Sen Cha Green Tea Leaf Mints

We all suffer from death breath now and again, I probably get it a little more than others due to my coffee and strange food lovin’ habits. Mints somehow usually give me a headache. I’ve no idea why. The only mint flavoured product I’ve found that doesn’t give me a headache in the past has been Spearmint flavoured Softmints, I know, I know, it’s a bit weird isn’t it. I found these Sen Cha Green Tea Leaf Mints in Holland and Barratt the other day and despite the initial worry of getting a crappy headache, I can now add them to the list of non headache inducing mintyness, woo hoo!

Sen Cha Green Tea Leaf mints came in three different flavours in my local store: Moroccan Mint, Mango and Chai. I’ve just googled though and found there is a magnificent looking Dragonfruit flavour too! (that got me a little excited there) I thought I’d play it safe with the original mint flavoured ones though. What appealed to me was the fact that 3 mints equals 1 cup of tea in antioxidants, that’s a winner in my book. The tin itself is a handy size to pop in your handbag and they’re pretty delightful after a strong cup of coffee to freshen your ‘dragon breath’.

The taste of the mints is lovely. A sweet compromise between spearmint and peppermint with a hint of something else (probably the green tea huh?). They’re quite tiny in size, but are long lasting. The tin contains so many, I’ve had them for over a week and they only just look like they’re starting to go down. The freshness lasts a good hour afterwards and definitely gives me a little more confidence when out and about when talking to people and I’m no longer worried about making their eyes water with the eau-de-la-poobreath.
At £2.99 a pop they’re not cheap for what they are but given how long one tin can last and how they don’t give me a headache I will definitely buy them again. Especially if I get my paws onto that elusive dragonfruit flavour, although the Chai looks very appealing right now too!


  1. November 4, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    I will have to see if they have these at my local one!

  2. Anonymous
    November 1, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    Perhaps you are intolerant to aspartame or other artificial sweetener in the mints, causing your headaches.

  3. October 25, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    These look really cute and sound delicious, I might just have to get my hands on some! I'm quite tempted by the yummy dragaonfruit and chai flavours.

  4. October 23, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    Heyyy from your newest follower!

    Oooo delightful! Def need these for my coffee turned musty old wardrobe breath!! Big fan of Holland & Barretts =D

    A wonderful blog you have here. Looking forward to future posts and of course having a nose round the previous!

    Jen xx

    • October 23, 2012 / 10:45 pm

      Hellooooo! Hahaha coffee death breath club! Hope you grabbed a nice cup for the bloggy browse around! 😉

  5. October 23, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    I really want some of these! I'm a fan of anything with green tea in it, I prefer matcha to sensha but these look like they'd be really handy!

    Danny x

    • October 23, 2012 / 10:45 pm

      I bought some matcha from vitalife for baking with, it doesn't brew up very well though, I need a whizzy whisk! I noticed tea pigs started selling it too but it's so damn expensive!!

    • October 23, 2012 / 10:44 pm

      They're worth it if only for the antioxidant poweringsss!
      Thank you!

  6. October 23, 2012 / 11:58 am

    I just spotted you in this week's Look magazine!

    • October 23, 2012 / 10:44 pm

      Hahaha! 🙂