80

Ohh my goodness is this ever good. Haha, the dry smell in the bag was very minty chocolate, reminding me of an After Eight..chocolates that I really enjoy. I steeped for 5 and a half minutes again, and was a bit worried, as the initial smell of the water on the leaves was kind of weird, a strange vegetal mint scent..not very nice. But after steeping, it smells like milky, buttery chocolate with mint, very happy it straightened out!

As for the flavor, yeah, this one is just so buttery milk chocolate tasting. And I love mint, so the mint is wonderful in here! Not quite an After Eight, as it’s more herbal tasting, but the peppermint is good and the cacao shines in this blend. I almost like this one a bit more than the original..haha I will have to compare them! Not tonight though, can’t have that much cacao in one day!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Courtney

Cacao is so delish. The Strawberry Cream one is tasty too. :)

MissLena

I had such a hard time choosing which two to get 50g of! That one was very close to making it haha, but I picked the mint instead. I’m sure I will end up ordering some of that one in the future too, I also got a free sample of the vanilla, I imagine it will be just as awesome :D

Courtney

There are pretty amazing. Now I want a cup!

MissB

The vanilla is by far my favorite – just know that it’s a traditional vanilla cacao, which is more spice (like what we know as a mexican hot chocolate here) than vanilla, per say.

Yvonne

I’m considering placing an order eventually for the entire line.

VariaTEA

Yvonne, samples are pretty affordable at just $2.50 so when you do eventually place an order it shouldn’t be TOO costly for you to try them :)

Sil

excited that i can pick some of the original up this weekend without having to buy other stuff to get to the free shipping threshold haha

Yvonne

Wow, that’s quite affordable! Definitely something I’ll consider when I can load up the ol’ Paypal. Heck, not consider…I’ll be doing it :P

Courtney

HI has a shipping threshold Sil?!

Sil

courtney..yeah it’s 5$ flat rate OR free above 50$

Courtney

Well shoot. How did I miss this? Gasp. I just placed an order with them, and I really should’ve just added a few more teas. Ah well, at least now I know.

Sil

Their website isn’t exactly….well designed for news. Haha though this particular item is on the front page lol

Courtney

Ahh yes. When I start to type “herbal…” into my address bar is goes directly to my cart page. I clearly spend far too long contemplating carts on HI.

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Courtney

Cacao is so delish. The Strawberry Cream one is tasty too. :)

MissLena

I had such a hard time choosing which two to get 50g of! That one was very close to making it haha, but I picked the mint instead. I’m sure I will end up ordering some of that one in the future too, I also got a free sample of the vanilla, I imagine it will be just as awesome :D

Courtney

There are pretty amazing. Now I want a cup!

MissB

The vanilla is by far my favorite – just know that it’s a traditional vanilla cacao, which is more spice (like what we know as a mexican hot chocolate here) than vanilla, per say.

Yvonne

I’m considering placing an order eventually for the entire line.

VariaTEA

Yvonne, samples are pretty affordable at just $2.50 so when you do eventually place an order it shouldn’t be TOO costly for you to try them :)

Sil

excited that i can pick some of the original up this weekend without having to buy other stuff to get to the free shipping threshold haha

Yvonne

Wow, that’s quite affordable! Definitely something I’ll consider when I can load up the ol’ Paypal. Heck, not consider…I’ll be doing it :P

Courtney

HI has a shipping threshold Sil?!

Sil

courtney..yeah it’s 5$ flat rate OR free above 50$

Courtney

Well shoot. How did I miss this? Gasp. I just placed an order with them, and I really should’ve just added a few more teas. Ah well, at least now I know.

Sil

Their website isn’t exactly….well designed for news. Haha though this particular item is on the front page lol

Courtney

Ahh yes. When I start to type “herbal…” into my address bar is goes directly to my cart page. I clearly spend far too long contemplating carts on HI.

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Hello all, I am a happily employed electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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