Rosy Mint by T Totaler, Sydney

I’m thrilled by the increas­ing num­ber of stores ded­ic­ated to selling ready-to-drink teas. After try­ing the French Earl Grey Hot Chocolate at T Totaler, I returned to try one of their more basic blends: Organic Rosy Mint.

This is a blend of organ­ic pep­per­mint sprinkled with rose petals that is ‘refresh­ingly good for diges­tion and skin’.

The tisane is a trans­lu­cent golden brown col­our with a mint nose. Served hot, the fla­vour of pep­per­mint dom­in­ates from the head to the tail of each sip, roun­ded by the (very) subtle flor­al hints of rose. Overall, the tisane is very ordin­ary that’s not worth return­ing for or keep­ing in a tea col­lec­tion — it needs a much stronger rose fla­vour and a sharp­er pep­per­mint note to elev­ate it to some­thing flor­al and refresh­ing — bey­ond a washed out pep­per­mint tea. I enjoy the fla­vour of Twining’s over this for a frac­tion of the price.

T Totaler is loc­ated at Shop 26A, Ground Floor, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.