drank Cacao Mint Black by Teavana
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I really like when you can easily identify all the ingredients in a tea – so obviously, this tea is perfect in that respect. This is another tea courtesy of the quiet life!

When I first started to drink tea regularly, I came across a box of chocolate mint oolong (oolong in a bag…hmm…) which I really loved because it reminded me of Thin Mint cookies. I had no desire to purchase another overly price box (from a specialty kitchen store) but I have missed that tea because it was just really good.

Well, thanks to the quiet life I know have the loose leaf version of that bagged tea. This tea is a little heavier on the mint than I would like, but the chocolate is still noticeable. I really appreciate that you can still identify the black tea taste through all the flavors. In fact, this may be one of the most balanced teas I’ve had from Teavana. It is great for dessert, but I’m thinking a little chocolate syrup would really do wonders for this tea.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap



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