Ummm, the leaves are turning yellow…
And this is the perfect tea for that occassion. A perfect reflection of autumn colors in a tea cup: http://bit.ly/bznuZw
We’re not even sure where to begin with this tea. Honeybush, as we all know, is a mild tasting, naturally caffeine free herb. Our Chocolate Honeybush Tea brings its best foot forward by pairing the honeybush with a hint of chocolate and cream flavors. This tea is great as a standalone tea or when milk and sugar are added. Nothing calorie-free should taste this good.
Chocolate hits me as I open the cute little tin, the tea looks soft and inviting as I measure out 1.5 tsp. This is a really nice way to end the day. Caffeine free goodness in my cup. Nice and delicate chocolate taste. Will gladly repurchase when this sample is done.
Nice choice at night for that chocolate fix. It is not a strong chocolate presence ( if real chocolate is what you are craving, eat some M&M’s) but as far as tea & chocolate blends it is spot on! Nice caffeine free, zero calorie indulgence. The honeybush in this blend smells wonderful, one can almost catch a vanilla-ish wiff, I am guessing this the creaminess peaking out of my cup. I am not a big fan of honeybush or rooibos, but this tea has earned a place in my tea cupboard. My only complaints about SanctuaryT teas are 1. no brewing directions on the tin and 2. the tin is hard to get into…cute but difficult to open and not spill the precious tea inside.
I have two Santuary T teas in my cupboard (Geisha Beauty is my other) and both are keepers!
Here is the link for my published review on It’s All About the Leaf:
I think this may be the first time I’ve had honeybush, but I had high hopes for it – especially for a chocolate, caffeine-free tea!
This tea smells more like a liqueur to me than chocolate or cream, but I like the smell. The tea is extremely smooth and lightly sweet naturally. The chocolate does come through in the taste and overall this is just a very nice tea. I’m not sure if it would fall into the category of “Dessert Tea” for me, but it is definitely a great addition to my late night lineup.
Second infusion is almost better than the first. Less alcoholic smelling, more chocolate. Adding a bit of milk really helps the cream flavors to stand out a bit. Pretty impressive as I generally don’t have good luck re-steeping caffeine free teas.
This tea is just really good! It isn’t too sweet, but it does help to quell any sweet cravings in the evenings. My husband also really loves this tea, even though he doesn’t usually like chocolate. This also re-steeps fairly well for a caffeine-free option.
This was a request from my anti-chocolate husband, go figure. This tea just gets better the longer it is steeped, I may have to restock when I’m through with my sample.
Well I was watching Dexter and completely forgot I was brewing this tea. Luckily, this tea is impossible to overbrew. So after a 45 minute steep I am enjoying a delicious cup of caffeine free chocolate.
This tea was sheer dessert-like badassery. Latte the shit out of it.
I am not a huge fan of chocolate teas, but I had to try this one after a sniff! It smelled less like a chocolate bar, and more like cocoa – and the taste matched! I really enjoyed the fact that I could drink it before going to bed (yay 4 caffeine free Honeybush!). The only criticisms that I have are that the tin is difficult to get into, and I managed to spill about 3 cups worth of the tea when the lid finally did pop off, and there were no brewing instructions included with the tin – and with me being to lazy to go down to the computer I was forced to guess at the temps. But otherwise, a great tea!
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Age of leaf: Unknown; received this as a free sample after a mishap with shipping.
Packaging: simple transparent bag with a thin cardboard top with the company name and the name of the tea.
Aroma of dry leaf: Very aromatic.
Brewing guidelines: In sixteen-OZ ceramic cup with metal basket strainer; stevia added.
……….1st: Just off the boil; 3’
……….2nd: boiling; 5’
Color and aroma of tea liquor: looks like the color of chocolate and smells like chocolate.
Flavor of tea liquor: Tasty, chocolaty, but some flavor in here doesn’t quite go well with the chocolate.
Overall: It’s, OK, but not what I was hoping for. I like their straight rooibos better than this. Still, not a bad tasting tea.
It’s a nice tea, but I didn’t taste any chocolate. I am really disappointed.