Element Tea Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint I was extremely excited to try this tea because it combines my two most favorite non-tea things in the world. According to Element Tea, this blend consists of Sri Lankan black tea, peppermint and natural chocolate flavors. The leaves were dark and twisted with a few green peppermint leaves mixed in. Their aroma was incredible. It was like I had just opened a fresh package of Andes chocolate mints. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. Chocolate is a tricky flavor to recreate in tea form. I find that it often comes across as a general bitterness. This is by far the best chocolate blend that I have ever had. The mint is predominant but the chocolate is there as a warm and toasty background. It was smooth and refreshing with just a bit of astringency. What could be better than drinking your after-dinner mint? The second infusion wasn’t as minty but it was just as delicious. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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