Rishi Tea Chocolate Mate Chai
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Rishi lists the ingredients of this tea as including organic Fair Trade Certified™ pu-erh tea, organic roasted dandelion root, organic cardamom, organic yerba maté, organic cocoa shells, organic cacao nibs, organic long pepper, organic coconut flakes and organic vanilla bean. The dry leaves were a mix of so many different colors and textures. They had an earthy and sweet aroma. I prepared this tea by bringing 1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of milk to a boil, adding the leaves and letting it simmer for five minutes.
This tea was so smooth, rich and creamy; I could have mistaken it for a latte. It wasn’t spicy in the way that you would expect from a chai tea. There just a little bit of lingering pepper after each sip. The coconut added a nice nutty element to the flavor profile that complimented the cocoa well. I’ve never tried yerba maté before but this blend has me curious now. I would definitely recommend this tea.
You can find out more about this tea here.