Review ― Chocolate Mint Tea from The English Tea Store

Tea Name: Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea

Tea Type: Flavored black tea

A perfect flavor combo that is a true seasonal favorite
A perfect flavor combo that is a true seasonal favorite

This flavored tea is a classic. The vendor does not specify which black tea is used, but it is most likely Ceylon which pops up in many blended teas. It makes an excellent base for two flavors that most of the civilized world loves together: chocolate and peppermint. I have to say “most” because sadly peppermint is one of those substances that sees my tummy as some sort of battle zone. Hubby, though, can gobble it up all day with no ill effects, so he did the taste testing here.

Flavored teas offer flexibility. The longer you steep them, the stronger the flavoring is and the more it dominates the tea flavor, so you can adjust steeping time to suit your preference. Also, some can endure multiple steepings while others cannot. We went for the maximum steeping time the vendor recommended of 5 minutes in boiling water. Might as well go all out here.

I kept my distance but even so could still perceive the minty aroma. Hubby confirmed that the ruby colored liquid did indeed have a strong minty aroma as well as a minty flavor that lingered on the back of his tongue (not to mention helping his breathing). He stated that the chocolate flavor was not the sweet kind, more like the semi-sweet or even unsweetened kind of chocolate, and that neither it or the mint overwhelmed the tea flavor. A good balance all round.

Just for the heck of it, hubby tried a cuppa with milk and a bit of sweetener (we use an artificial kind most of the time). He said it was like chocolate mint ice cream in a cup and more balanced than when he drank the tea straight.

If you’re a fan of that chocolate and mint flavor combo, this is a good one for you, especially as a dessert tea to have instead of a calorie laden bowl of fat-filled ice cream.

Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, any opinions concerning this tea and the company  are always strictly objective.

See also:
Tea Can Keep You from Overindulging During the Holidays

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