I’ll be the first to admit, I picked up a sample of this tea at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival largely because of the name. Tay Tea lists the ingredients of this herbal blend as including rooibos with bits of Belgian dark chocolate and peppermint. Although it wasn’t listed on the site, I could also see marigold petals in the mix as well. The dry leaves had an almost piney aroma to them. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a deep brown color.
Awesome name aside, this tea just wasn’t for me. The chocolate was not really there as far as taste goes but I could definitely smell it. The combination of rooibos and peppermint was a bit too medicinal. There was hardly any astringency but it was almost too sweet. I find that black tea is usually a better base for chocolate because rooibos has a natural sweetness to it. I’m not a big fan of rooibos to begin with but if you are a lover of red bush then this blend just might float your boat. I probably wouldn’t recommend this tea.