Joy’s Teaspoon Italian Dream

Country of Origin: N/A (most likely South Africa)
Leaf Appearance: small and dark reddish brown. I was able to easily spot most of the other ingredients
Ingredients: rooibos tea, chocolate chips, brittle pieces, caramel pieces, flavoring, freeze-dried yoghurt granules, roasted coffee beans, roman camomile
Steep time: 8 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep brown

This herbal tea blend was decadently sweet and creamy without being over the top or artificial tasting. It reminded me very much of tiramisu and it would make a perfect dessert tea. The ingredients sounded like an odd combination but somehow it works. I was a bit hesitant to try this at first because I saw that it contained the dreaded “C” word…COFFEE! I love how coffee smells but I’ve never been able to stomach the stuff. I was pleasantly surprised to find that rather than a blast of java, the roasted coffee beans added more of a mild hint of mocha. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.