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.)