min. This brews up to a color more reminiscent of a weak black tea. I have to say that I really like this blend. The peppermint does dominate the blend, but the Hojicha adds nice interest to the cup. It gives it a little depth and darkness. It provides a slightly nutty, roasted element that I think marries nicely with the peppermint. I did sweeten this part way through the cup and it took rock cane sugar well, but this really requires no sweetener to be enjoyed. Also, while definitely more subdued, the second infusion was also quite tasty.

Overall, I really enjoyed this cup and this is definitely one that I will consider for future purchase. I think the union of the Hojicha and peppermint is a good one. This also has confirmed for me that Hojicha is a tea that I wish to explore more. This would score a bit higher if I could taste the roasted nuttiness of the Hojicha a bit more, but I found this to be quite tasty regardless. This tea is part of a gift set offered on The Tea Spot's website called 3 Cups of Tea and they offer free shipping on orders over $40 or $4 flat rate shipping within the Continental U.S. This gets a definite thumbs up from me.

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2 Responses to “Review: The Tea Spot Green Roasted Mint”

  1. Emma Says:

    I let the tea cool (accidentally, I went to the bank and forgot) When I came back and drank it I got a lot of nuttiness! I was really surprised, you should try it that way too.

  2. TeaSpotChef Says:

    This tea not only makes a great iced tea, it also makes a great culinary ingredient. Visit teaspotchef.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html to check out a Green Roasted Tea recipe.

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