Le Palais des Thés Mélange du Cap

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: reddish, needle-like
Ingredients: rooibos, aroma, cacao peels
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep reddish brown

This herbal tea had an incredible chocolate aroma. Everyone else in the room took notice. The taste was more subdued but just as delicious. It was smooth and sweet with a creamy, chocolaty finish. I loved that it wasn’t artificial tasting or overly sweet. The woodsy taste of the rooibos worked well with the flavoring in this blend.  I’m usually not one for adding anything to my tea but this would likely take milk or sweetener well. I would definitely recommend this tea. Le Palais des Thés included a recipe for some delicious looking bread with this tea that I cannot wait to bake. I’ll be sure to post about it when I do.

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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.