I do prefer this Mint Chocolate Rooibos from DavidsTea over the Teavana variation on the same theme. The big difference is that here rooibos is a major component. Rather than being way down in the ingredient list after a bunch of food, rooibos is the number one ingredient.
Mint Chocolate Rooibos does taste like rooibos, but it also tastes like both peppermint and chocolate. It’s okay, for what it is, but I won’t seek it out in a full-size version. This was the end of the first of a couple of sample packs which I ordered at the sale right after the holiday season.
I’ve been noticing that there are lots of overlaps between DavidsTea and Teavana. However, the former seems more concerned with the tea experience, and the latter seems very big on visuals—hence the huge chunks in all of their blends. The chunks are filled with stuff which would never get infused, since it is trapped inside, so I grind my Teavana blends before infusion.
Still, I have to admit that I don’t really like the concept of foodish infusions very much. It just doesn’t cohere very well with my personal approach to tea. I like food, and I like tea, but for me they are separate categories.