The secret of this tea for me is TONS of milk. I’m talking…double the amount of milk to the amount of brewed tea. I don’t really bother with a latte as I find for whatever reason this blend eliminates my foam anyway. Maybe I’m not foaming it enough to stand up to the oils of this tea?
Either way – this one is rather difficult to brew. When chocolate is included in a blend I think it needs to be closer to boiling in order to melt, but when mint is in a blend I know too hot and you really risk embittering the leaves. When I’ve done it too hot and for too long, there is an overwhelming ‘chemical’ taste like others have described. So I brew it for about 4 minutes at a little less than near boiling, then drown it in milk. ;)
If treated with kid gloves like that, and a little luck, it’ll taste like a weak minty hot chocolate – no weird chemical after taste. It just needs a lot of milk – is it worth it? Well, not really. I’ll be able to get through my stash but I’d not repurchase.
Flavors: Alcohol, Chocolate, Grass, Mint, Sweet