Mint Chocolate Twirl from Tea, Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea, Oh!

Product Description:

A lively mint and chocolate blend perfect for after dinner.

Taster’s Review:

This is a delicious mint chocolate tea.  And while I cannot think of a mint chocolate tea that I haven’t enjoyed, I think what makes this one so spectacular is that the chocolate note is very well-defined.  This chocoholic is quite happy at the moment!

The black tea base is strong without being overwhelming.  I suspect it is a black Ceylon tea because it is quite smooth and brisk while not interfering with the other flavors.

The mint is crisp and cool and presents a nice contrast to the creamy, sweet chocolate flavor in this tea.  Overall, this is a bit like a “Thin Mint” cookie in a teacup!  YUMMY!  (I miss Girl Scout cookies already!)

There is a bit of astringency to this cup, and while I don’t normally mind astringency in a tea (and in some teas I celebrate the astringency!), with this particular one, I kind of find myself wishing it wasn’t there.  I am not saying that the astringency is bothersome, however, it would make for a much smoother experience without it.  So, I guess if I am to offer any criticism about this tea, it would be that I’d rather the astringency not be there.

However, as I continue to sip, the astringency seems to smooth out a bit, and is less noticeable.  Perhaps I am getting used to it, or perhaps the chocolate and mint flavors have developed enough so that the astringency is not as pronounced.  Either way, I like it more now that I am at mid-cup than I did at the start.

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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