Red Chocolate from Shanti Tea

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tisane Description:

Inviting and rich, the warm smell of chocolate greets you as you open the tin and settle in for a cup tea. A rich and smooth blend of Rooibos and cacao, this tea is a refined take on the comforting feeling of sipping hot chocolate on a cold day.

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Taster’s Review:

YUM!  This is so rich and chocolate-y that it even manages to satiate the chocoholic in me!  And trust me, that’s not easy to do!  It tastes LOTS of chocolate … and this tisane has got it!

It is rich and chocolate-y with hints of cacao bitterness.  It’s a bittersweet chocolate taste, but the emphasis would be on the SWEET rather than the bitter, in my opinion.  If you prefer milk chocolate, this would go nicely with a splash of milk, but I would recommend steeping it at double strength first so that you don’t lose any of this magnificent flavor.

The rooibos base is barely discernible amid all this chocolate-y flavor, but, I do taste some of the hints of wood and the distinct nutty tones of the rooibos.  But mostly what I taste is CHOCOLATE … so much chocolate in fact that I think that this just may be the most chocolate-y rooibos blend I’ve yet to encounter.  And that’s saying something, because I’ve tried quite a few chocolate rooibos blends.

If you’re an insatiable chocoholic like me, try this tisane.  You’re going to love it!

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