Teavana Jade Citrus Mint

HERBAL (16)

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.

Intensity:

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.

Flavor Profile:

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.

Sweetness:

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!

Brewing:

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.

Ingredients:
Green tea, spearmint, lemon verbena, lemongrass, natural flavor

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