Review: Mints teas can be easy. You plop a bunch of mint (be it real or artificial flavors) in a bag and voilà, mint tea! But, it's not really that easy. For one cup in a great while, doing something so hackneyed will suffice. To create a really good mint tea that you can drink often, now that is a task and it appears that Ineeka was up to the task.
Like all of their teas, their mint blending is not artificially flavored. You can taste this in the flavors after the initial sip. Where it initially just tastes like your standard mint tea when you drink, on the backtaste, you get this swirling of mint effervescence. It took a bit for me to really get what was going on because I haven't tasted this in a mint tea before.
Even the aromas in the nose of it are more complex when you spend time with it. It's not just an astringent pile of mint that could just as well be a bottle of mouthwash. No, it has subtleties to it that make it an enjoyable cup to linger over.
Pairings: The mint it strong in this one, but not in a what that I would pair with anything chocolate. Honey would work well in addition to anything that's sweet and creamy like marshmallows.
Rating: 8 of 10