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drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
302 tasting notes

Last weekend I had a craving for chocolate. I searched the tea drawer in vain not believing that I didn’t already own a chocolate tea… not that I ever remember ordering one. So, Monday morning I did A LOT of research into the best non-caffeinated chocolate teas out there and decided that this one must be it. I placed an order Monday morning and it arrived at my PO box on Weds morning!

On to the tea… everything about this tea is amazing and exactly what I wanted in a chocolaty dessert tea. The smell in the bag was like I’d opened up a tin of hot cocoa mix. The rooibos is mixed with large chunky bits of cacao husks and is quite interesting to look at. You rooibos haters stay with me. I didn’t taste any rooibos in this tea. I tasted a thin hot cocoa. I say thin because it’s tea… not a comment on flavor. The chocolate was nice and deep. The whole house smelled like hot cocoa. I think if I’d added some soy creamer to it, it would have had a thicker mouth feel, but it didn’t need it. This tea only held up for one steeping, but that is generally what I expect from Rooibos, so I was not disappointed. If you want chocolate, and nothing else, this is your tea.

I love hot cocoa and never drink it because I can’t take those kind of calories on a daily basis… so usually the hot cocoa comes out for the first snowstorm of the season. Now, I’ll bring out the Choco*late (and a lot more often than the cocoa came out of the pantry).

If you think it sounds like I am in love, you might just be right. ❤ I think this is the first 100 I’ve given out. It’ll be interesting to see if that opinion holds over a few cups.

Sweetened with a bit of agave nectar. 2 heaping tsp to 12 oz.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

When I finish my chocolatey rooiboses, this one is getting bought!!

mpierce87

I may have to look into this one. Yay for non-woody rooibos!

Kristin

Do it! :)

Rabs

Hooray for your first perfect score!!!!!

Kristin

Yeah, I liked it so much that I think this is the first time I’ve ever tried to re-steep a rooibos (since I’ve always assumed it wouldn’t work). I wanted more and I wanted to figure out how to make this tea last forever.

TeaEqualsBliss

This sounds amazing!

Kristin

I hope everyone likes it as much as I do or I will feel bad for making everyone want it!

TeaEqualsBliss

teahee!!! :P
I’m sure it’s great!!!

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JacquelineM

When I finish my chocolatey rooiboses, this one is getting bought!!

mpierce87

I may have to look into this one. Yay for non-woody rooibos!

Kristin

Do it! :)

Rabs

Hooray for your first perfect score!!!!!

Kristin

Yeah, I liked it so much that I think this is the first time I’ve ever tried to re-steep a rooibos (since I’ve always assumed it wouldn’t work). I wanted more and I wanted to figure out how to make this tea last forever.

TeaEqualsBliss

This sounds amazing!

Kristin

I hope everyone likes it as much as I do or I will feel bad for making everyone want it!

TeaEqualsBliss

teahee!!! :P
I’m sure it’s great!!!

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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