Velvet Tea

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Rooibos Blend
Apple, Cocoa Nibs, Mint, Natural Flavours, Organic Red Rooibos
Creamy, Rooibos
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Caffeine Free
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Arby
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 19 oz / 550 ml

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  • “Backlog: It took me a long time to actually try this, I think that I was jaded by the negative tasting notes here … but I actually enjoyed it. I didn’t taste much chocolate (as in no chocolate)...” Read full tasting note
  • “WHAT IS THIS. This tea is bizarre. And weird. And unnerving. And completely different tasting than it initially suggests. Ugh. The leaves. Well, they smell great! There’s sweet, fruit-like scents,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Confession: I’ve fallen out with flavored rooibos blends. Honeybush tends to be so much better, and when I started all this rooibos didn’t bug me but lately it kind of does. Or maybe I’m just...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks Jaime for sending this to me! It’s been on my wishlist for a while now! This is a strange tisane! First…I will say I DO like this. I like the way it tastes! BUT… It’s weird because it...” Read full tasting note

From Art of Tea

Sweet enticing chocolate swimming in a deep velvety base of organic rooibos and refreshing mint leaves. The perfect answer to a dessert tea. The finish is smooth, complimented with a touch of vanilla.

Water Temperature: 206 F degrees
Caffeine Content: Low
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Mint, Organic Apple, Organic Cacao Nibs, Chocolate, Natural Flavors
Origin: Art of Tea Blend

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Art of Tea is a tea importer and wholesaler based in Los Angeles, California. We hand blend and custom craft the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals. Our teas are carefully selected directly from growers, each one offering a unique story.

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1627 tasting notes

Thank you Caitlin for sending this sample! This one is interesting. I decided to try this tea without looking at the reviews or description. My initial impressions were about appearance. I saw rooibos and chunks of fruit perhaps. The smell was so faint and slightly sweet. Upon steeping, it was a nice red brown color. It tasted sweet but a little tart. I got a warm feeling of vanilla seeping through the mix of sweet and fruit. I really love rooibos and vanilla combinations.

Overall a decent blend. The fruity tartness threw me off but it wasn’t very powerful which was good.

4 min, 15 sec

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714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered boiling 1 cast iron teapot full
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: Wood and chocolate
MilitiaJim: Cake
Steeped Tea Smell: Rooibos, Mint
Flavor: mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, woody
Liquor: Cloudy dark reddish-orange-brown

Swap from Meghann M


Mint, rooibos, none of the chocolate

Luckily I wasn’t expecting much from you tea, because your just managing minty. I mean if i wanted mint tea with a sweet undertone to keep it from being 100% mint, I’d want you. Just not in the mood. Not really impressive.

However very drinkable.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 7 min, weak, still tingly mint


Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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2000 tasting notes

A very strong rooibos with creamy notes of vanilla, cream cheese, and artificial red velvet flavours. I’m not a huge fan of red velvet or cream cheese, so I didn’t enjoy this blend very much. Still, it was nice to try once.

This would be very good as a latte, but it is also drinkable on its own. I’m not sure I would try it cold unless I added something to it, but it’s still a solid blend for those who like plain rooibos and cream cheese flavour.

Flavours: vanilla, rooibos, plain, minerals, dry stems, cream cheese,red velvet, skim milk, creamy

Flavors: Creamy, Rooibos

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 19 OZ / 550 ML

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173 tasting notes

i am not sure how to talk about this tea. it is okay. glad i have no more.

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25 tasting notes

This tea is so well-balanced, it’s difficult to identify any particular flavor. Sure, the mint and cacao can be noted in the dry blend, but when steeped, it’s hard to distinguish. I guess that may mean it’s not a complex cup of tea, and yet it’s delicious. Like that very drinkable wine one sips at a party while mingling, this is a nice dessert tea, and it gets tastier and more interesting with the addition of cream and/or sugar. Yum, yum… yum. I actually will probably never drink it because I don’t like the mouth feel of cream and sugar after I’ve had altered tea, but my friends and guests will adore it; I will keep it stocked for them.

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We just got this tea in our tea lounge and I love, love, love it!!! The combination of the mint and apple, totally set off the cacao nibs, chocolate and vanilla for a very unique flavor.

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