Holiday Tea-son! I got this tea in a discounted holiday tea sampler pack in an after Christmas sale from T2 last January, though I honestly wondered even then why it was included, as this is one of T2’s standard flavors. It’s yet another chocolate-mint rooibos, and somehow I seem to be overwhelmed with those in my cupboard. I don’t dislike them, in fact I quite like choco-mint rooibos, it’s just one of those things where “one is enough” for me, yet I always seem to end up getting more of them somehow, from free samplers, sampler packs, etc. It’s like that tea that no matter how much I sip down, I turn around and find more of it.
I have this odd feeling that I’ll sip this one down, feel like I’ve finally gotten down to just having that one bag of the stuff left in my cupboard, and like Tribbles find eight more choco-mint rooibos samplers, like it is some sort of curse or something…
Anyway, this is being added into my sipdown pile until it is gone.
It… isn’t my favorite compared to other choco-mint rooibos I’ve had in the past. It is lacking the creamy element I’ve found in others, and all the mint in this one is from flavoring rather than actual mint leaf, so if you like a really strong, overwhelming, peppermint candy sort of flavor, then this might be to your preferences; the other ones I’ve had used mint leaf and where therefore more brisk with a refreshing, natural minty taste, with the sweetness coming from the honey-like quality of the rooibos base. Past blends also had more caramel elements shining through, which really complimented the tea, so even if the cocoa was more of a subtle taste, it tended to pop a bit more. I’m just not tasting the rooibos at all here, I’m not getting any of those honey or caramel sort of notes, so while I do taste some of the cocoa, it feels a bit washed out under the really overwhelming peppermint candy flavor of this tea.
Meh. This may actually be the worst version of choco-mint rooibos I’ve tried yet.
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Cocoa, Peppermint, Sweet, Vanilla