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Maikotea Apple Mint Herbal Tea

A Tasty Apple and Mint Tea

Summary : If you like apples, you'll definitely enjoy this tea. This tea does come awfully close to "drinking an apple," for lack of a better word. The tea also has a subtle mint taste too.

Review : This is a mystery tea. You see, this tea showed up over Christmas, sent by friends from Montana. How they got their hands on fine imported Japanese tea in Montana is beyond me, but they did. Only problem was, the tea was unlabled. I had no idea who made it. I had no idea where it came from. I had no idea how to brew it. Hence...the mystery tea.

My only clue was found on the bottom of the canister that the tea arrived in. It said "kotobuki." A search for that term led me to a importer of various things from Japan. Additional searches finally led me to believe that this tea is created by a premier Japanese tea plantation called Maikotea - who then uses this Kotobuki place to export the tea. Why on earth they allow the tea to be exported without any labels is beyond me. Then again, perhaps the tea is resold here in the USA under a different name someplace?

Well, regardless of the mystery, let's talk about this Apple Mint tea. It's good. How is that for starters. When you first crack the canister that this tea arrives in, you are greeted by a moderately strong fragrance of apple, with just a subtle hint of mint.

And that, really, is what the tea tastes like too. The tea has a moderately strong apple taste to it...guaranteeing that anyone who likes apples will also like this tea. Similarily, their is a relatively weak flavor of mint in this tea too. Normally, apple + mint = strange things. However, in this case, the tea does have a pleasant overall taste to it. I suspect that is why the mint flavor is a bit on the weak side, Maikotea realized that mixing too much mint would create a strange brew indeed.

In any event, this is an enjoyable tea. If you can find it sold somewhere...and good luck with that...I would definitely recommend this tea. The tea has a mild after-taste too, that lingers around for quite some time.

Recommendation : Yes. If apples are your thing, you'll enjoy this tea. And if mint is your thing, you'll also like this tea. And if you like apples and mint combined, then you'll most definitely enjoy this tea. The only problem is...good luck finding someone who sells it.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Herbal Spearmint Tea
  • Manufacturer : Maikotea
  • Available from : Maikotea.com perhaps?
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
  • Date of Review : December 4th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Use one teaspoon of tea leaves. Pour 1 cup (5.5 ounces, but 6 works quite nicely) boiling water over the leaves. Let the tea brew for 7 minutes.

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