Don’t get your hopes up too much for this one, especially considering its name, because it’s not that good. Whenever I try a chocolate mint rooibos, I always wonder how strong the rooibos is going to be. They managed to keep the base at bay, but the peppermint is so strong that I can’t taste much else. A hint of chocolate but the two flavours are simply too imbalanced. If I did a blind taste test, I would have thought that this was a straight up peppermint tea with a hint of sweetness.
As always, Zen’s chocolate mint rooibos remains in first place. Come to think of it, taking the very last sip, this reminds me a little bit of Della Terra’s chocolate mint blends. I loved Shamrocks and Shenanigans when it was fresh because it had that smooth vanilla addition. This is kind of like that, but much thinner, yet sharper with the peppermint.