Review of the co-operative fair trade double mint herbal infusion teabags

On a recent holiday I found myself without any teabags. This was soon remedied by a quick visit to the local co-op. I was in a hurry and grabbed the first box of mint teabags that I saw. These just happened to be co-op’s own brand fairtrade double mint herbal infusion. I have yet to try this and was looking forward to giving them a try.
The packaging is simple, I found it to be slightly calming to look at. A pale green box with pictures of varying colours of leaves. The teabags contain two types of mint, spearmint (75%) and peppermint (25%).

I was looking forward to opening the box and smelling the aroma from the teabags as I had yet to try a mint teabag whereby the main ingredient was spearmint. On opening the box there was a nice light refreshing aroma of spearmint it smelt a little like mint sweets. I was unable to distinguish the peppermint element. The aroma didn’t change on removing an individual teabag and giving it a subtle sniff.

I placed the teabag into a teacup and added the hot water. I wasn’t hit by an immediate aroma of mint which has been common place with other mint teas that I have tried. As the teabag infused with the water it produced a faint subtle spearmint aroma. As with opening the box I was unable to smell the peppermint. The water took a little longer to change to the green / brown colour that I expect.
On sipping the tea I could only taste the spearmint, even though peppermint is also an ingredient. I liked the light subtle taste to this tea and found it to be a nice and refreshing. I didn’t get the soothing sensation In my stomach that I have experienced with other teas. This did not bother me because I really enjoyed the light refreshing element to this tea that I had not experienced previously with other teas. I even decided to give it a go cold and it worked really well as it kept its flavour and remained refreshing.

I enjoyed this tea as a light refreshing drink. I think it’s great to be able to have a mint tea that is not to strong and overpowering but just provides your palate with a subtle hint of mint. So would I buy this tea again, yes because I love my mint tea and this makes a refreshing alternative to most of the teas that I drink.


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