Mint Cacao Tea

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Herbal Tea
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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 25 oz / 739 ml

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  • “yep...still prefer just plain ol' cacao from HI...though HI's customer service and communication with their customers is so awful, it's hard to justify either. I'm actively looking for an...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5049 tasting notes
  • “Fairly tasty chocolate mint tea, pretty much like mint hot chocolate. Yummers. The mint, however, covers up some of the chocolate goodness, so it's not as obviously a better chocolate flavour...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2354 tasting notes
  • “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,...” Read full tasting note
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    misslena1221 944 tasting notes
  • “Woah! I like this! I actually prefer the straight Tisano cacao over the herbal infusions one, maybe cause I overleaf that one like mad since I can get it free overnight on amazon (Herbal infusions...” Read full tasting note
    TastyBrew 361 tasting notes

From Herbal Infusions

A Mint and Cacao infusion that blends premium organic cacao shells and 2nd flush organic peppermint leaves.

Experience the rich, velvety aroma and taste of premium dark chocolate without the calories, caffeine, or fat! Cacao tea (aka Chocolate Tea) contains hundreds of natural compounds including theobromine (aids in focus and concentration) and antioxidants.

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18 Tasting Notes

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5049 tasting notes

yep…still prefer just plain ol’ cacao from HI…though HI’s customer service and communication with their customers is so awful, it’s hard to justify either. I’m actively looking for an alternative to their cacao as a result. this one is mint and chocolate but it’s watery and wimpy. so meh. even after a 15 min steep

LiberTEAS

Hey … try Tisano! I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually got their cacao from Tisano. http://tisano.com/shop/tea/cacao-tea-04oz/

VariaTEA

Perhaps the mojito or mint crio bru would be a good alternative for this one?

Sil

i’ll have to check it out – i know they’ source their shells from a local place here in toronto but maybe tisano would be better :)

Cavocorax

You know, I never heard ANYTHING from them. ZERO communication through that entire thing. I’m hoping the crio bru is a good alternative! The first sample I had was amazing, but the second cup was difficult to strain – my filter clogged right up and I couldn’t get my liquid out – ended up with half a cup instead of a full one. So, that needs work. (Aside from that, I love how chocolately it is!)

OMGsrsly

I unsubscribed from their mailing list so I wouldn’t be tempted. That is so not cool.

Sil

maybe one/some of us can try tisano and split something

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2354 tasting notes

Fairly tasty chocolate mint tea, pretty much like mint hot chocolate. Yummers. The mint, however, covers up some of the chocolate goodness, so it’s not as obviously a better chocolate flavour than… chocolate flavour in other mint chocolate blends, so I’d be torn as to whether I’d want something like this when I could have a more easily obtainable mint chocolate rooibos. That said, there is definitely no funky rooibos flavour, which is a plus. I suppose, however, that this may not be caffeine-free, since chocolate does contain caffeine?

Thanks for letting me sample this one as well, Indigobloom!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Apparently since this is just the shell, there are only trace amounts. They had it tested! :P

Kittenna

Cool! Not that it matters particularly to me, but it might to someone else!

Indigobloom

It does to me, I can never sleep after a caffeinated cuppa. Plus it’s lighter so takes up less weight in my travel case (yes, this is going on vacation with me, when I go haha)

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944 tasting notes

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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Woah! I like this! I actually prefer the straight Tisano cacao over the herbal infusions one, maybe cause I overleaf that one like mad since I can get it free overnight on amazon (Herbal infusions seems to take awhile). BUT… I definitely prefer this mint cacao over the Tisano one. That one is wayyyyyyyyy too minty. This one is perfect! Just enough mint to give a nice flavor but not enough to drown out the chocolate. A nice after dinner treat. I dumped my whole sample into the mug as I like to seriously overleaf the cacao teas. Glad I did. Very full and rich.

Sil

HI has a few issues going on it seems…..I try to pick stuff up in person to avoid the awful delays

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1144 tasting notes

Note: I really wish tea companies, especially those with unusual offerings such as this one, provided some form of steeping suggestions. I’m sending a note to Dan now to ask him if they can both put some on the website, and offer me some as well to post here. I have the same complaint with 52 Teas, BTW.. and the only complaints I have.

Onto the tea! I was surprised at just how much cacao there is in here. Amazing, beautiful and delicious (yes, I tasted some). It smells like rich chocolate (as it should, it is!) and steeps up smelling similarly with a hint of mint.

Straight, I get mint first (very lightly) followed by cocoa. It’s dry like a dry red wine the cacao, and I really like it. I want more. I also want to sweeten it though, because that’s what everyone seems to say is how this should be enjoyed. And so, I do.

As I mix in the Truvia, the smell of cacao wafts up yet again. YUM. It smells like a very dark hot chocolate, and now tastes like it too. The mint has almost completely disappeared unfortunately, which is a shame – but I just add my own mint next time. I have a lovely Arabian Mint I’ve been waiting to use just for something like this.

I could easily drink this nightly. I’ll surely become an enabler of this tea now too. It would’ve gotten a higher rating if the mint stayed present in the cup (and was more present from the start), and if there were better steeping instructions. For future reference: overleaf and oversteep.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Yay!! Some of this is on its way to me as we speak. I am excited to try it out when it arrives and am definitely glad to see you enjoyed it :)

MissB

This is SOOO good. I had my reservations, even though so many folks have shared how much they love it. This (well, likely the plain Cacao) will be a staple in my cupboard. I hope it gets there soon! This order took over a month to find it’s way to me.

OMGsrsly

I’m so excited because I think I’m getting the strawberry. I know you can’t have it, but I LOVE strawberries.

MissB

Oh, I love strawberries. It’s a one-way love/hate relationship, unfortunately. I hope it’s amazing, I can see how it would taste like strawberry cocoa.

VariaTEA

The strawberry cscao was my motivation for placing my black friday order!! I am excited to try all the cacao teas – I got samples of this and the vanilla and then I got 50 g of the plain because I assumed I would be a fan. Hopefully I am right. And I do hope my order arrives before Wednesday or I won’t get to try any of it until I return in the New Year.

OMGsrsly

Mine shipped (I got the notice today) and tracking says I’ll get it Wednesday. Since I’m on the other side of the country, you should get it sooner!

VariaTEA

haha mine is in transit in Mississauga. I assume it should be here soon enough. I am also waiting for my Della Terra order which shipped a while ago but still has not shown up :(

VariaTEA

I lied. I just checked shipping and it has been processed in Montreal. Hopefully that means I will have it Monday.

Cavocorax

I can’t wait to try this.
I wonder though, what’s the difference between this tisane and hot chocolate? We are venturing out if tea territory…

yyz

I’m guess hot chocolate is kind of like matcha in that you drink the ground cocoa. Hot chocolate can be a wonderfully diverse thing.

My top hot chocolate experiences:
Chocolat a l’ancienne in Montpellier, France ( melted chocolate with cream on the side)
when my cousin’s boyfriend made Mexican hot chocolate with whipping cream by mistake ( it was more like a mousse)
Hot chocolate and chilli at the Chocolate festival in Bologna.

OMGsrsly

This is shells, Cavo. Hot chocolate is cocoa powder, which is defatted and processed beans. :D #geek

OMGsrsly

You’re making me crave hot chocolate, yyz. The good stuff made of melted chocolate and cream.

yyz

It was really a amazing.. So much so that it was on the must do list of my hostel room mate who had worked as an Au Pair there 5 years before.

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VariaTEA gave me a sample of this and I dumped the entire thing into my mason jar! OH YEAH. This is a mason jar tea. I let it steep for 10 minutes and added milk and it is pretty delicious.

Still a little thin, but, it’s not an actual hot chocolate so I’ll do the best with what i have. And this is enjoyable. Not sure I’d want 100g of it, but maybe 50. Thanks for letting me steal your sample!!!

(And I had better get off to bed. I’ll regret staying up in 6.5 hours. DOH)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 5 tsp 25 OZ / 739 ML

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1314 tasting notes

Just a quick note before I crash.
This required FAR too much sugar to make it chocolatey. The mint seriously dominated. Milk helped a little.
I much prefer the regular, non minty version. Oh well I need to experiment!
That said, it was pretty tasty. Only my comparison to the amazing regular cacao tea makes this one pale.
I really enjoyed the mint and chocolate combo, I just feel that the reg version has more depth.

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477 tasting notes

I used 1 tablespoon (emptied triangular pyramid bag unit) for 188 ml of water.

Brewed tea has a chocolatey richness to the aroma with the mint in the background.

On the sip I getting primarily a mint flavour with the chocolate in the background. The mint flavour is found near the front of the sip which disappears into the chocolate taste near the end. The immediate chocolate aftertaste is rich and reminds me of a thick hot chocolate.

Thank you to Indigobloom for passing on a couple of bags of this tisane to me!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Did you see my review, the other one was much better. I love mint so was 100% sure I’d adore this!

Raritea

Maybe I also need to try the other one! I was really hoping that the richness in the scent would translate more to the flavour.

Indigobloom

heh, imagine my shock when the other one did give the flavour and this one didn’t… I was perplexed :S

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506 tasting notes

.Had this tonight with just a bit of sugar to sweeten. Amazing!! The chocolate from the cacao is there but the mint is also present. I felt like I was drinking a liquid mint chocolate bar. I have been very impressed with these cacao teas, they steep beautifully and really capture that chocolate taste. I am looking forward to trying the other flavours available!

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274 tasting notes

This is pretty damn delicious. It’s pretty much as advertised – it’s a peppermint chocolate tea. And it tastes GOOD. I will definitely need to get more of this once my sample pack runs out.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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