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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mighty Leaf Tea Teabag Rooibos Tea 'Chocolate Mint Truffle'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chocolate Mint Truffle
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Mighty Leaf Tea
Purchase: click the image below:
Chocolate Mint Truffle 3 Pack Saver (3-15 pouch boxes)

Description: Chocolate Mint Truffle made with rooibos tea, an herbal plant also known as Red Tea from South Africa, is an intoxicating blend of chocolate cacao nibs, mint and rooibos leaves. Rooibos and chocolate are both known to be good sources of antioxidants. Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence, great for kids and adults alike.
Ingredients: Rooibos leaves, mint leaves, cacao nibs

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 bag
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolate mint girl scout cookies
Steeped Tea Smell: mint, lightly chocolate
Flavor: rooibos, mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: mint
Liquor: Translucent dark reddish-brown

I got this as one of the free samples with my last order. I had such high hopes for it, and the smell only strengthened my hopes. Alas it's a mint rooibos and not a chocolate-mint rooibos.

Post-Steep Additives: +1 packet white sugar, sweeter mint, but still only a hint of chocolate

Rating: 2/4 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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