Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Georgia Tea Company
Rooibos tea with cocoa pieces. Try it also with cream to make a great desert tea!
Learn more about this tisane here.
I had really high hopes for this chocolate flavored rooibos, unfortunately the rooibos in this kind of let me down. Just a little. That’s not to say it’s not a tasty tisane, it is. But, I was hoping for MORE chocolate and less rooibos flavor, and this just didn’t deliver that.
But then, that’s the chocoholic in me. I see the word chocolate, and I get happy. I see the words BELGIAN chocolate and I get very happy. And while this is very rich and deliciously chocolate-y … it’s just not quite as chocolate-y as I would like it to be.
However, as I continue to sip, this tisane starts to redeem itself. I notice the chocolate-y notes – deep, dark chocolate! – becoming stronger while I notice less of the woody tones of the rooibos.
So, chocoholics, don’t despair! Don’t give up on this tisane after the first sip or two! Allow it time to cool slightly, and allow the flavors to develop. It’s definitely worth it. It might be a tad bit disappointing at the start, but, after a few sips, it becomes very decadent and chocolate-y!