I thought I would let myself crack open a new tea this evening since I sipped down the sample from Deb that I had opened a few days ago. This is a company that I found through Sips By. I haven’t actually had one of their teas in my box, but I saw them on the page where all of the partner companies are listed. And on their site, I was drawn to the three holiday blends they offer, so I ended up ordering a 1-ounce pouch of each.
So this is the first to be tried. It’s a blend of cacao nibs, peppermint, and marshmallow root and leaf. The combination sounded lovely to me, especially with the cacao listed first in the list. The leaf is also nicely ground, which I appreciate since it makes it easier to measure and get a good mix of all ingredients.
I’m quite happy with this so far. The peppermint is the strongest flavor, which is to be expected. It has a nice bright flavor and doesn’t taste like a wet rag, which can be an issue for me with peppermint. I do taste the cacao nibs as well, or maybe the combination of cacao and marshmallow, and it comes across as more of a milk chocolaty flavor for me. It has a light and creamy chocolate flavor and there’s also a little note of roasted nuts that rounds it out. There’s an overall mellow sweetness.
A very pleasant mint chocolate herbal for the evening. I would like perhaps a little more of the marshmallow flavor to come out, but I am quite happy with the flavor of the cacao. This is a bit expensive at about $9 per ounce, but it’s also a very lightweight mix, so there’s more volume in that ounce than I would get with a heavier tea. I’ll have to see how I feel about it after a few more cups!
Flavors: Chocolate, Herbaceous, Mint, Nuts, Peppermint, Roasted, Sweet