Friday, March 16, 2012

Dilmah Mint Ceylon Tea

Just a few weeks ago, I reviewed Dilmah's blackcurrant Ceylon tea, and I really liked it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go back out and pick up a box of the mint Ceylon tea, as well. And, as I expected, this one is just as good as the last.

Dilmah really has a good thing going on here. The company's Ceylon tea is delicious, and the flavorings are perfectly balanced with the natural taste of the tea, making these some of the best flavored teas that I have ever had. The mint used in Dilmah's mint Ceylon tea is very carefully tailored to the flavor of the tea so as to not overpower the Ceylon taste. I've had my fair share of mint teas in the past, and while I've enjoyed most of them, I had simply grown accustomed to the mint drowning out the tea. In fact, this happens so often with mint infused teas that I had begun to assume that mint was just too strong a flavor to work in proper unison with the more subtle attributes and complexities of tea. But Dilamh's mint tea has proven me very wrong, as neither the tea nor the mint takes a primary role in this mixture. Rather, the two flavors mix together to create a rich and aromatic "third" flavor that fills the olfactory with hints of smooth, Sri Lankan excellence.

Like the blackcurrant tea (although radically different in just about every way), this tea is just great. I have been met with difficulty in trying to find a point of comparison for the drink, as I really haven't had anything else quite like it. It's somehow just different from the competition in a way that I can't exactly put my finger on. None of the mint teas that I've had in the past come close to the quality that Dilmah provides, and I wholeheartedly recommend that mint and/or tea enthusiasts track this one down and give it a try. 

Verdict: Highly recommended

Purchased: Big Lots [Greenwood, SC]
Size: 20 bags
Price: $2.00 [Discounted]

1 comment:

  1. Great review. It's summer time and this tea is perfect. I just got a huge mason jar filled it with ice cubes and brewed some of this tea mixing in a little bit of local honey that I picked up at our farmer's market. I love the mint in this tea. It's just so refreshing!