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!