Strong and flavorful, wonderful aroma, soothing and refreshing after-dinner tea. Delightful with lemon and honey, hot or iced!
- A pack of 16-Ounce Bag
- USDA Certified Organic
- Enjoy drinking this loose leaf bulk tea with our best selling and convenient Ultimate Tea Infuser, also available on Amazoncom or Davidsonsteacom
- Packed in a paper/kraft stand up pouch (SUP) with aluminum foil lining to maintain freshness
I’ve got this herb a month ago and checked it for a smell – there was some (not very sharp) when rubbed between fingers. I’d poured a week’s worth of use, and close the rest of package tightly, but smell/taste is gone by now completely. I don’t know why is it – I have used herbs for a long time, never had this experience. It is dissappointing – it was too good to be true thing.
The price on this is pretty good, but it seems the adage of “you get what you pay for” is also true. There is only the most mild smell of peppermint when you open the bag, and crushing some between your fingers doesn’t release any additional scent. I’ve tried several brewing methods, and the peppermint taste is weak even with steeping it a long time. The only way to get a cup that approaches a decent flavor is to use a lot (couple of tablespoons) for a brew. Still, even with using a lot per cup, the taste is more grassy than minty.
I really enjoy peppermint tea, and often add it to black teas to temper their strong flavor. While the price on this bag was great, I won’t be buying it again – way too weak. There are several other brands out there that cost a bit more, but are a far better value.
Buyer beware. I drink a lot of peppermint tea and I was looking forward to trying this product. Unfortunately, while the bag is labeled Peppermint Tea, the product inside is very definitely Spearmint. The smell and taste are extremely different though evidently the people packaging it can’t tell. It’s also not returnable. I will not be purchasing anything further from Davidson’s tea.
Original review: This is a good quality product and a great value, but the bag I got was a little stale. When I open the packages of other brands, I get a noseful of fresh peppermint aroma and that is missing here. Davidson needs to use more sophisticated packaging to keep it fresh. How about something similar to the bags coffee comes in, instead of a paper bag with a folded over top?
Update April 2011: Davidson’s has upgraded their packaging to a zip-top bag with a foil barrier, and the difference is amazing: intense peppermint aroma and rich flavor. Excellent.
Don’t waste your money!
I drink only peppermint tea and by now I became an expert in it. This is NOT peppermint or anything close to it. I get more flavor from the cheapest tea in the supermarket. The leaves are crushed too small and they smell like grass or weak oregano. No taste, except for some bitterness (grass?). I am trying to see how to return it. OOOPPPSS can’t return it. I will give it to my cow : )
A little goes a long way with this superb aromatic peppermint. I enjoy adding it to my green tea while brewing and avoid adding sweetener as a delicious ice tea or hot tea. I brew two pitchers, store them in my fridge, and either drink it cold or zap it in the microwave for a hot tea. I find this tea a super deal.
The packaging for this tea is now GREAT!! BUT, since there had been complaints of it loosing its flavor, I have stored them in glass jars in the very back of my kitchen cabinet. As soon as they are opened the rich aroma is abundant. We have been drinking this tea by the gallon for the last several months. It has helped my family with head congestion which is just another positive as we drink it because of the flavor. This is a GREAT price and a great tea–would recommend to anyone. You can perhaps now keep it in the foil lined bag–but I just wanted to be on the safe side. Glass does not absorb odor–thus I felt it put in a dark place would do the trick-and it did. I WILL be buying this again until I can get a VERY large plant to grow–which may never occur! 🙂
i was really disappointed with this tea, because i expected mroe from loose leaf tea. my wife thinks it smells like marijuana, and i couldn’t taste even a hint of mint. total waste of money
Lacking that fresh minty taste. Also, I wish the leaves were not so fine. Tea leaves leak through my my infuser. I will enjoy this bag of peppermint tea but not as much as I was looking forward to since I expected a clean fresh taste.
LupeBig Creek, MS
I ordered this pack 4 months ago. It’s huge! If you drink other teas, this supply will last for a year or so. This is also a disadvantage as I can no longer smell the strong aroma of fresh peppermint, feels like it dried a lot since it was delivered. Smaller packages would be better.
MaziePhil Campbell, AL
couldn’t be happier with the price. I’ve got it in my bulk freezer to keep it fresh and fill up a tupper ware full of tea once a month. probably a half an once or once a month at most. really good tea for the price.
The price on this tea is awesome and it’s organic and great tasting to boot. I put this in an airtight container and it lasts for a very long time. I doubt I’ll ever go back to tea bags again.
This is my absolute favorite tea. It’s very minty but not overwhelming. Good price since it’s a big bag. It came packaged very nicely too.
I bought this stuff a while ago— talking many many months here. I still have 1/2 bag left. I use it every so often for guests who are picky about coffee. The stay fresh bag really works. It’s about 90% as strong as when I first got it. Decent tea! I add a bit to cheap bitter coffee to spin up the flavor a bit. Friends “love” my “coffee.” He he he! And Yes, I also do the same with my spearmint teas. 🙂
This tea is very fresh and has nice flavor. I drink it every day and is very satisfied. Highly recommend!
KarolynSand Creek, WI
You don’t even need sugar with this
i add it to my mixture of teas and add un fooled around with Lemon/Raspberry and this is so refreshing
Easy to stay hydrated especially for elderly who have problems drinking enough fluids and youngsters who don’t need anymore sugar
Yum Yum Yum
and the saving of teeth and innards from the effects of soda
i have no problems with packaging or freshness always 100%
and they ship pretty fast
they know i am thirsty
Peace and Grace
RosarioCole Camp, MO