Review of English Tea Shop Peppermint Tea

One of my favourite caffeine free teas has to be peppermint. I drink it most days as way to reduce my caffeine intake. So when I received an English Tea gift box full of a variety of teas I couldn’t wait to try the peppermint tea. I personally liked calming light green and teal colour scheme to the packaging, with a picture of a teapot to the bottom with an integrated mint leaf design.

Onto the ingredients list organic and fair trade peppermint is listed under the ingredients list. There are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.


On opening the packet the tea bag emitted a very faint and non descript aroma. This was much weaker than I had anticipated especially when compared to other brand teas that I have tried. This didn’t intensify on my close up sniff test. I placed my teabag into my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. The water soon changed to the light brown / greenish colour. It took a couple of minutes for the teas very slight aroma to develop once it had it was fairly weak. This didn’t change on the my famous close up sniff test. On sipping the tea, it was definitely one of the weaker peppermint teas that I have tried. I struggled to taste the peppermint flavour just like the aroma. It was a bit of a let down when comparing its taste to other peppermint teas that I have tried. It was certainly one of the weakest that I have tried. I didn’t even get that warm comforting sensation in my tummy that I get when I drink a mint tea. Very disappointing really.

So would I recommend this peppermint tea? I’m afraid not. It just seemed to lack any real peppermint aroma and flavour. I’m afraid that I won’t be buying this tea. Sorry English Tea Shop but this tea just wasn’t for me.

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    • Hi, I am always as honest I can be, in this instance just wasn’t nice enough for me, hey ho. You have inspired me to discover a scrap book now of my travels last year 😊.

  1. I love your site! How awesome that you review tea. I love tea and especially peppermint tea. I love the packaging of this tea so I could feel your disappointment whilst I was reading. Peppermint tea has to be strong otherwise what is the point. My brother puts honey in his but I just love the taste on its own. I drink a lot of mint tea so was interested in this review. Thankyou. #bloggersbest

  2. Its a shame the flavour and smell wasn’t strong enough.. I think a lot of teas like this don’t have enough flavour. The tea bag looks pretty at least xx

  3. What a pretty package but what a shame it didn’t live up to expectations. I know exactly what you mean about the warming feeling in your tummy too. Personally I love pouring boiling water on freshly picked mint, it’s my favourite non-caffeine tea. Thank you for an honest review x

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