Yesterday morning after reading about peppermint hot chocolate topped with whip cream in Linger, a peppermint hot chocolate was all I really wanted to drink. Even though it has no caffeine in it really. Even though I have no peppermint hot chocolate, only hot chocolate. I started thinking about how to doctor plain hot chocolate with stuff I had around the apartment to get peppermint hot chocolate. First I thought of dropping a soft mint into a cup of hot chocolate and letting it melt. Then I thought of steeping a strong mint green tea bag that I have and using that as some or all of the liquid to make the hot chocolate from. Then I remembered that I have still have this sample left. I don’t actually like mint chocolate as a flavor normally so I’ve been avoiding drinking it. But it is just what I wanted right then. So I was like yes! I have that mint chocolate sample and yes! I actually want to drink it and use some of it up so yes! go drink it now while I’m actually wanting some. So I did.

Since I’ve had this awhile, both the mint and the chocolate are muted and mixed. I actually enjoyed it better that I remember liking it, even if it was not the strong sweet punch of peppermint hot chocolate I had been looking for. I drink both steeps in quick succession. The way this tastes now, I think I’ll be drinking it again soon.

2nd steep: approx 15 mins.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


Charleston, SC

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