Review: Naivetea Mint Oolong

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Thumbs up!"The mint flavor is intense and leaves the palate feeling clean and crisp. I don't see this as a tea I would drink every day, but it is a unique blend with a very interesting flavor profile. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
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naiveteamntoolongMint Oolong is the second offering from Naivetea that I have sampled. From its appearance, this tea looks like your standard oolong: small balls/pellets of greenish-colored leaves. There was an obvious lack of mint leaves in the tea, which had me a bit puzzled at first. After all, how can you have mint tea without mint? According to Naivetea's website, however, this oolong is classified as "frangrance-infused", not flavored, so I guess that might explain it. Mint and oolong are not a combination one comes across every day; in fact, I am not sure I have ever seen an oolong-mint blend before. This tea has a strong mint smell and flavor, although it's not one that I could pinpoint specifically as peppermint or spearmint. It's a much more generic mintiness, such as what you might find in toothpaste. I really wish an ingredients list or a detail of how this tea was prepared was available on the Naivetea website, as I am curious of what type of mint(s) or mint flavorings were used. The oolong used as the tea base is very floral in nature and initially I wasn't sure how I felt about the mixture of mint with the flowery oolong base. It did take me a while to get used to the mint-oolong fusion, but once I did, I appreciated the flavor of this tea. The mint flavor is intense and leaves the palate feeling clean and crisp. The mint lingered in my mouth long after finishing a sip. I don't see this as a tea I would drink every day, but it is a unique blend with a very interesting flavor profile. This oolong blend is good for multiple infusions of the same leaves, and the mintiness decreases somewhat with each infusion, although never to a point where it is weak.

— To purchase Naivetea Mint Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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