Tea Selection: Organic Moroccan Mint
Company Name: Canton Tea Co.
Location: Yanley Lane Bristol and London
What Canton Tea Co. says about themselves (taken from online source):
Canton Tea was founded in 2007 in London by Jennifer Wood. For years she had been unwittingly drinking some of the most expensive green tea in the world, a Pouchong given to her each spring by a tea-farmer friend in Taiwan.
It was the love of this tea that inspired the business. After a career as a copywriter in brand design, she wanted to create a company around the authentic pleasure of handmade tea.
Edgar Thoemmes, a natural entrepreneur with a gift for technology and a highly developed taste for fine tea, soon joined Jennifer. They set out to source the very best teas in the world, travelling to tea farms, meeting the producers and learning about tea. The learning never stops.
Read more about Canton Teas on their website: HERE. http://www.cantonteaco.com
What Canton Tea says about this tea:
Our organic blend of this famous North African tea is a mixture of high-grade, gunpowder green tea and organic peppermint and spearmint leaves to give a rounded mint flavour. Perfect served in tall glasses, it is traditionally sweetened with sugar but because we use high grade ingredients it’s not necessary, and we think it is delicious without. Could always be set off with a sprig of fresh mint and a dollop of honey.
Gunpowder Green Tea from China
Egyptian Spearmint and Peppermint
COSTS: 50g Foil Bag £4.50
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
MY REVIEW BEGINS
Here is what I think
There is nothing like a mint tea to open up your sinus cavities and calm your nerves, then add a green tea along with two mints and you have a light mint tea. This tea is not strong at all, and a light liquor. It has a slight bitterness with no aftertaste.
What I liked
MINT! I love a mint tea and this one is sure to please. The scent is of a slight mint/vegetal smell.
What I did not like
It’s not very strong and in some instances that is perfect, it’s all in what you need and how you brew your tea as well. Brew a bit longer (not a lot because it will end up bitter). So add more to the brew and steep the normal time to make a stronger brew.
Until next sip pinkies up and face the wind! You got this!
P.S. I’ve included an average brewing instruction chart below to help you brew your teas.
AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
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