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Twirl

Mint Chocolate Twirl from Tea, Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea, Oh!

Product Description:

A lively mint and chocolate blend perfect for after dinner.

Taster’s Review:

This is a delicious mint chocolate tea.  And while I cannot think of a mint chocolate tea that I haven’t enjoyed, I think what makes this one so spectacular is that the chocolate note is very well-defined.  This chocoholic is quite happy at the moment!

The black tea base is strong without being overwhelming.  I suspect it is a black Ceylon tea because it is quite smooth and brisk while not interfering with the other flavors.

The mint is crisp and cool and presents a nice contrast to the creamy, sweet chocolate flavor in this tea.  Overall, this is a bit like a “Thin Mint” cookie in a teacup!  YUMMY!  (I miss Girl Scout cookies already!)

There is a bit of astringency to this cup, and while I don’t normally mind astringency in a tea (and in some teas I celebrate the astringency!), with this particular one, I kind of find myself wishing it wasn’t there.  I am not saying that the astringency is bothersome, however, it would make for a much smoother experience without it.  So, I guess if I am to offer any criticism about this tea, it would be that I’d rather the astringency not be there.

However, as I continue to sip, the astringency seems to smooth out a bit, and is less noticeable.  Perhaps I am getting used to it, or perhaps the chocolate and mint flavors have developed enough so that the astringency is not as pronounced.  Either way, I like it more now that I am at mid-cup than I did at the start.