Minty, sweet and refreshing with a little bit of tang. This has to go down as one of my favorite green teas for any time in the afternoon. The spearmint and lemongrass add such a mouthwatering flavor to this blend, leaving a tingly feeling on your tongue. You’ll get a hint of lemon verbena adding to the tang and sweetness.
The longer you brew this tea, the more the flavors come out, especially the chun mee green leaves. It isn’t as strong as a gunpowder green tea, and definitely isn’t weak either. It has a nice mid-ranged intensity, making it great for any time of day without being to light or strong.
The three predominant flavors are green leaves, spearmint, and lemongrass. You taste more green and lemongrass than spearmint, but you’ll get a refreshing mintiness on your tongue from the spearmint leaves. 35% green leaves, 35% lemongrass, 25% spearmint, 5% lemon verbena. The flavors are distinct, but work together so nicely.
This tea is quite sweet for green teas, without being over the top about it. If you normally have honey/sweetener with your green tea, you may want to consider trying this tea without honey first…you may not need it (or at least as much).
I added a teaspoon of honey to bring out the lemongrass and lemon verbena even more. Makes it taste like an afternoon treat!
I brewed 1 rounded teaspoon at 200° for 10 minutes. Plenty of time for all the flavors to fully bloom in the tea without getting too strong or astringent.
Green tea, spearmint, lemon verbena, lemongrass, natural flavor