Review: Rishi Tea Vanilla Mint Organic Pu-erh

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Thumbs up!"Vanilla and mint took point in the flavor department. Puer muddiness was delightfully understated."
Geoff’s Teaview: 9.2/10
Other Teaviews: Laura gave it 9.50/10, Jamie gave it 7/10, Raven gave it 9.2/10, Katie gave it 7.4/10, Nicole gave it 10/10, Dan gave it 9.6/10, Shaiha gave it 6.8/10, Lea gave it 9/10, Erika gave it 9/10, Chelsy gave it 8.7/10
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rishivanillamintpuerhI must come clean. Prior to reviewing this formally, I actually dipped into this sample on three other occasions for one basic - nay, primal - reason. It smelled like Junior Mints. I can't pass by a movie theater concession stand without buying those or bite-sized cookie dough. Thankfully, no one's released a cookie-dough-flavored tea yet. At least, not to my knowledge. No, I don't want to stand corrected.

The ingredients for this cosmopolitan blend are organic puer, organic vanilla, organic peppermint, orcanic cinnamon, and organic licorice root. How they succeeded in getting it to taste like white chocolate, I know not. Master blenders are like apothecaries and alchemists. Ask not what they do.

Recommended brewing was 1 tablespoon of leaves per 8oz of 212F water for five-to-six minutes. This is one of those where it's best to obey it to letter, I surmised, given the strong ingredients I was working with. Lest I make my sinuses explode. I aimed for a five-minute steep to be on the safe side.

It brewed to a very earthy, dark brown, which is expected of a shou puer base. The aroma was equally as earthy, kinda like someone threw some sand into the Junior Mint batter when the candyman wasn't looking. Vanilla and mint took point in the flavor department. Puer muddiness was delightfully understated. The last thing I wanted to taste was fish with my white chocolate. When sweetener of any sort was added...then it was a liquified Junior Mint.

Needless to say, I liked it. A lot. Go get it.

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4 Responses to “Review: Rishi Tea Vanilla Mint Organic Pu-erh”

  1. Dan Says:

    Could have sworn I’d reviewed this already. I’m about to… excellent stuff!

  2. Geoff Says:

    @Dan – Make it as a latte at least once in your attempts. Tastes like liquid dessert.

  3. Laura Says:

    Dan, it looks like you did review it..9.6?

  4. Katie Says:

    Yup, it’s pending in the WordPress queue, looks like.

    Though feel free to review it again. It’d be interesting to see if you get the same rating this time!

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