Review: Trader Joe’s Organic Mint Melange

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.5 of 5 tea leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make

Abby says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling)
Steeped: 3-4 minutes
Served: Nothing added to start, then with a dab on honey

After a long holiday weekend filled with running around and generally being busy, a soothing (organic) mint tea was a well matched partner for Sunday night football.  It was enjoyable because the mint was present while not overpowering. However, it did find it a bit flat after the first few sips.  To pick it up a bit I added a little bit of honey.  That did the trick and I finished the cup happily.  For a simple mint tea this one from Trader Joe’s is just fine, though it is not anything particularly special.

Taste: 3 of 5 tea leaves – A decent, tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling)
Steeped: Just left it in the cup!
Served: Nothing added

There are two things that I just love about this tea. 1) How easy it is. I just leave the tea bag in the mug and it doesn’t get too strong or bitter. WIN! 2) While I enjoy a cup of relaxing mint tea, strong peppermint flavor isn’t my favorite. This tea is a blend of peppermint, lemon grass and spearmint. For me the lemon grass and spearmint really mellow out the peppermint flavor so that it’s not too harsh. If you’re looking for a similar taste but with caffeine try the Teapigs Marakesh Mint that we reviewed a few posts back. Ok…off to finish my tea!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make!

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5 responses to “Review: Trader Joe’s Organic Mint Melange

  1. For me, a true spearmint tea is the best mint. I buy A bulk spearmint from Atlantic spice company in Truro, ma. But have yet to find another pure spearmint tea. Other mints have too much peppermint for my taste and are too “hot”. Any suggestions?.

  2. Liz, we’ll be on the lookout for a pure spearmint and let you know. In the meantime, I suggest you do give this mint melange from Trader Joes’ a try. Even though it does contain peppermint, the lemongrass really mellows it out and it doesn’t have that almost astringent burn that some pure peppermint teas have.

  3. I’m w/ Liz. I’d love a spearmint tea, too. However, I’ll give this TJ’s mint tea a try. Thanks!

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  5. Like this blog! Nice to see some good reviews reposted. Beautiful photo, Katie!

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