Review of Grizzly’s Adventure Blends Peppermint Forest Tea


As a lady who loves who loves a nice cup of tea I am always on the constant lookout for new brands to try. So when I was lucky enough to get contacted by Fraser at Grizzly’s Adventure Blends and asked if I would like to review their tea I of course said yes. Grizzly’s was created by Fraser a life long outdoor enthusiast and mountain climber who one day had enough of poor quality tea, he decided he could do it better, better packaging and better quality tea. After having multiple metaphorical doors slammed in his face, and being offered the usual ‘pallet of generic tea’ he decided he needed to work closer to home. This would mean he could meet the suppliers, get to know them and see the tea in production. Place smaller orders and keep everything as fresh as possible, maybe even create his own blend. Well that is what happened. The tea comes from a local family run tea importer with over 15 years of experience who uses traditional blending and packing methods. No artificial flavouring is used and the expense is on proper tea leaf rather than fancy packaging. What really impressed me was their personal touch. Fraser had kindly taken into account allergies and intolerances and suggested which of their teas would be suitable for me to try. As a lover of mint tea I opted for the peppermint forest tea.

Onto the packaging the tea is packed in a simple brown biodegradable package. To the top centre is their brand logo and to the bottom on a white background is the tea type in bold black writing. Simple but effective. I also liked the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. On the back of the packet there is information about peppermint tea, storage instructions and how to make your tea. Onto the ingredients list. Peppermint is listed. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the parcel which contained the tea packet I was greeted by a surprising menthol aroma. I like a strong mint tea and I had high hopes for this tea. On opening the actual tea packet the menthol aroma intensified and was very inviting. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test although weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The water soon changed to the light brown/greenish colour. As the tea infused with the water a delightful subtle yet inviting menthol aroma was produced. On sipping the tea I have to admit to being a little surprised as the menthol flavour was not as strong as I had expected. I was expecting to be hit full on by a strong menthol flavour due to the initial strong aroma that I had experienced. Instead it was a lighter more delicate menthol flavour that was highly refreshing. As I continued to sip on the tea the menthol had a slight warming yet soothing effect to the back of my throat. This continued all the way through the way through to my stomach. It is not that often that I experience this from a mint tea so I was suitably impressed. I have also learnt from tasting this tea that is strong is not always best when it comes to a peppermint tea.

So would I recommend this peppermint tea? Gosh definitely. It is one of the nicest peppermint teas that I have tried. It is a light delicate refreshing tea mint tea that has the perfect balance of both aroma flavour. So thank you Grizzly’s Tea for producing a nice quality peppermint tea that I can enjoy.

Disclaimer: I received this product for the purpose of this review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.

70 Comments

  1. February 6, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    These look amazing, such a gorgeous colour and I love Peppermint tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      It sure was an amazing tea.

  2. Lupe
    February 6, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    I love tea! Especially peppermint! That tea looks amazing! Maybe I’ll try it ☺️

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      You should it’s a lovely mint tea.

  3. Dalindcy Koolhoven
    February 6, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I’m a hugeeee tea lover this time of the year when it’s cold out, this peppermint blend sounds good! I don’t actually drink much peppermint tea so I’m intrigued!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Oh you should try more peppermint tea.

  4. February 6, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    What a lovely post! I never really drink herbal teas as it’s not my thing and I find the smell very strong! However this one looks incredible and interesting and I might give it a go! Ayse x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Hi, it sure is an incredible tea.

  5. February 6, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Great post, I love green teas and such, definitely going to try this one if I see it! Cranberry and raspberry tea is what I’m currently drinking, I love it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Oh cranberry and raspberry sounds nice, which brand is it ? So I can give it a try, thanks.

  6. February 6, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    I’m actually sipping tea right this minute and reading this review tehe! You honestly find some of the best flavours and I’m always thankful when you share them…I adore peppermint especially on days like this where it’s rainy and damp. I love your teacup btw

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments. It sure is true peppermint is perfect for a rainy damp day.

  7. February 6, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I have only ever tried the just plain tea. This sounds like an interesting combination, would love to try 🙂 #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Hi, you should give it a try, thanks for stopping buy

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      It’s one of mine as well.

  8. February 6, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Peppermint is my favourite tea flavour by a mile. And it has to be peppermint. Mixed mint, three mint…none of those do it for me. This sounds delicious! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Hi, it certainly is delicious.

  9. Lily
    February 6, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I have actually been wanting to try peppermint tea for a while, but everytime I hit the store I end up grabbing green and peach tea. Next time I’ll finally take the risk and finally try out the peppermint!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Hi, you certainly should give peppermint a try.

  10. February 7, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    Ohh this sounds lovely and super refreshing. Thanks for sharing with this weeks #BloggersBests

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      It sure is.

  11. Kyla Matton Osborne
    February 7, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I am not a huge fan of peppermint tea, as I usually find it either too weak or too sweet. I do love the flavour of mint in general though, and I love to grow mints in the garden. This particular mint tea sounds like it might just be – well, my cup of tea! I wonder if it’s available in Canada?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Hi, this sounds like it would be perfect for you. I am sorry I don’t know if they ship abroad, you can check their website.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Hi, oh yes you should definitely give this tea a try. I need stock up soon.

  12. February 8, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Wow, as you’re such a tea connoisseur, reading that you rate this as one of the best peppermint teas you’ve ever tried is amazing! I love the sound of pretty much everything about this tea from the name to the packaging, I really must try it out! The menthol sounds divine!

    Abbey x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you for calling me a connoisseur that has made my evening. I would certainly recommend that you give this tea a try.

  13. February 8, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    The origin story of this tea is so rugged, I love it! I feel like tea gets a “dainty, stuffy” rap sometimes (silly!!!) and this goes so far against that! Sounds delish and I definitely am excited to check out this brand!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Hi, you should I am not sure if the ship abroad though, sorry.

  14. February 8, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Ohhh this sounds like the perfect peppermint tea! I love the sound of the feeling continuing right down to your stomach, I really must give this a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Hi, yes it is the perfect peppermint tea you should certainly give it a try.

  15. Creative Nails
    February 8, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Sounds like you found the right peppermint tea for you! Love the story behind the brand, it’s a good thing he didn’t give up on his idea after having them doors closed on him in the first place!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Hi, I certainly have found the right peppermint tea for me.

  16. Sophia Whitham
    February 8, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Mmm I’m a massive tea drinker and this blend sounds lovely!

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, it certainly is lovely and I would recommend it to a massive tea drinker like yourself.

  17. February 8, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    You sound like a lady who is right up my street! Also a lover of tea, some might even say a tea snob, I’m all about trying different brands and flavours. Love that this is biodegradable too, there needs to be more brands like this!

    my20staughtme.wordpress.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, yers this tea ticks all of the boxes, and there is nothing wrong with being a tea snob.

  18. February 8, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    This sounds lovely! I do like a peppermint tea when I have a migraine coming on, and the lighter more delicate flavour sounds perfect for that. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Oh yes this could be a tea to try when you feel an attack coming on.

  19. February 8, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    I love trying out different tea brands and different types of tea to keep my morning tea & evening tea a bit more interesting! That’s an interesting back story to Fraser, seeing that there was no quality tea he liked he decided to make his own. That’s really good that there aren’t any artificial flavors in and everything is nice and fresh. I’ve tried mint tea a while back but don’t remember the taste of it all that well – definitely think I should revisit mint tea and perhaps try peppermint tea as well- sounds like it tasted amazing!

  20. Lisa's Notebook
    February 8, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    This sounds lovely. Peppermint tea is my second favourite after Earl Grey and I’m very keen on a mint that travels all the way through to my tummy 🙂 You’re right, I’m certainly no expert but I find strong mint less palatable too. Great review as always, Chloe, thank you! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  21. February 9, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Great review. I’m not a tea drinker, but the review makes it sound so appealing.
    #bloggersBest

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 11, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Oh maybe I can convert you into try tea.

  22. February 9, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I’m your neighbour on #FortheLoveofBLOG too … still love your post!
    #FortheLoveofBLOG

  23. The Pramshed
    February 12, 2018 / 7:40 am

    This looks like a nice Peppermint tea and J love the packaging too! Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      It sure is the perfect peppermint tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Hi, it certainly is a delight to drink.

  24. RaisieBay
    February 12, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I’m a big fan of peppermint tea, I love it to smell strong, but I like it to taste mild, so this sounds just like my cup of tea 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Hi, this would be the perfect tea for you then.

  25. February 12, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I love tea and as I write I clutch a warm tea in the other. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Ha ha that is me at the moment.

  26. February 13, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Big fan of peppermint tea! Infact I might make some now! #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      I hope that you enjoyed your tea. I certainly recommend giving this one a try.

  27. February 13, 2018 / 6:39 am

    This looks yummy! The colour is lovely #TriumphantTales

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      It sure is a yummy tea, thanks for stopping by.

  28. February 15, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I’m a big tea fan but I’ve never tried peppermint – i must give this brand a go! #sharingthebloglove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 15, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Hi, you should give it a try it is one of the nicest mint teas that I have tried.

  29. February 15, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I used to suffer with my stomach so have tried Peppermint Tea in the past as it’s good for the digestion. Handy to know of a decent one! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 16, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Hi, yes the magic of peppermint tea. This one is well worth trying should you ever need it again.

  30. February 16, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Im a big lover of Peppermint tea as I suffer from IBS, the packaging of this is super cute also! #sharingthebloglove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 16, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Hi the wonders of peppermint tea. You should give this brand a try.

  31. February 17, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Grizzlys tea sounds fantastic Chloe. I love the branding and it’s definitely something that would be a stand out on the shelf for me. Peppermint tea is delicious, and this looks like it makes a perfect cup. Thanks so much for joining us for the #DreamTeam x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Hi, it certainly does make the perfect cup.

  32. February 19, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    I do think this would make a lovely change to a normal brew. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Hi, it certainly does.

  33. February 20, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I love Peppermint tea – so soothing & calm on the stomach #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      It sure is 😊

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