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The Best Mint Tea in the Tea Industry

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Around September of 2022 (18 months ago), I quietly took on the task of tasting as many mint teas as I possibly could. As of now, I've tried and tasted 54 mint teas! I tried pure mint tisanes, mint-based blends, and various other mint-oriented teas that the industry has to offer.


Why did I do this? I honestly don't know. It was a compulsive action that had little-to-no thought going into it. This might be very left-field for many of my readers, and honestly, it's surprising to me too.


Which mint teas did I try? Which mint teas are the best of the best?


Below is my comprehensive list of categories of mint-based teas that I’ve tried over the past year, and at the end, will reveal the best mint tea that I enjoyed the most.


Categories are broken down by three sub-categories, and the winners of the categories were selected by the following factors,


  • Mint flavor profile

  • The aroma-to-taste ratio (does the mint taste as strong as the smell?

  • Freshness

  • Natural sweetness

  • Quality

  • Accessibility & Affordability


At the end, two grand-prize winners will be announced. They will win nothing, besides the gratitude of knowing that a Colorado gay favors them.


Note: Multi-flavored mint-infused tea blends will be omitted from this list, as there are way too many to obtain to completely rank/judge for this list. So if you’re a fan go chocolate mint or watermelon-mint teas, I’m sorry to say that you wont see them on this list!


Anywho, let’s move forward!





Grocery Store Brand Mint Teas:


  • Walmart: Great Value, Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Target: Good and Gather, Mint Tea

  • HyVee: Decaf Peppermint Green Tea

  • Traitor Joes: Decaf Peppermint Green Tea

  • Kroger, Private Selection: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Whole Foods, 365 Whole Foods Market: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • HEB: Caffeine-Free Peppermint Herbal Tea Bags

  • HEB Organics: Caffeine-Free Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Meijer: Peppermint Tea

  • Wegmens: Just Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Sprouts: Organic Peppermint Herbal Tea


Winner: Traitor Joe’s Decaf Peppermint Green Tea



Mainstream Box Brand/ Bagged Tea Brands:


  • Traditional Medicinals: Organic Peppermint Tea

  • Traditional Medicinals: Organic Spearmint Tea

  • Stash: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Celestial Seasonings: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Harney & Sons: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Twinings: Pure Peppermint

  • Yogi Tea: Purely Peppermint

  • Snarky Tea: Cheer The F**K Up Limited Batch Mint Tea

  • Bigelow: Peppermint Herbal Tea

  • Tazo: Organic Regresh-Mint

  • Teapigs: Peppermint Leaves

  • Smith Tea Maker: Peppermint Leaves Herbal Tea

  • The Republic of Tea, Super Herb Tea: American Peppermint

  • The Republic of Tea: Organic Mint Fields Herbal

  • Rishi: Mystic Mint

  • David’s Tea: Peppermint Armour Tea

  • Mariage Frères: Peppermint Tea (Mentha Piperita)

  • Adagio Teas: Peppermint

  • Mina: Moroccan Nana Mint

  • Taylor’s of Harrogate: Organic Peppermint

  • The Tea spot: Organic Herbal Peppermint Tea

  • Mighty Lean: Organic Mint Melange Tea

  • TeaLyra: Pacific Coast Mint

  • Pukka: Three Mint Organic Herbal Tea


Winner: Mariage Feres: Peppermint Tea (Mentha Piperita)


Moroccan Mint/Mint-Infused Tea:


  • Art of Tea: Mint Green Tea

  • Tea Forte: Moroccan Mint

  • Tea Drops: Peppermint Tea

  • Numi Tea: Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea

  • Mina: Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

  • Mighty Leaf: Marrakesh Mint, Mint Green Tea

  • Organic India: Tulsi Peppermint Tea

  • Stash: Moroccan Mint Green Tea

  • Smith Tea Maker: Moroccan Mint Green Tea

  • Tealyra: Moroccan Mint

  • Fortnum & Mason: Moroccan Mint Green Tea

  • The Republic of Tea: Moroccan Mint Green Tea

  • The Tea Spot: Moroccan Mint Tea

  • Mariage Frères: Casablanca (Green Mint Tea)

  • Adagio: Mint Moroccan Tea

  • Oliver Pluff & Co: Mint Gunpowder Green Tea

  • Bigelow: Perfectly Mint Black Tea

  • Tea Forte: Moroccan Mint

  • Harney & Sons: Organic Moroccan Mint


Winner: Numi Tea: Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea



Before I list my winners, I want to point out some observations that I’ve notated in my journey:


  • Many of the same mint teas were duplicates. By this, I mean, it was very evident that many of the same companies used the same supplier for the same mint tea. It wasn’t until almost a year into this journey that I made this realization. Though, by this point, I was too knee-deep into the journey to want to re-visit half of the teas to pinpoint which ones were duplicates.

  • I would argue/predict that for many of the larger national-brands (including the grocery store brands), come from the same 3-4 vendors. If you enjoy one of the teas from my list, chances are, you have already drank 3/4 other ones.

  • Believe it or not, mint had a very subtle difference in taste depending on the region it was grown in. My OCD kicked-in to really notice, and you’d have to hyper-focus to notice a huge difference.

  • To piggy-back off the last point, I’d argue Pacific North West mint was arguably the best out of all of the regions of mint I’ve tried.

  • I now hate mint tea


Ok, without further ado, here are the best mint teas that I favored in this journey.


Overall Best Mint Tea:


For this list, I have a two winners for the best mint tea you can overall buy:


2nd Place: The Republic of Tea: Super Herb Tea, American Peppermint


1st Place: Smith Tea Maker: Peppermint Leaves Herbal Tea



~Cody

Aka The Oolong Drunk

“Blissfully Tea Drunk With”

1 Comment


spottedang11
Mar 27

I love the observation, "I now hate mint tea." I'm definitely going to get some from Smith the next time I put in an order!

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