Cacao Mint Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Black Teas, Cocoa, Coconut, Peppermint
Flavors
Chocolate, Peppermint, Cocoa
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Michelle Szetela
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This really hits the spot today. I needed a faux dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth - and this was the answer! I love the hint of vanilla and hazelnut, the powerful chocolate kick and the mint...” Read full tasting note
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    tea-slinger 576 tasting notes
  • “Want to make this actually taste like chocolate? Add a teaspoon of hot cocoa mix. Awww yeah. You don't lose out on the mint either, but I bet a mint hot cocoa mix would be even better! Sadly I...” Read full tasting note
    pandamanda 1195 tasting notes
  • “i actually hit a sale!! i am renowned for missing them, lol. exams begin next week. sounds like i may be having surgery done on at least one eye as early as tomorrow..... remember how i...” Read full tasting note
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    JustJames 376 tasting notes
  • “Amazingly enough, this is the first Teavana blend I've tried! I think I have a few other samples floating around, but I got this in my envelop from *Amanada* which was just packed with goodies. I...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes

From Teavana

Decadent childhood confections echo in this dessert-inspired concoction of mint chocolate wonder. Refreshing peppermint compliments creamy cocoa pieces for a rich treat to enjoy day or night.

Full-bodied cocoa infusion with minty undertones.

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Finishing off a sample of this one I got in a swap a while back :)

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The Cacao Mint black tea from Teavana is definitely a pleasing flavor combination. Though, I feel it would be hard to go ‘wrong’ with a simple chocolate and mint black tea.

My fiancé prepared this with dinner tonight, and while the mint aroma is definitely not as strong as the Moroccan Mint tea from MarketSpice, it still manages to overthrow any competing fragrances from, say, a savory ravioli dinner.

I enjoy this tea, it is one of the black teas from Teavana that I am happiest with. The mint is the most apparent flavoring, with just a hint of chocolate in the background, less noticeable than the black tea itself. It’s soothing and mellow, as any self-respecting mint tea should be.

It does taste a little on the extract-y side, as opposed to tasting more like a natural mint addition to the tea. It’s funny that I didn’t experience this with our first few pots of this tea, several weeks ago. Whether it’s a change in the tea itself, or a change in my own personal tastes, I couldn’t say. I could be growing into more of a tea-snob by the minute ;)

At any rate, this is a solid tea, one that I could see adorning anyone’s tea cabinet as a standby crowd pleaser. However, I think I have some additional Chocolate Mint teas to buy before I decide that the Teavana premium on this tea is worth it. Teavana sells this for $6.80/2 oz, while MarketSpice runs it at about $2.40/2 oz, for example. Though I can’t offer a comparative review the one from MarketSpice… yet!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Fantastic blend! I was very impressed with a seemingly perfect balance between the chocolate and mint, while offering an undertone of hazelnut to balance the overall flavor of the tea. Perfect for after a meal. Suuuuuuuper curious about 2nd and 3rd infusions.

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This smells great, like peppermint hot chocolate. The flavour is sweet minty chocolate. So far, I like this best from Teavana.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Why did this tea have soy lecithin when other teas from Teavana like MateVana don’t? I have no idea.

I did manage to enjoy a cup or two, since soy lecithin, at least for me, isn’t as bad as a reaction like let’s say… Tofu. The majority of the allergens happen to be in the protein, at least. (I’m sensitive/intolerant and not severely allergic however.)

It probably should have been called “Mint Cacao Black” instead of “Cacao Mint Black” because the mint just wants to love you and shove the chocolate-ness aside. But the mint doesn’t completely overpower the whole thing, and it tries to get along with the other flavors in this tea. It’s probably more-than-perfect for autumn, not something I would really enjoy in the summer. It’s also surprisingly calm for a black tea. Most black teas have a wakening effect on me and this seemed to have the near-opposite.

Overall: Good mint-ish tea.

For something more chocolate-y I would head towards JavaVana or Matevana

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Second steep and still the same refreshing minty goodness with the balanced chocolaty taste. Cheers to a long weekend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I had a very good cup of this at a friend’s house before watching Christmas Story for the first time. Made for a lovely afternoon!

gmathis

I can’t hear anybody mention A Christmas Story without grinning. Hope you liked it!

takgoti

That is the reason why my friend got his tongue stuck to a flagpole when we were seven. My brother and I also re-enacted the hilariously offensive Christmas carols sung at the Chinese restaurant for years after we saw that movie for the first time. Sounds like a lovely afternoon indeed! Though hopefully without any tongue meeting cold metal incidents. Or BB gun incidents, for that matter.

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I believe I got this tea from the Traveling Tea Box Pass B!

This smells like mint! This tea brewed dark brown. The scent was mint chocolate. The flavor was strong even though it has been in a plastic ziplock bag. Delicious! The blend is a good one! It has a hint of hazelnut and dark chocolate. With the mint mixed in, it tastes like Trader Joes’ Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix. Delicious! I added sugar and milk to it, which is great. The mint is a little too strong though.

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Oh my, big thank you to momo for giving me this idea.

Tea_bird Cacao Bliss:

1/3 cup of 1% milk
1/3 package of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate mix
1.5 tsp of tea

Heat milk. Add mix to milk. Steep tea in 12oz of 195F water for 2.5 min. Add tea to milk. Find a comfy couch with your fav Netflix episodes with a warm fleece blanket. Sip and enjoy!

Wonderful, simply wonderful.
Smiles from this are totally worth being wide awake at bedtime.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I like this quite a bit! It tastes like one of those Andes mints. It reminds me of my childhood we would go to a place called pickadeli (sp?) and at the end they gave you an Andes mint. Love this tea!

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