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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Jade Teapot Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Chocolate Mint'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chocolate Mint
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: The Jade Teapot
Purchase: Here
Description: ?
Ingredients: Rooibos, Flavor, Chocolate Pieces, Cacao Pieces

Steep Information:
Amount: entire sample, 3 heaping tsp
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: andes chocolate mints
Steeped Tea Smell: andes chocolate mints
Flavor: mint, woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: mint with a hint of chocolate
Liquor: deep opaque black-red

This smelled similar to 52Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea'

Both were strongly mint.

This tea has two advantages (for me) - no bitter black tea flavor, and it's rooibos (I need more caffeine free teas I love in my cupboard).

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 7 minutes, medium bodied, still the same profile, lighter coloring

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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