This is a VIT created for a couple of 52Teas Ambassadors - they wanted a green tea blend that was a little bit sweet, a little bit minty and a little bit spicy - and they wanted to call it RandyCandy!
Think of it as a unique twist on a Moroccan Mint tea. I started with three organic Chinese teas: Gunpowder, Chun Mee and Sencha. Then I added peppermint leaves, crushed black peppercorns, aleppo pepper and smoked chili pepper. Then I added a little bit of Tulsi (I used a blend of green, purple and wild Tulsi) to accent the minty notes and enhance the depth of spice. Finally, I tossed in some amaranth petals to add a little bit of eye appeal to the blend.
The result is - as I eluded to above - a unique twist on the classic Moroccan Mint tea. The green tea is smooth and sweet. The peppermint has an exhilarating flavor and brings a cooling note to the cup while the heat from the peppercorns and peppers is warm - but not spicy or hot. I think "Zingy" would be a better word to describe the flavor.
It's refreshingly different!
Taster size is approximately 1/2 ounce.
ingredients: green teas, green tulsi, purple tulsi, wild leaf tulsi, peppermint, aleppo peppers, smoked chili peppers, crushed peppercorns, amaranth petals and natural flavors. (most ingredients are organic except the aleppo peppers and the amaranth petals.)