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Herbal Tea
Barley (Roasted), Cocoa, Natural Flavours, Roasted Carob, Roasted Chicory Root
Chocolate, Coconut, Cookie, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Roasty, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Pepper, Roasted Barley, Caramel
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From The Republic of Tea

Cup of Dessert Herb Tea
The rich, exotic taste of this herbal infusion combines coconut and chocolate to produce a thick, naturally sweet, tropical cup. The delicious taste of both cocoa and carob belies their nutritional value. Enjoy at any latitude as a warming, low-calorie cup of dessert.

Ingredients: Roasted carob, caramel malted barley, roasted chicory, dates, natural coconut flavor, cocoa powder and natural chocolate flavor.

About The Republic of Tea View company

The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

69 Tasting Notes

1908 tasting notes

Mmmm, I’ve discovered that this tea goes remarkably well with a spoonful of hot chocolate mix added to it. ;D

Boiling 8 min or more

I think pretty much any black tea is good w/ hot chocolate mix:) Or drinking chocolate mix if you like even more chocolate


Oops this isn’t a black. I was confusing it w/ another.

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4843 tasting notes

Backlogging: I had some of this last night while watching a movie with the hubby. I find that this tastes MUCH better when brewed stronger, I used 3 tea bags in my 12 ounce (approx) mug, and it turned out wonderfully.


I’ve always thought this tasted not-quite-like-it-should. Maybe I’ll use more teabags as well next time I make it.


FYI…most tea bags (including republic) uses about 1.5g of tea and directions indicate 6oz….to get any flavor…the usual professional cupping standard is about 3-4g for 6-8oz (western) and 5-6g (4-6oz with rapid, short steep times – eastern)…so it makes sense you have to use 4.5g for a 12oz mug

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358 tasting notes

I’ve cleaned the house, took care of the animals, did laundry, and sent the fiancee off to an out-of-town soccer tournament. I have a nice clean and quiet house all to myself this weekend!

I was really excited about trying this tea. I love coconut and I love chocolate. We got frozen yogurt this afternoon, and I had the sweet coconut flavor – it was delicious! I decided to keep the coconut theme going with my afternoon tea. The teabag smelled really strongly of dates with just a hint of coconut. The steeped cup had a fresh coconut aroma with just a hint of chocolate. The flavor is a little odd, because you can taste a grainy pasta-like flavor up front. It almost reminds me of the way some beers taste. There’s a bit of chocolate in the flavor also. The aftertaste is of nutty and sweet coconut with a hint of sugary caramel. I think the carob, barley and chicory in this blend work to make the coconut taste very fresh and natural. I like this tea, but I don’t know if I would purchase a whole tin of it. It kind of makes me crave pasta!

-Round unbleached teabag.
-Teabag smells richly of dates with a hint of nutty coconut. Tea liquor aroma is of fresh coconut with a hint of chocolate.
-Tea liquor is a thick medium brown color.
-Grainy chocolatey flavor and finish. Nutty and sweet coconut aftertaste with a hint of caramel.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. Unique grain-like taste. Very sweet coconut and cocoa flavor.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

I bet it’s the malted barley – it is used in making many beers! Sounds like an interesting blend. I’m always curious to see what Republic of Tea comes up with next, even though they are often hit-or-miss for me.

Josie Jade

They’re usually hit or miss for me, too, Janefan. More hits than misses, though!

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1340 tasting notes

Thanks to whatshesaid for sending me this to test out :)

It’s just cooling and the scents of chocolate and coconut are amazing!

This tea nailed the coconut flavour. And chocolate! But not overwhelmingly, sickeningly sweet chocolate (probably because it’s cocoa). I may actually add this to my cupboard.

Update: The second resteep was pretty good, definitely much less flavourful, but I still downed my cup.


Glad you like it!! I found the barley a bit overwhelming for me but I think I’m sensitive to it :)

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911 tasting notes

The tea bags smell fairly caramel-y with some cocoa notes and a bit of coconut. Brewed, I can smell the barley plus some sweetness and perhaps coconut. The taste is seriously surprising. The barely and caramel combine in a way that makes me think of some sort of baked and glazed dessert. The coconut and cocoa are more accent notes to the sweet, roasted barley, adding to the almost-savory-yet-still-dessert-like feeling. The last sip is the only cocoa-y sip; it looks like there is some cocoa sludge that settled at the bottom.

It’s not at all what I expected – I thought it’d be more sweet and desserty but it’s darker and more grain sweet – but I’m really grooving on it. So much so that I finished my cup and then I finished the husband’s when he turned his nose up at it. Tasty.
3 bags/18oz

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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139 tasting notes

This is so much better than I had expected. I love coconut and I love chocolate, so this tea is right up my alley. The fact that it’s herbal had me a bit worried. I wondered if the lack of black tea or even rooibos would make it weaker somehow.
I think maybe it is even more impressive because the flavors stand on their own.

I agree that it needs to be brewed stronger for it’s full effect. But then, WOW this is one good cuppa! I downed the whole pot before it had even cooled. Chocolate and coconut! There’s also a malty flavor there, maybe the barley or the carobs.

I really like this!


I go back and forth with this one… The herlbal aspect really worries me… But I feel like I should at least try it and give it a chance!


You should try it. I too don’t like most herbals – unless you count rooibos as herbal – and was also a bit worried about this tea. But I found it delicious!


I totally agree with you about herbals – they’re so hit and miss! But this tea is such a surprise. Thanks for liking my review! It was my first; I’m new here. :)

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558 tasting notes

Got this tea from French Vanilla in a swap. Thanks so much for sending some of this my way!

The scent when brewing is heavenly. It reminds me of scrumptious desserts, chocolate and coconut macaroons, toasted coconut cream with chocolate drizzle. Wow, does this smell amazing!

This tea is a little boring neat, so I added a tiny bit of honey to it, brings out more of the toasted coconut taste. I can see enjoying this occasionally. The smell is spectacular and the taste is enjoyable, once honey is added.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Anything tropical and chocolate sounds wonderful right now1

Meghann M

This was delightful, I was really impressed!

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6768 tasting notes

Understeeped and it’s all about the coconut. Today I am ok with that…I wonder, tho, what it would taste like if I infused for 10 minutes for the full richness and added Chocolate Soymilk or Chocolate Almond Milk??? I just might have to try that out!


i did 7 min w/ almond milk….and it hid the flavor (1 bag 6 ounces) perhaps 10 might have done better?

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411 tasting notes

Got a sample of this from Jillian and decided I needed to try it this morning.

Unsweetened – this is very toasty-coconut, not so much cocoa.

Sweetened – the creamy, almost oily flavor came out much more, and a little more cocoa flavor.

Overall, this is a nice tisane, but not one I’d actively seek out. I’d want either more cocoa or another flavor (spices or something similar) in order for this to be a drink I’d want again. I do apprecaite the opportunity to try it however. (Thanks Jillian)

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902 tasting notes

frenchvanilla sent me some of this to try. Thanks so much!!!

I’m not sure about the smell of this…not gonna lie, I thought the smell was coming from my dinner (breaded chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuit) at first, and then I realized, no, it’s coming from the teapot. o.O So, yeah…this smells very savory to me!!

It tastes very toasted coconut to me, though it seems more strongly toasted than coconut. Not really getting much on the cocoa side, but it’s there in the aftertaste. Still can’t believe how much this smells like my dinner! I think I’ll hold off on rating it for now…and will try steeping for 10 minutes as well.

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I pretty much agree with everything you said here – very savory, very toasty. I think of it as a barley tea, actually (and like it for that). Not very dessert-like IMO!

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