Grasshopper Green

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This refreshing blend consists of peppermint and Hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea. Chocolate mint grasshopper confections capture the essence of this tea. There's no flavoring involved, but the peppermint leaves pull chocolate notes from the roasted tea resulting in a guilt-free decadent taste and aroma. Hojicha is naturally lower in caffeine than other green teas, while peppermint aids with muscle relaxation and digestion. Together they create a crisp body that is relaxing when hot and refreshing when iced. This brews into a clean, amber liquor with an inviting smell. The roasted green tea creates a nutty base that is brightened by the vibrant peppermint leaves.


  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Bulk 2.0 oz ~ 28 servings
  • Bulk 1/2 LB ~ 110 servings
  • AND leaves can be infused twice!
  • Lower caffeine than other green teas
  • Caffeine: Low

Ingredients: hojicha, peppermint

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
2-3 min
Per 8 oz. water

Green Tea

  • Uplifiting, Increases Mental Awareness and Focus
  • Powerful Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Increases Endurance
  • Increases Metabolism and Helps with Weight Loss
  • Reduces Cholesterol
  • Very Low in caffeine
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Peppermint

  • Aids in Digestion
  • Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and has been known to fight viruses and slow aging. Green tea aids in weight loss, reduces "bad" cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Green tea is widely used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. It even looks fresh and healthy! Green helps overweight people shed excess fat without side effects. It may help modulate calorie and fat burning through the sympathetic nervous system, the adrenal glands and specific nerve chemicals. Green tea shows fat-burning properties beyond those explained by its caffeine content.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Thin Mint Green Rub
    Great Rub on Chicken, Veggies, & Shrimp. Finely chop the following ingredients in your blender:

    ½ TBS salt
    ¼ TBS cilantro
    ¼ TBS basil
    ¼ TBS thyme
    ¼ TBScayenne pepper
    ½ tsp cardamon
    ½ tsp oregano

    Green Tea Chicken Noodle Soup
    INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken, cut into½ inch pieces; 2 tsp THIN MINT GREEN leaves steeped in one half–cup (4 oz) water; 5 ounces dry bean thread noodles; 4 cups chicken stock; 2 (½ inch thick) slices ginger root, lightly mashed; ½ cup oyster mushrooms, cubed; 3 cups packed spinach leaves, large stems removed; Salt and white pepper, as desired
    PREPARATION: Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the green tea. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate. Cover the bean thread noodles with warm water. Soak until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain. In a big pot bring the stock, ginger and mushrooms to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Add the chicken, including the THIN MINT GREEN marinade, and noodles. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Add the spinach and boil for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cold Tea Noodles
    This refreshing dish provides an easy way out of the kitchen on a sweltering day. Keep cool by cooking the noodles in tea the night before you serve the dish. Next day, assemble the short list of ingredients and dinner is on the table.
    INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts water; 1 TBS THIN MINT GREEN loose leaves, 1 lb Chinese rice noodles or Japanese udon noodles; 1 package (12 ounces) firm tofu, WELL drained on paper towels; 1 package enoki mushrooms; 1 package radish sprouts, washed and dried; 1 bunch scallions, sliced into very thin rounds; 1 small bunch cilantro leaves; Light soy sauce, sesame oil, and freshly ground pepper.
    PREPARATION: Bring water to boil and add tea. Steep for 6 minutes and pour through a sieve. Add noodles and cook for about 5 minutes, or until noodles are still somewhat al dente. Remove from heat and allow the noodles to remain in the liquid until cooled. Remove noodles from the liquid and place in a bowl, covered, overnight in the refrigerator. Carefully slice the tofu to 1–inch cubes and set aside. Place equal amounts of noodles on each of 4 plates. Scatter tofu and remaining ingredients evenly over all. Serve with soy sauce, sesame oil and seasoning as desired. Serves: 4.

    Forbidden Rice
    This most distinctive and flavorful rice dish complements fish, chicken and tofu beautifully. Try it with a mango salsa on the side.
    INGREDIENTS: 3 TBS THIN MINT GREEN leaves; 10 cups water; 2 cups rice; 2 cloves garlic; 4 thin slices fresh ginger; 2 TBS toasted sesame oil; 1 TBS sea salt.
    PREPARATION: Add ten cups of boiling water to the tea in a four–quart pot. Cover and steep for five minutes. Strain the tea to remove the leaves and set aside. Heat the sesame oil in a 12–inch heavy–bottom iron skillet on high heat. As soon as the oil begins to smoke, lower the heat to medium. Add the rice, garlic, ginger and one cup of tea at a time. Sauté and simmer, carefully adding more tea as needed to prevent the rice from sticking to the pan. Cover on simmer and set aside. Cooking time is 45 minutes. Serves: 4 – 6.

    Layering the salmon on top of wood chips and our roasted green tea peppermint blend produces a smoky, nutty and refreshing flavor.
    INGREDIENTS: Tea-Rub: Mix the following ingredients and divide (1/2 for Salmon & 1/2 for drizzle): 1 TBS THIN MINT GREEN tea; 1 TBS Cilantro; 1 tsp cayenne pepper; 1 tsp smoked paprika; 1 tsp sugar; 1 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp pepper. Salmon: 4 filets, 1/2 - 3/4 lb per filet; 1 TBS olive oil; 2 TBS THIN MINT GREEN; 1/2 of reserved Tea-Rub (about 2 TBS); 2 cups wood chips (alder or cedar), soaked for 15 minutes; Aluminum foil, heavy. Drizzle: 1/2 of reserved Tea-Rub (about 2 TBS); 1 TBS Dijon Mustard; 2 TBS White Balsamic Vinegar; 4 TBS olive oil.
    PREPARATION: Combine all Tea-Rub ingredients in a small bowl. Divide Tea-Rub in 1/2 (reserve 1/2 to sprinkle on top of salmon & 1/2 for drizzle). Pat dry salmon with paper towels. Brush salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with ½ of tea-rub. Cut out four rectangles of aluminum foil, crimp edges until each tray measure 7 X 5 inches. Cut small slits in bottom of trays. Put 1/2 cup soaked wood chips and 1/2 TBS THIN MINT GREEN tea in each tray. Place salmon skin-side down on top of tea and wood chips. Turn all burners on high and heat grill with lid on down until very hot, about 15 minutes. Scrape grate clean with grill brush. Place foil trays with salmon over fire, cover and grill until center of fillet is opaque, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk, Dijon and vinegar and gradually add the oil. Season with reserved Tea-Rub to make drizzle. Remove trays from grill. Slide metal spatula between skin and flesh. Transfer to platter and drizzle with olive oil Tea-Rub. Prep Time: 20-25 minutes. Cook Time: 10-12 minutes. Yields: 4 servings.

    Thin Mint Green Infused Veggie Stuffing
    INGREDIENTS: Homemade Crouton: 1 loaf day old French bread, cubed (1 inch); 1 TBS THIN MINT GREEN, grounded; 1 TBS Salt; 2 tsp black pepper; 1 tsp marjoram; 1 tsp thyme. Thin Mint Green Concentrate: 4 TBS THIN MINT GREEN; 2 cups water. Spinach Mix: 1 ½ lbs of spinach (2 cups cooked & roughly chopped); 4 cups water. Veggie Mix: 2 TBS olive oil; 1 TBS minced garlic; 1 ½ tsp salt; 2 cups yellow onion, chopped; 1 cup fennel, chopped; 1 cup shitake mushroom, sliced; 2 cans artichokes, quartered. Thin Mint Green Mix: 1 ½ cup heavy cream; 2 large eggs, whisked; 2 TBS lime juice. Bread Pudding: 12–14 cups of homemade croutons; 1 lb brie, rind removed & cut into ½ inch cubes; 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese; 1 cup panko crumbs; Olive oil spray.
    PREPARATION: Homemade croutons: Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl blend crouton seasonings. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil, place bread on top, spray bread with olive oil and sprinkle seasonings over bread evenly. Bake until lightly crispy & brown (about 10–15 minutes) and reserve. Thin Mint Green Concentrate: Bring 2 cups water to boil and cool for 2 minutes. Steep 4 TBS of THIN MINT GREEN in water for 3 minutes and reserve tea leaves for veggie mixture. Spinach: Bring 4 cups water to boil, add spinach until slightly wilted, drain and cool with cold water. Squeeze out remaining water, chop & sit aside. Veggie Mixture: Heat olive oil over a medium–high heat in a wok. Add onions & sauté until golden brown (about 4 minutes). Add garlic, salt & Thin Mint Green steeped tea leaves and sauté for about another 1–2 minutes. Add artichokes, fennel & shitakes and cook, stirring for another 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve. Thin Mint Green Mixture: Combine Thin Mint Green Tea concentrate, eggs, heavy cream, & lime juice and whisk together in a mixing bowl. Bread Pudding: Add homemade croutons to a big mixing bowl, pour ½ of Thin Mint Green mixture over bread, add spinach, veggie mixture & brie and mix with hands, add the other ½ of Thin Mint Green mixture, brie & ½ cup parmesan stir to combine thoroughly until liquid is absorbed. Pour bread pudding mixture into 2 (9 in.) circular round cake pans sprayed with olive oil. Sprinkle ½ cup panko crumbs & ¼ cup parmesan over top of each pan & cover with tin foil. Bake for 50 minutes at 400°. Take tin foil off and bake for another 10–15 minutes. Yields 10–12 servings, Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 1 hour.

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    I'm not usually a peppermint tea fan or a flavored tea fan, but there is just something about this tea that is FABULOUS! I received it as a sample with another order, and I'm hooked. It tastes just like liquid thin mints!—Tami Hannon
    With just a hint of a serious, earthy green tea, the mint smooths it all over. So easy to drink!—Skas
    Whoever created the marriage of peppermint and green tea is an absolute genius! The tea is crisp, light, and an absolute pleasure to the taste buds. I'm not an iced-tea/cold tea kind of person, but I've found this tea to be equally delicious hot and cold. It's very refreshing cold, and an absolute must have for after heavy meals. Brilliant! —Mila
    A well-known roasted Japanese green tea, plus mint, = greatness. This tea is wonderful both hot and cold, but I feel like putting it on ice takes it to the next level. The mint wakes you up and refreshes you without caffeine, and hojicha has less caffeine due to the roasting process, so it is a great way to enjoy tea in the evening hours!—Amanda
    My absolute favorite! Not bitter or grassy. Smooth and refreshing light mint aftertaste. —Nat
    Omg this tea was so delicious! The moment I opened the bag all I could smell was chocolate mint. When brewed, it tasted more like mint than chocolate but the hint was still there.. will buy again!—Amirah
    I love this tea cold steeped, it reminds me of a York Peppermint Patty. My favorite evening dessert drink. My mother tried it, but didn't get the same taste, she actually liked it better hot. My husband uses a little of the cold steeped to add additional flavor to his water. As we're learning everyone has a different taste pallet.—K & A
    Delicious peppermint with a background of chocolate taste. I wasn't sure how I would like it, but I'm hooked. I love it for when I want to hold off afternoon snacking but am not in the mood for something "flowery." —Erin
    This a delightful blend of two of my favorites ... green tea and mint. It is a refreshing dessert tea that I often tweak by adjusting brew time and amount of tea used. While I enjoy both chilled and hot teas, Grasshopper Green is one I prefer served on the warmer side.—Kari
    The peppermint was a bit overpowering for my taste. I gave it to a friend who enjoyed it though.—MB
    Definitely the best green tea that I've tasted so far. I love that the peppermint isn't over powering.—Sarah
    This is my favorite. Very refreshing. I cold brew it in Steep & Go and I almost always infuse it a second time.—Sandy
    I just love this tea cold, it is really refreshing. Its great in the afternoon, it settles the stomach after eating too much for lunch. And has a subtle chocolate taste making it the perfect afternoon tea when you're craving something sweet. You won't regret buying this!—Monica
    This tea is nice when you want a little bolder green tea, but still want the subtle under flavor of green tea. It is smooth, simple and smells wonderful!—Hthorn
    Love this tea in the afternoon. Between the boost from green tea, the mint, and the hints of chocolate; it easily takes care of those afternoon chocolate cravings.—Carrie
    This is so beautiful of a tea between meals. Love the refreshing peppermint.—Tracy
    I was so pleasantly surprised when I tried Grasshopper Green. It was part of a sample set that I ordered. I am usually the first person to turn away anything minty, but my honey wanted to try it. He likes his tea weaker than I do, so I made a couple of light cups and now I'm hooked. The roasted green tea is so delightfully complex and the mint is just right. It's refreshing and soothing and perfect.—Abby
    Great for iced tea.—Tea Lover
    I love the subtle minty flavor of this tea. It is the perfect tea to have as an after meal dessert! It is absolutely delicious paired with a little piece of dark chocolate, it reminds me of a york peppermint patty but without the guilt :)—Tammy
    A great tea for after dinner to help cleanse the pallet and settle the tummy. It helps that it has dessert flavor without the overpowering sweetness. It smells amazing, and it tastes even better. Unlike it's namesake, this tea can be gotten year round and won't make you fat.—Kyra
    I wasn't thrilled with the idea of peppermint with my green tea, but the green tea used is a heavy roasted one, giving it a very unique flavor profile when mixed with the peppermint. When you first open the packet, you are taken aback by the strong peppermint smell, but when brewed, it actually melds beautifully, not overpoweringly minty at all.—Corey
    Let me just say that I think the low caffeine houjicha is the perfect nutty, yet mild accompanying flavor to the peppermint. It is really easy to drink, has no hint of bitterness, and is perfect drunk plain, with no milk or sugar. Perfect for those worried about dairy, sugar, or excess calories. Also, all the Tea Spot teas are gluten free. I am a Type 1 diabetic and both gluten and dairy intolerant, and I can drink as much of this tea as I want without having to worry! Thank you Tea Spot!—Jen
    This grasshopper Green came as a sample, not expecting to like it that much, as green tea is my least favorite. Oh my, this tea has changed my mind. Awesome hot, I can't wait to try it cold!—Gail
    My favorite tea. Excellent hot or cold. I can't live without it!—Angie
    Love love love. This has become my morning go to tea. I haven't tried it iced but I will when the weather warms up again. I bought it as Thin Mint Green (during the BOGO), I'll be back for the Grasshopper. —LisaM
    I've never been a big fan of green tea. For years, I kept trying it because of the known benefits...just to give up; I couldn't stand the taste. Until I tasted this tea. I have to say the added peppermint is what does it. There's something about the two flavors mixed together that just complement each other. I love it!—Brigette
    It's perfect. Absolutely perfect. The combination of the nutty roasted green tea and peppermint really does add a hint of chocolate. Also, you can steep it two and even three times and still get that lovely flavor.—Kristen Osborne
    Thin Mint Green is in my top 3 teas. I'm a TeaSpot junky! It's perfect on days when I have a chocolate craving. I drink it year round. Very refreshing, fabulous blend :)—Tracey Norton
    This is a good alternative to Boulder Blues for me, when I need something a little more piercing. The mint isn't too strong and isn't too weak. It's just right. It's a very aromatic tea and it feels very good in your mouth. The flavor might not be right for everyone, but if you like mint, I think I can guarantee you'll like this tea.—Chris Brendel
    teaspot’s green roasted tea was my first venture into the world of tea. I absolutely LOVE the refreshing minty taste in the green tea. I make this all the time for my friends and family when they come over for dinner. I’ve totally become a tea lover now!—robbie s
    My current favorite Teaspot tea. Amazing iced tea. I Add honey. You can brew the same pot 3 times. The tin says 30-40 cups to a tin. I get over 100. I also like that you can't wreck this tea by brewing it too long (like the Boulder Blues that only tastes good if you follow the directions)—Mike
    I LOVE this tea! I like that it tastes minty, light and refreshing, yet has the affects of green tea. I'll have to try it iced and with honey, like Mike suggested.—Anna
    I could not love this tea more. I just got this in the mail and brewed it right away. The roasted green gives it a bit of a nutty flavor and the peppermint does not overpower but truly brings out a bit of chocolate. Its a relaxing tea that I think I could drink all day long! I have about 50 loose teas now (that's a cry for help!) and this is in my top ten with Phoenix Jasmine being another favorite of mine.—Jyl
    I adore this tea, but I think the new name is unfortunate. GS Thin Mints are the opposite of this tea; why would you want to evoke that image?—Laurie Oberg