Mint Choc Rooibos

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cacao, Dark Chocolate, Herbaceous, Mint, Musty, Peppermint, Rooibos, Wood, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cream, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Espresso, Nuts, Tobacco, Vanilla, Honey
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “This is one of the best mint chocolate rooibos blends I’ve tried. The dry mix smells just like an after eight, and is really lovely to look at. There are cocoa shells a-pleanty, little dark...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A sipdown, and a happy one at that. I overleafed considerably just to make this a sipdown, and yet still got nothing out of the brew. I ended up dumping the cup after a few sips, I just couldn’t...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this sample from Bluebird Tea Co! I couldn’t wait to try out their teas, but it was later in the day, so I decided to go for one of the caffeine free samples. I have to caveat this with the...” Read full tasting note
  • “I didn’t get a chance to drink much of this sample that Bluebird Tea Co. provided, but what I did taste was right up to par with other chocolate mint rooibos blends I’ve tried. I got sweet...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

If you love your hot chocolates then this one is for you. Creamy and chocolaty and no calories, what could be better?! Plus, mint is a bit of a super herb. It’s been around for yonks, is great for you and it’s good with everything from potatoes to chocolate! Respect to ya Mr Mint! Add in real chunks of chocolate and this is a super tea indeed.

Ingredients
Rooibos, cocoa shells. cocoa nibs, peppermint, vanilla pieces, natural flavouring.

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21 Tasting Notes

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2238 tasting notes

This is one of the best mint chocolate rooibos blends I’ve tried. The dry mix smells just like an after eight, and is really lovely to look at. There are cocoa shells a-pleanty, little dark chocolate hearts, and, of course, rooibos interspersed with a generous quantity of peppermint leaves. I brewed it for about four minutes, and added a little milk.

The initial sip tastes just like mint chocolate — like a mint aero, or even mint hot chocolate. The rooibos stays firmly in the background, but adds a nice earthy complement to the aftertaste. I suspect the milk has made this creamier than it otherwise would be, but it suits this tea well. I’ll try it without milk at some point in the future, but today is not that day.

If you like mint chocolate, this really is a must try. It’s a beautiful blend, strongly flavoured, and perfectly executed. I haven’t loved all of the blends I’ve tried from Bluebird, but this one is a definite winner with me. Divine!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Starfevre

A mint aero? Really? I haven’t had one of those in forever.

Scheherazade

That’s what it tastes like to me! I thought it reminded me of something, and then it came to me while I was staring longingly into the vending machine the other day. This is doubtless much better for me :)

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1497 tasting notes

A sipdown, and a happy one at that. I overleafed considerably just to make this a sipdown, and yet still got nothing out of the brew. I ended up dumping the cup after a few sips, I just couldn’t get anything out of it that made me think anything but rooibos. Zero mint, or chocolate, just rooibos. Lowering my rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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818 tasting notes

Got this sample from Bluebird Tea Co! I couldn’t wait to try out their teas, but it was later in the day, so I decided to go for one of the caffeine free samples. I have to caveat this with the fact that I’m not a big fan of mint. Minty teas are great for when I’m not feeling well, but for pleasure….eh. So, I can’t compare this to any other mint chocolate rooibos teas, because I’ve never had one before. The dry leaf has these really cute little chocolate hearts in it. I steeped it for 5 minutes and decided after one sip to add a little sugar. Well, the mint definitely overpowered the rooibos, so if you don’t like the medicinal taste of rooibos, no worries! Overall, it was enjoyable, but I would have liked more chocolate. I think those who like mint teas will it enjoy it though.

TastyBrew

I missed out on their sample promo. Did you get the fireside toffee? I’m so curious about it. What ones did you get?

Tealizzy

Bummer! Ya, it’s called bonfire toffee. I also got love potion, earl’s paradise, and pandalicious liquorice as samples…but they’re only one cup samples. I bought a full bag of Vicky’s sponge cake…had it this morning, but I’m still deciding what I think about it, so didn’t log it. Plan on drinking a few more of these tomorrow since I’m working from home!

TastyBrew

Let me know about the toffee one. I’ve come close to ordering it several times but am scared it’ll be too smokey. I don’t like smokey. Love roasty though… I’ll wait to hear your comments before i order.

Tealizzy

I’m with you on that! I’ll let you know!

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1078 tasting notes

I didn’t get a chance to drink much of this sample that Bluebird Tea Co. provided, but what I did taste was right up to par with other chocolate mint rooibos blends I’ve tried. I got sweet peppermint, then rooibos, with a little chocolate mixing throughout. My mother stole the rest of the mug, and she told me “it was delicious” while sipping away, so there’s that recommendation! :)

Edit: upon finishing the cup my mother stated again that it was “a very delicious tea” and asked me if I had more hidden anywhere. Definitely a big fan.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

I can’t wait for my samples to arrive!

CrowKettle

I look forward to seeing what you received. It looks like everybody was sent something different. Did you pickup anything else besides the samples?

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1379 tasting notes

Thank you for this free sample Bluebird Tea Co.
I received it when I placed an order to restock my Rhubarb and Custard blend and try the new Pumpkin Spice blend.

I don’t drink teabags often but I’m always excited when they are biodegradable. :) Well done Bluebird, saving the planet one cup at a time.

This tea is silky smooth and light with gentle mint and chocolate flavours. The Rooibos is still sweet but toned down and balanced well with the mint. As for the chocolate it is subtle but definitely more chocolate than cocoa like. There is also caramel like flavour present amongst the mint.

It’s a nice blend but it’s sweeter than my average mood tends to be so it’s not one that I would likely revisit.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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1789 tasting notes

Sipdown!

I’m not too sure what to say about this. It’s a mint chocolate rooibos? (i.e., it tastes like mint, chocolate and rooibos in that order!)

I think this is a bit creamier than other ones that I’ve tried, and it’s very delicious and sweet without being overpowering.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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297 tasting notes

Received this as a sample with my order.
I’ve been going through my sample sizes since Sunday trying to make my stash more manageable.
I found this tea to be mostly minty, lightly so, with some creamyness. It’s nice & light & I swear the chocolate settled to the bottom because the last couple of sips tasted like chocolate cake batter.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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2700 tasting notes

Sipdown! (31 | 483)

This is a fairly tasty one.

Like most chocolate and mint teas, the mint far outweighs the chocolate for me. The peppermint is the strongest note here, and it has a strong herbaceous quality that’s not quite wet rag-like but in that same area. Next is the rooibos, adding its woody notes. The cacao is quite subtle, though I do taste little hints of dark chocolate. I will say I’m thankful it’s just cacao here and not chocolate flavoring, which I don’t tend to enjoy.

I guess it makes sense for a mint chocolate ice cream sort of profile, with mostly mint and just an accent of dark chocolate. But I would like this much better if the two flavors were more balanced, as it ends up mostly tasting like a plain peppermint tisane.

Flavors: Cacao, Dark Chocolate, Herbaceous, Mint, Musty, Peppermint, Rooibos, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

The only mint/rooibos combo I have ever liked is Adagio’s Foxtrot. They’re just too disparate to play together nicely.

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1148 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 8

This one has grown on me over time, but the vanilla still isn’t my absolute favourite. B&B really does know how to do a rooibos blend though — the rooibos doesn’t have that rooibos flavour that I’m not fond of, and the chocolate is well done. I do appreciate that the vanilla mellows out the mint, but perhaps a tad less vanilla for me.

I could see myself ordering this one to hit a shipping threshold or perhaps in a 20g package to have a rooibos blend in the evenings.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

Eventually my order will reach me… Last time I checked it hadn’t even left the UK. x.x

Courtney

Nooo! I gave in and did another order from them to restock a couple favourites and mine has shipped (as of 3-Jan)…though the tracking number doesn’t work, so I’ve no idea where it might be.

tea-sipper

Yeah, my boxing day sale package isn’t here yet, but I definitely expect it to take longer than usual (which is long).

Cameron B.

Yeah, they’re definitely behind, and understandably so. I got my December subscription a couple of days ago, so hopefully my order from 12/16 isn’t far off!

Courtney

Fingers crossed for all of us!

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1504 tasting notes

The mint was weak in this cup and the chocolate was even less. The rooibos wasn’t prominent, which I count as good, but even so I dumped the cup half way through. I’m done with this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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