I think I have been drinking flavored tea for over a week, today was no exception. While at work, running from one meeting to the next, I had a serious craving for a cup of tea, yet no time to fool around with the contraptions required to steep loose tea. Hence I found myself, earnestly searching for a tea bag to satisfy my thirst. Luckily, I was carrying around a couple of Chocolate Mint Truffle tea bags. The joy of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement.
Composition: Rooibos leaves, mint, cacao nibs, natural chocolate flavors. Cacao nibs are cleaned, roasted, winnowed and lightly crushed cacao beans. (Their taste is nicely bittersweet, and they have the crunchy, toasty flavor derived from nuts.)
Dry Visual: A mix of color – red, green, and brown – encased in a 100% biodegradable silken sachet. Thanks Mighty Leaf Tea for the picture.
Dry Aroma: A delicious chocolate and mint mix – liquid peppermint patty.
Flavor: Chocolate Mint Truffle is a very unique tea. Initially when steeped and tasted, I found the rooibos to be the dominate flavor. Followed by mint in the middle and finished by a hint of chocolate. My first few sips indicated Chocolate Mint Truffle to be naturally sweet – sweetener was not necessary. Because of the name, I was somewhat surprised by the mild chocolate flavor. This prompted me to add sweetener – nothing exciting like Sugar Crystals or Sugar-In-The-Raw, just plain white sugar. WOW! Chocolate Mint truffle was transformed into an amazing dessert tea. The chocolate flavor was simply amazing and incredibly robust – almost like drinking a cup of hot chocolate with a hint of mint. Chocolate Mint Truffle is delicious!
Liquor: A rich amber hue.
Brewing Time: It is recommended that Organic Southern Belle is steeped for 5 – 7 minutes at a temperature of 205 degrees. I steeped for 5 minutes.
Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea
If you have had the joy of drinking a cup of Chocolate Mint Truffle, stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!