I am desperately craving chocolate tonight! I think it might be because I was just munching on popcorn and I got salt overload that needs to be balanced with sweets, but man I need chocolate! Lol, I had taken out Della Terra’s Swiss Mountain, but I’m not feeling like having black tea this late, so the only other choice was this tea, which I have had for quite some time, it was an Xmas present from my mom the Xmas before this past one. It was my first rooibos, and I liked it back when I had it, we’ll see how it fares now. Oh, and I also downed a mini Coffee Crisp and a chocolate chip cookie while this was steeping haha, sweet craving still not quite satisfied though.

My boyfriend was super surprised when I told him I was making a bagged tea. He actually was like “what??” haha, guess this doesn’t happen that often. I steeped with boiling water for 5 minutes.

The steeped smell is mostly mint, with a hint of chocolate that I am wanting haha. The rooibos smell is there a bit too, but it goes nicely with the blend. It also brewed up really dark for being only 5 minutes.

Mmm this taste is nice and calming tonight, not a whole lot of chocolate, but it will get the job done I think, or at least trick my brain into thinking there’s chocolate there haha. The rooibos is pretty relaxed here, and the sweetness goes very nicely with the refreshing taste of the mint. This is a pretty good tea, albeit mild, but still decent. It’s a good before-bed one when I don’t feel like dealing with infusers and loose leaves and all that.

Overall, a pretty good tea. Could use a bit more chocolate, but ah well, for a caffeine free chocolate tea, it tastes alright. Mmm I’m ready for bed now though :) cozy and sweet.

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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