Hey there Teacups! Can you believe how far we are into December already? Christmas will be here before we know it. For today’s Teamas post the featured blend from Chariteas is their Mint Jubilee Tisane. Originally my plan for the post was a recipe post but after trying this blend for the first time and finding out I could drink this mint only blend that features two different kind of mint without it hurting it my head AT ALL, I knew I had to do a review instead. For those of you who don’t know me too well and are new to my blog, I suffer with chronic migraine and strong mint and mint only blends are usually a huge trigger for me, so I usually stay clear of them. So, the fact that I was able to drink this blend without it triggering a migraine attack is a big deal for me. I tend to stay clear of anything and everything mint so it was really nice to experience those flavours again as well.
Here’s what Chariteas themselves have to say about this blend over on their website: ”The organic blend of peppermint and spearmint is soothing and refreshing.”
Ingredients: ” Peppermint* & Spearmint* | *Organic Produced
Tisane Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I steeped this for 2 and a half minutes and I used boiling water, I tried it on its own first and then I tried it with the the addition of honey. Chariteas recommend three to five mins for this blend but as I was a little worried about this triggering a migraine attack I didn’t want to brew it too strong so I figured two and a half minutes would be good for me. I definitely think that was the best decision in term of how strong this brewed up, any longer than three minutes and I feel like it could have ended up being too much for my head. What I was instantly able to notice in this blend though is the difference between the two mints, which showed me instantly just how well balanced this blend was. The flavour profiles work perfectly together but each definitely brings their own unique notes to blend The peppermint is without a doubt the stronger of the two and adds a both a menthol note and a spicy underpinning to this blend, as well as a slight cooling sensation.
The spearmint on the other hand is much sweeter and does a great job of calming down the peppermint, I definitely think that without the addition of the the spearmint this blend would have been too much for my head, so for me it’s by far the saving grace of this blend and does a great job of rounding the whole thing off really well. A couple of mint blend I’ve had in the past that have hurt my head have only used one kind of mint and it’s usually only peppermint and I think that’s where they have fallen flat and probably also been the reason why they have trigger migraine attacks. They have all also been incredibly dry in terms of mouth feel and this particular one was super smooth so by far this is the best mint blend I’ve had in a good couple of year. I will definitely be re-purchasing this the moment my buying / sip down is over.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Chariteas and purchase some of this blend to try yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again tomorrow. Happy Steeping – Kimberley