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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Art of Tea Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Chocolate Monkey'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chocolate Monkey
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: The Art of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Chocolate, banana, rooibos and pink peppercorn blended together with apple bits to create an incredible dessert tea. Great hot or iced.
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Apple Bits, Organic Banana Chips, Pink Peppercorn, Chocolate, Natural Flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered boiling 1 cast iron teapot full
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Banana (MilitiaJim Fake banana) chocolate if you look for it
Steeped Tea Smell: woody
Flavor: woody, banana, sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: banana
Liquor: deep cloudy reddish brown

This was a gift from Teaplz

I am sadly not getting any of the chocolate, very little of the banana (it might be a brief flirt at the beginning but then gone), the apple I think just sweetens it.

In summary, smells better than it tastes, it doesn't taste bad it just tastes like rooibos and after that smell you expect and want something more.

I have enough left for another pot, perhaps more, I think I'll try a shorter steep.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: I don't want to

Rating: 1/3

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