Review: Rishi Tea Vanilla Mint Organic Pu-erh

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Its OK"The tea itself has an interesting look to it as the tea leaves remind me of bits of bark with good sized pieces of vanilla, reddish cinnamon bark and the bright green of peppermint."
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rishivanillamintpuerhToday was a day that I just couldn’t manage to get warm. It was freezing cold with an icy wind which is rather unusual weather this early in the year. So I needless to say was really looking forward to a hot cup of tea when I made in the door of my home. I wanted a cup of tea with body and I have always been told that pu-erh has that in spades. Time to try my sample of Organic Pu-Erh Vanilla Mint.

When I opened up my sample I was rather surprised by the aroma. It reminded of toothpaste with all of its minty vanilla glory. Hmmm…maybe not the right tea to warm me up but I had to try it. The tea itself has an interesting look to it as the tea leaves remind me of bits of bark with good sized pieces of vanilla, reddish cinnamon bark and the bright green of peppermint. Looking at the ingredients it contains organic fair trade certified pu-erh tea, organic vanilla, organic peppermint, organic cinnamon and organic licorice root.

I brewed up according to the instructions which called for 1 teaspoon per 8 ounce cup using boiling water and steeping for 5 minutes. Once brewed, I was surprised by the color. It was just a deep reddish brown that I almost would have thought that I was having a cup of coffee. Thankfully it didn’t taste that way. The aroma of mint and vanilla pretty died down in the brewed tea and now I am able to pick up a hint of cinnamon. The taste is rather interesting. It has an earthy flavor that is lightened by the vanilla. I don’t really pick up the mint except in the aftertaste which lingers. Then I am again reminded of the minty freshness of toothpaste.

I did get a cup of tea with body but I didn’t really care that much for the taste. I can’t say whether it is that I didn't enjoy the pu-erh taste as this is the first time I have tried one or if it is the combination of ingredients. I can tell that this is a good quality blend but not really one that suits me.

— To purchase Rishi Tea Vanilla Mint Organic Pu-erh, 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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