Yes, its started. The line up is complete and the tasting has begun.
The line up is as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Adagio Peppertmint Teabags
- Lipton Crushed Peppermint
- Lov Organic Mint
- Marks & Spencer Pure Peppermint Infusion
- Mighty Leaf Organic Mint Melange
- Sainsburys Infusions Peppermint
- Selfridges Peppermint Infusion
- Teapigs Peppermint Leaves
- The East India Tea Company Peppermint Infusion
- The London Tea Company Peppermint
- Twinings Pure Peppermint
- Whittard Moroccan Mint
Each tea is brewed for 5 minutes in identical mugs and then the teabags are given one last squeeze and are removed. The teas are then presented to the taster who scores each tea on smell, taste and overall. #
So far I’ve had 3 people test the teas, but I’m hoping to get at least 10 tasters before I publish the results.
I must add that I’m aware of a few other mint teas out there. The mint tea showdown will continue in to the future, this is simply the first round. Depending on how clear cut the results are, I will take the top 3 of this round and find 3 more mint teas and re-taste. From the preliminary results I believe that the majority of the 12 teas above simply won’t make the cut, so it should be easy to get rid of the majority that simply aren’t good enough.
Some other teas I want to try in future tests include:
- Summerdown Farm’s English Peppermint Tea
- Teajay Pennyroyal Darjeeling Mint Tea
- Clipper Organic Peppermint Tea
- Pukka Three Mint Tea
As well as offering results on taste, smell and overall directly from the tasters, I will offer Mint Cuisines own opinion of the teas in conjunction with the results, taking into account the cost of the tea as well as the design of the bag. I will conclude base on the results which tea I would want to drink everyday (where price is a factor) and which tea I would keep for those times when you just want something really special.
As always if there are any mint teas you think I may have missed pleased use the comments below to let me know.
|Adagio Peppertmint Teabags|
|Lipton Crushed Peppermint|
|Lov Organic Mint|
|Marks & Spencer Pure Peppermint Infusion|
|Mighty Leaf Organic Mint Melange|
|Sainsburys Infusions Peppermint|
|Selfridges Peppermint Infusion|
|Teapigs Peppermint Leaves|
|The East India Tea Company Peppermint Infusion|
|The London Tea Company Peppermint|
|Twinings Pure Peppermint|
|Whittard Moroccan Mint|