Yesterday morning after reading about peppermint hot chocolate topped with whip cream in Linger, a peppermint hot chocolate was all I really wanted to drink. Even though it has no caffeine in it really. Even though I have no peppermint hot chocolate, only hot chocolate. I started thinking about how to doctor plain hot chocolate with stuff I had around the apartment to get peppermint hot chocolate. First I thought of dropping a soft mint into a cup of hot chocolate and letting it melt. Then I thought of steeping a strong mint green tea bag that I have and using that as some or all of the liquid to make the hot chocolate from. Then I remembered that I have still have this sample left. I don’t actually like mint chocolate as a flavor normally so I’ve been avoiding drinking it. But it is just what I wanted right then. So I was like yes! I have that mint chocolate sample and yes! I actually want to drink it and use some of it up so yes! go drink it now while I’m actually wanting some. So I did.
Since I’ve had this awhile, both the mint and the chocolate are muted and mixed. I actually enjoyed it better that I remember liking it, even if it was not the strong sweet punch of peppermint hot chocolate I had been looking for. I drink both steeps in quick succession. The way this tastes now, I think I’ll be drinking it again soon.
2nd steep: approx 15 mins.