Mint Medley® Herbal Tea

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Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Mint Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Mint Medley® Herbal Tea

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 18, 2018

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Just as a lovely waterfall brings a sense of refreshment to your eyes and ears, Mint Medley® will bring this same quality to your sense of taste. Enjoy Mint Medley® -- its lively flavor refreshes any time of day.

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Reviewer pic59 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(232 reviews) on

I've been more impressed with most other mint teas I've chugged so far, including a couple of store brands. Still, Mint Medley is mediocre, not bad. Like most live-performance musical medleys, the sum is worse in quality than the individual parts.

The dry-bag and in-cup aromas were hardly there, while the wet bag came through in better fidelity. Had the smell of this tea been translatable to TV pictures, it would have been a 1950s black-and-white Philco, where more aggressive mint teas offer the 1080p HD or 4K goodness.

While mildly pleasant overall, I found the flavor somewhat diluted, passive, devoid of any kick or potency. Yet it didn't seem particularly mellow or smooth either, as many even weak mint teas are, but instead a little muddy. This probably is related to the use of a few lower-order ingredients, including rose hips and lemongrass, not at levels high enough to make themselves singularly apparent, but present enough to drag down the main mint ingredients. I could see bits of the lemongrass and rose hips floating in the immersed bag at proportions obviously much lower than mint leaves. Still, it seems Bigelow's attempt to enhance the flavor of mint through those non-mint ingredients instead weakened it, without any obvious rosy or lemony elements. The aftertaste was slightly but tolerably sour, and not very pronounced either.

My unsolicited advice to Bigelow is to make this a true mint medley, drop the filler ingredients that just smudge the flavor, and go with all mint, swapping out those fillers for a third mint type, not too similar to spearmint and peppermint, that would both diversify and strengthen the overall flavor. Pineapple mint might do the trick if a fruity element is intended, as implied by the presence of lemongrass currently.
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Reviewer pic55 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(135 reviews) on

Both the dry and brewed tea smell almost like Wrigley's Doublemint gum with the balance a little more toward peppermint.

The taste is not what I was expecting. The tea is definitely minty, but as the ingredients include rose hips, lemon peel and hibiscus, I was expecting some fruitiness. Of the extra ingredients, I only really taste the rose hips. The menthol sensation is quite strong, and it lacks the woody flavor that sometimes accompanies cheap peppermint. Though the balance leans heavily toward the peppermint, the spearmint is still quite pronounced.

Unfortunately, I don't think I like this blend as well as I like any one of the ingredients. It's not unpleasant to drink, but if I'm looking for mint, I'd prefer either straight spearmint or peppermint. I also like rose hips, but I just find them distracting in this blend.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(9 reviews) on

A satisfying slight mint taste, one of the better ones in my opinion.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(58 reviews) on

Reading the other reviews, I'm beginning to wonder if I have an underabundance of sour taste receptors. This tea is so lacking in bitterness that it tastes almost sweet to me, though not in a way I find unpleasant. The flavor is full and contains just a hint of menthol. I agree with Alex that the taste is very similar to that of a pure peppermint tea, though I prefer this one to pure peppermint because the flavor seems just a touch more rounded; but so far as mint blends go, I prefer Yogi's "Refreshing Mint" for its strength and complexity. Nonetheless, this is a blend that I respect and enjoy on a regular basis.
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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
(4 reviews) on

The spearmint in this tea gives it a very gum-like aroma, which I found somewhat off-putting. The tea itself seems relatively mild, but it does leaves a very pronounced cool menthol feeling in the back of my throat. I expect this tea would be enjoyable if I had a cold, but under any other circumstances, I'd recommend something else.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(108 reviews) on

smells like a strong mint tea but then the flavor mellows out a bunch after the first sip....then it becomes more of a generic tea taste. That brings the rating down a touch.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(50 reviews) on

I mainly drink this tea when my stomach is less than happy. The mint really helps settle my tummy during minor turmoil, and all without caffeine.

The flavor isn't something I go nuts about. It is very strongly a mint flavor, of both peppermint and spearmint. It is refreshing, it is not sweet.

I don't dislike the flavor, but it isn't one I reach for for an ordinary cup of tea. It use it more as a medicinal tea, which it works well for.


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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(6 reviews) on

This is THE tisane I turn to when I have a cold. Usually when I get sick, I'm too stuck on stupid to brew a good pot of loose leaf. However, Bigelow's Mint Medley is a quick and easy head-clearer.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Great to warm you up when you're cold! Tasty too, though not as amazing as tea from fresh mint leaves.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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Aroma is dominantly peppermint, the spearmint isn't really that noticeable. There are a few other non-mint things noticeable; I'd prefer this tea just use mint, and go a little lighter on the peppermint; this comes across as too similar to a pure peppermint tea for my tastes, and if I want that, I'd rather drink a tea containing just peppermint with no other ingredients. Also, just a tad too sour for me.
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