2085 Tasting Notes
I love that this blend uses marshmallow leaf it’s such an underutilized herb. I’ve always used it for soothing sore throats and heartburn, but it works great for upset stomachs as well and boy do I have an upset stomach today. The combination of marshmallow leaf and peppermint is doing wonders to make me feel better, I just wish I had remembered I had some of this left when I started feeling sick a few days ago.
The dry leaf of this tea smells just like a York peppermint patty, although since the chocolate chips don’t melt all the way, it doesn’t quite taste as chocolatey as one. I don’t mind that though, since I wanted more of a soothing herbal tea than a dessert tea. I’ll have to make sure to reorder this next time I place an order with Butiki. Apparently I’ve been drinking this one and not logging it, because I only had enough leaf left for 4 cups.
This tea has a very pretty shimmer to it that is easily noticeable if you’re using a glass cup like I did this morning. Unfortunately my ability to appreciate the tea stops there. I bought this back before I discovered that I didn’t really care for Della Terra’s chocolate flavoring and unfortunately I have a 2oz package of a tea I don’t really care for (which is what I get for blindly buying teas when they were 60% off.) It’s going to end up in the next travelling tea box I take part in just so it doesn’t go to waste, it definitely isn’t my cup of tea, hopefully someone else enjoys it more than me.
Like many of Della Terra’s chocolate teas, the flavor tastes heavily of a chocolate flavoring that falls pretty short of genuine chocolate flavor. It leaves an oily residue on everything it touches which means after drinking it I have to scrub everything at least twice before switching teas. I find it a bit annoying which is why I’ve given up on finding a chocolate tea from them that I’ll enjoy. The heavy chocolate flavor also obscures some of the additional flavors in the tea. I can pick out the rose, but the cherry flavor doesn’t come out at all.