I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this tea, chocolate teas and I, for the most part, don’t get along. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when I decided this was one of my favorite chocolate teas to date. It reminds me a lot of those chocolate mints you get after dinner at a lot of restaurants, I love those things! The combinations of vanilla and yogurt give the tea a smooth, almost melts in your mouth feeling, just like the chocolate mint have. The flavor of the rooibos gets hidden behind all of the flavorings (and there are a lot of flavors going on here other than just chocolate and mint.) The apple pieces in the blend were rather unexpected, but the do lend a tiny bit of flavor that hides out in the background. My only real complaint about this tea is that there is an oil slick at the top that is really unappealing looking, I know it is likely from the yogurt, but I still hate seeing it.

It took me a while to hit on a tea from the Persimmon Tree that I really loved, but I’m glad I finally did. I guess now I’ll have to do a sample sipdown on all of the samples I ordered on Black Friday and see which others I want to reorder.

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this was one of my favs when i first started drinking in terms of chocolate mint teas :)

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this was one of my favs when i first started drinking in terms of chocolate mint teas :)

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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