Tea: Peppermint

A Peppermint Tea from TEViVE

Picture of Peppermint
Style:Peppermint Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Product page:Peppermint

Review of Peppermint

6 of 104 of 52 of 551 of 100

It's not hard to get peppermint tea right: just use properly grown and dried leaves and put enough in the bag to fill it when wet. They got the first part, and failed miserably on the second.

I've had a lot of peppermint teas, and the quality of the leaves they use stands with any of them, even with a few chopped stem pieces visible. There's just too little total product in each bag. If I brew up two bags at once, it has all I ask in a peppermint tea, with a crisp, clean and sweet flavor. The aroma is pleasant and somewhat sharp, both dry-bag and in-cup, but half what it could be. That's because it's literally half the tea it should be. This is useful more as a peppermint-flavoring bag for other teas, such as plain green or black tea.

I added a photo showing a 1/3-1/4 full *wet* bag. Why must TEViVE skimp so much on quantity? Yeah yeah, I know..it's a cheap dollar-store tea, and they're packing half the product into each bag to portray a false impression of a bargain to gullible or hurried customers. Even if they sold twice as much tea per bag for $2 (with no extra packaging costs!), it nominally would be a good deal. But this sort of practice, even if the weight of the tea is given on the box, is deceptive. For that they get docked on value, despite the cheap up-front price.

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