Scent in tin: Just a hint of peppermint, and very little else.
Brewed in: ingenuiTEA pot by Adagio (at work)
Steeping: 5 minutes @ 212 degrees
Cup: 12 oz Porcelain mug
I was disappointed that this tea did not have a stronger mint scent in the tin. But Adagio’s flavored teas are generally pretty weak on the “flavor” part, so with that in mind, I brought this tea to work, hoping the flavor would be better than the scent. It was a reddish brown color brewed up, and the peppermint scent was slightly stronger after brewing.
The taste isn't a surprise with this tea. It tastes…well…like any run-of-the-mill tea. The surprise is in the sensation on your tongue and in your mouth. While the tea doesn’t really taste sweet like one would expect from a mint brew, the cooling, tingling sensation of mint is fairly strong, making this tea more interesting to sip than your average cup. I would imagine that adding honey would bring out the flavor a bit more, but it’s not necessary by any means. An interesting tea that is great as a novelty, but I’ll be happy with just the sampler through the holiday season.