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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

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Organic Rooibos, Vanilla, Mint, Chocolate Pieces * Characteristics Energizing, Organic, Caffeine-Free * Flavors Sweet, Minty * Caffeine Content None * Steep Temperature 200˚ * Steep Time 3-5 mins

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INGREDIENTS (below copied & pasted from Persimmon Tree website: www.persimmontreetea.com/rooibos-tea/mint-chocolate-chip-tea.html ):

“Organic Rooibos, Mint, Vanilla, Cocoa Beans, Chocolate Pieces, Apple Pieces, Yogurt, Natural Flavors”

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613 tasting notes

Impressed with how much this smells and tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream (one of my favorite flavors) with some milk. Husband walked into the kitchen while it was steeping and was like “Mmmm! Smells good in here, like mint chocolate chip ice cream—where is it??” and was surprised when I explained it was tea. A very nice dessert option.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It is yum!

This is excellent! If you like chocolate mint… you really should try this one. Even if you don’t like rooibos… you should try this one. I don’t taste much from the rooibos, but what I do taste is the chocolate and the mint and it is flavored so well! The chocolate is stronger than the mint (as well it should be, says this chocoholic), and the vanilla undertones provide a really nice, creamy accent to these flavors. This is so good. So very very good.

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It’s strange, in an interesting way — I got a nice little Persimmon Tree sample package (thanks much, Starfevre!) labelled “Vanilla Berry Truffle”, but the tea inside is actually this one, “Mint Chocolate Chip”.

I’m certain of that, because it has none of the ingredients of the former (no white chocolate, no black currants, no hibiscus) — but it does smell of mint, it has big chunks of dark chocolate. And, as a few people here have noticed, it also has those pieces of apple which aren’t listed in the ingredients (at least not here on this page, I mean, and I don’t have the correct package to refer to).
(P.S. just updated the ingredients, from Persimmon Tree website)

Anyhow… that’s all good, because I’m pretty sure I’d prefer the Mint Choocolate Chip Rooibos, to the other one. (White chocolate isn’t something I’d reach for.)

So, the tea. I really like it. It’s nice and smooth, the mint is not too strong, the apple adds a nice hint of fruit. But I wish it tasted more of chocolate. Although I steeped it for 9 minutes in boiling water, a lot of the chocolate pieces didn’t melt. I think it would be perfect with some added chocolate syrup.

I added sugar and a little skim milk.
(Oops, I wonder why it says steep at 200F for 3-5 mins? I guess I overdid it. :-)
I have enough for another cup, so I’ll try it again the “right” way.)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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This was my first experience with rooibus. Having read of its medicinal flavor, I thought coupling it with my absolute most favorite icecream flavors might be a good way to start.

When I opened the package I was thrilled with the dominant and familiar scents of mint and chocolate but a little put off by the unfamiliar aromatic background offered by the rooibus – but I was determined to persist.

I continued by preparing the liquid by following the recommended steeping directions precisely (1-2tsp, 200degF, 3-5 min) using a stainless steel tea infuser with my favorite ceramic mug. Except for the aromatic, the scent was strongly reminiscent of my favorite icecream and I began to sip with some enthusiasm – for a bit.

Although I enjoyed the flavor initially – the mint chocolate was component was perfect – but the aromatic background from the rooibus became tiresome rather quickly – as did the the somewhat chalky mouthfeel.

I guess I will need to experiment a bit with flavors and and steeping conditions. Perhaps in my enthusiasm for the minted chocolate flavor I oversteeped the tea. I guess I will need to get more sample to investigate.

I guess for me, rooibus based beverages may eventually fall into the “aquired taste” category as I definitely had the sense of possibility – and the prospect of a naturally caffeine-free hot night time beverage is still attractive.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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254 tasting notes

It’s been a long, looong time since I’ve last posted on here. Let’s just say that life and school have been crazy, but I’m trying to get all my various responsibilities back in check. One of those responsibilities was reviewing this tea. The Persimmon Tree was kind enough to send me a tin in September, so I’m glad I was able to make this happen.

It’s a caffeine free, organic rooibos but the caramel notes I usually get from rooibos blends are far, far in the background here. This tastes like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream… the kind of flavor you get at the end of the bowl. The chocolate is somewhat understated, but it doesn’t let itself be forgotten, either.

You can see pictures here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2014/11/mint-chocolate-chip-rooibos-by.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
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49 tasting notes

First Sip Thought: “Chocolate dream!”

Smell: First scent I noticed was…….ALL OF THEM! This tea is very well balanced with flavours. The vanilla, chocolate/cocoa, and mint were instant upon opening the packaging and even during steep. A sweet and tantalizing aroma to enjoy.

Taste: The tea itself looks beautiful with the chocolate pieces, cocoa beans, etc. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! I love chocolate and I love mint. When you put those together you have the best flavour in the world….unless it’s not done right. Luckily, The Persimmon Tree nailed it with this tea. I’m someone who loves steeping mint tea into my hot chocolate because I just need that combination of goodness. I feel as if I no longer have to do that because this tea is even better than that. This tea is much more creamier, and well balanced. It’s very decadent that you really do feel like you’re indulging in some sort of dessert. If you decide to try this blend, I would suggest you give it a try as a tea latte too. Overall it is a very smooth, refreshing and quite energizing Rooibos dessert tea.

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Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Ugh, I couldn’t finish my mug. I used boiling water, steeped for 4 minutes and adding some skim milk (and even added a couple chocolate chips to the mix). Just not good. I don’t know what it is, but the mint is incredibly overpowering. I didn’t get any chocolate even with my add-ins. I dumped the rest of my mug.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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