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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yogi Tea Teabag Herbal Tea 'Mayan Cocoa Spice'

Tea Information:
Tea: Mayan Cocoa Spice
Type: Herbal Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Yogi Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Embark on a journey to the ancient Mayan temples, where prized cocoa beans were ground and mixed with spices to create a sacred beverage that symbolized fertility and prosperity. We’ve taken this combination into the modern era by combining cocoa shells, which supply powerful antioxidants, with the traditional Ayurvedic warming and cleansing spices of cardamom, clove and organic cinnamon bark.* The result is a perfectly balanced blend of flavor and health.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Cocoa Shells, Cinnamon Bark, Roasted Chicory Root, Cardamom Seed, Cocoa Powder, Stevia Leaf, Ginger Root, Clove Bud, Black Pepper, Natural Flavors, Essential Oils

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 3-5 minutes ( for 3 min, plus walking around office)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, hints of coco
Steeped Tea Smell: hot chocolate with hints of pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon
Flavor: sweet chocolate with cinnamon pepper hints
Body: Light
Liquor: cloudy light brown

Tea Tag "Gratitude is the open door to abundance."

The instructions actually call for sweetener and milk or milk substitute! I fail to follow directions apparently.

I was expecting a stronger flavor, but this is a very nice spiced chocolate tea (tisane). It is very tempting to make this with some black tea and honey though so it's a bolder body.

This was a gift from a co-worker who heard me and my mad science experiment with the milky way packet and coconut chai earlier.

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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