The Witching Hour from 52Teas

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Tulsi

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

If you liked our Graveyard Mist from a few weeks back, I think you are going to love this one. We’ve combined Rooibos and Tulsi Rama with cacao nibs and fresh cut peppermint for an unearthly, caffeine-free Halloween treat. The rooibos, tulsi rama and chocolate smooth out the peppermint and make it more rounded, less sharp, more soothing and less jolting. the mint is most prominent, but it’s a subdued mint tamed by this blend of tisanes and chocolate.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh … YUM!  This is some seriously delicious minty chocolate goodness in a teacup!

The rooibos and tulsi together offer a bit of an unusual base, but I don’t mean that in a bad way.  It it actually quite good.  I think that the tulsi helps to soften the rooibos’ sometimes weird woody taste just a bit, and it also adds some definition to the mint, giving the overall cup a more of an herbal-y/earthy kind of taste rather than the typical woody/nutty rooibos flavor, which is, if you think about it, very in keeping with the “witchy” kind of theme.  The bit of herbal taste makes it seem as though this might have been freshly ladled from a witches caldron!

But, if it were a potion, I don’t think it’s an evil potion, because an evil witch wouldn’t put chocolate in her potion!  This was a potion concocted by a very good witch (or a brilliant, mad, Zoomdweebie of a genius named Frank!)

I like the balance in this cup.  I taste the chocolate (and OK, I’ll be honest, more chocolate is always better), and I taste the mint, but, the mint isn’t overpowering.  It tastes crisp and smooth at the same time.  There is a slight nutty flavor from the rooibos, but as I mentioned before, I find that the taste of the rooibos seems to be tapered somewhat by the tulsi.  Everything just seems to work together very harmoniously to create a very soothing, calming, easy to sip tisane.

What a perfectly enchanting brew!

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