drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
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When I was in A Southern Season recently, I looked for a tea to buy youngest as a gift. She had just finished the tin of Chocolate Tea from Harney and lamented its passing, but they didn’t have it so I got this, completely forgetting that we have had it before.

To be fair – I don’t care for minty tea except on occasion, and I am not the biggest fan of chocolate and mint. I like York Patties but I haven’t bought them in years because I just don’t think of them. So when I had my first cup of this I remembered that I bought once before and ended up giving it away. Youngest thought it was meh at first but then said it grew on her.

A big problem is that my hubby thinks that this tea and Florence smell like mildew, and the sad fact is…it does. And the smell spreads through the whole house.

Youngest was trying to drink it all up, but I think it is going to have to go away tomorrow.
I don’t know why the plain chocolate tea doesn’t smell this strongly to me, but it took forever to finish it. Marie Belle was a better chocolate tea in my opinion, so even though I am a big Harney cheerleader, this one doesn’t do it for me.

When I drink it, I feel like I am having watered down tea with chocolate flavor and too much mint. The chocolate aroma is there but the taste doesn’t thrill me.

Maybe it is tons better for people who add milk and sugar. That may be what it takes to really enjoy this blend.

Fjellrev

Oh weird, I’m going to pay more attention next time I have this to see if I get the mildew smell from it.

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Fjellrev

Oh weird, I’m going to pay more attention next time I have this to see if I get the mildew smell from it.

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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