Chocolate and Mint

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A classic combination. Mint choc chip ice cream, after dinner minty dark chocolates, a super retro pairing. We have put together our finest peppermint leaves and added yummy chocolate pieces to deliver a slightly indulgent drink with 3 calories per cup.

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Sipdown!

I don’t celebrate Christmas, so I have never done an advent calendar. BUT. This year, Christmas Eve is also the first night of Hannukah. And I love Hannukah. And countdowns are fun. SO. I have spent the past month getting a bunch of teas to sip-downable levels so I could DIY a Hannukah countdown sipdown bonanza. As an added treat, I picked up a chocolate advent calendar from Trader Joe’s so I could have my own little tea and chocolate ritual each evening. Naturally, I had to start the event by doubling down on the chocolate with this tea.

This reminds me strongly of Andes chocolate mints. It’s just a clean, minty, creamy, chocolate brew. Yummy hot, terrible cold. Would happily drink again.

Fjellrev

You know, come to think of it, I haven’t had much luck with chocolate mint teas cold. They all seem to go wonky.

Kaylee

Hmm. I have some thin mints tea that I could experiment with. I think most chocolate teas are just better hot though.

Fjellrev

Yeah, it seems like it’s the chocolate that doesn’t translate well in cold tea. Too bad since chocolate mint works so well in ice cream and the like.

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These “new” Teapigs have been in my stash so long they’re not new any longer! Fortunately they’re packaged and wrapped, so they’ve not deteriorated at all in the time it’s taken me to get to them. I’m pleased I only bought “Piglets” (2 bag sample boxes) also, because I think my instinct at the time was to buy the full box of 15 and in hindsight that would have been a bad idea. Not because I don’t like this tea – actually, on first acquaintance, I’m really impressed. Just because of all the other stuff I’ve got going on, the more limited amount of tea I seem to be drinking at the moment, and the size of my cupboard.

The tea, though. It’s a herbal, and those aren’t always my thing. It’s a really, really GOOD herbal, though – the kind I could make an exception for. I left the bag for 5 minutes before I took it out, because tiny sips told me that I was happy with the balance of flavours at this point. The early sips were really just peppermint, but as the chocolate chips melt this becomes something far more indulgent. After 5 minutes, it tastes like liquid After Eight, and that’s no exaggeration. The chocolate is dark, intensely rich and a touch bittersweet, with a slightly dry cocoa-like edge. It pairs really well with the mint, which is fresh, cooling, and even a little sweet-tasting against the chocolate. I’m also reminded of mint choc chip ice cream, largely because of the cooling effect the mint is having.

This is a herbal I’d keep around. It’s bagged, which isn’t my preference, but that does give it added convenience. I can see myself drinking it all year round when the occasion for caffeine-free arises. There’s nothing else like this in my cupboard, and the flavour is amazing. A total (and unexpected!) win.

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Fjellrev

Impressive rating for a bagged tea!

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Finn likes this; and I think it’s pretty good.

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