Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: TeaScapes
This rich full-bodied tea brews to a reddish orange liquor. The chocolate pieces create a creamy taste and the mint is bright and refreshing. This Chocolate Mint Rooibos tea can be consumed both as a hot beverage and as an iced drink.
Yum! This is good stuff!
The aroma is delicious – very minty, but with a nice chocolate-y scent too. I can also smell the rooibos … which smells like, well, like rooibos.
I am happy that I can’t really taste the rooibos, though. Perhaps a faint nutty flavor or woody flavor here and there, but nothing very pronounced or strong. As I am not particularly fond of the flavor of unflavored, oxidized rooibos, I find the lack of rooibos flavor here to be a good thing.
The strongest flavor is the mint. The taste is clean and crisp, just like I’d expect from a strong minty taste.
But before it has a chance to be TOO minty, the chocolate notes hit the palate. Mmm! Chocolate! The chocolate is a milk chocolate-y kind of taste. It is not as strong as I personally would like it to be (but then, I always say that about chocolate), but there is a good amount. The result is a tisane that tastes a bit like a mint chocolate chip ice cream (well, except for the fact that this is hot!)
The finish is minty fresh with just a whisper of chocolate. This would be a great low-calorie, low-fat, caffeine-free dessert substitute! Delicious!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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