Mint Cacao Tea from Tisano

MintcacaoTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Tisano

Tisane Description:

Tisano is redefining mint-chocolate. Our CACAO MINT TEA is pure and simple, we take our signature CACAO TEA and artisanally blend it with organic Egyptian peppermint, creating a rich yet refreshing chocolate experience that lingers on your lips. Great for early morning or as an after dinner delight.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:


Yeah, I say that a lot.  That’s because I’m surrounded by so much delicious tea!  And this … is not so much “tea” as it is a chocolate tisane, but, without getting technical, I’ll just say that I’m really enjoying this Mint Cacao Tea from Tisano!  It’s so yummy!

Every time I lift my teacup to my lips, I’m greeted with a strong aroma of CHOCOLATE!  That smell gets my taste buds all excited for what they’re about to experience – a deliciously decadent, sinful taste of dark chocolate and crisp, cool peppermint.  Sweet, just a little bit bitter (as in bittersweet chocolate), and minty.  So good!

The combination of chocolate and peppermint is a classic one, and Tisano has taken this classic combination and created a really delectable “tea” that can be steeped in water or if you really want to go for the gusto, you might try steeping it in hot milk.  Personally, I don’t like steeping tea in milk because it makes a mess.  I like my tea brewing experience to be as carefree as possible, and this means the less mess, the better.  But if you do choose to steep it in milk, I think you’ll be rewarded with a very satisfyingly rich, “hot cocoa” kind of cup.

Me, I steep it in hot water – 195°F to be exact.  This tends to be my go-to temperature setting for tisanes, as I find the slightly lower than boiling temperature works best to extract the best flavor from herbs.  I let it steep for 12 minutes as there are no Camellia Sinensis leaves in this – so I don’t have to worry about oversteeping or tannins.  Rather than just 1 tsp. of dry leaf for 12 ounces of hot water, I go with 2 tsp. because the way I see it, more chocolate = better.  These parameters produce a very flavorful cuppa that satisfies this chocoholic when the chocolate cravings set in.  It’s a little like a thinned hot cocoa that’s full of dark chocolate flavor with a refreshing note of mint.

And even though this is not a true “tea” – this beverage definitely brings a smile to my face.   It’s sweet and chocolate-y and just … oh-so-good!!!

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