Mint Chip Cookie

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Cacao Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Maple Crystals, Peppermint, Rooibos, Spearmint, Vanilla
Flavors
Cream, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet, Vanilla, Creamy, Smooth, Wood, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate, Cocoa, Maple Syrup
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Dessert by Deb

Every tea party needs COOKIES! And not just any cookies: fudgy, chocolaty, pepperminty ones! I was inspired by chocolate chip cookies, thin mints, and cookies and cream, all of which I am happy to scarf down, so when I mashed those ideas together, I came up with Mint Chip Cookie, a twist on the classic chocolate mint with creamy vanilla and maple mixed in. Hit it with a splash of milk or make it into a latte; it’s heaven either way.

Certified organic ingredients: Fair Trade Rooibos, Vanilla, Cacao Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Canadian Maple, Peppermint, Spearmint

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 212F for 5-6 mins

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Dessert by Deb is an organic tea company and lifestyle brand based in Toronto, Canada. At Dessert by Deb, it's tea time all the time because tea isn't just a drink - it's a way of life. From stationery and paper products, to kitchen accessories, to sweet and delicious organic dessert teas inspired by afternoon tea, patisseries, and baked goods, there are plenty of ways to bring the joy of teatime into your everyday life. Join the tea party!

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11133 tasting notes

So if you get Deb’s newsletter then you probably saw that her upcoming Winter/Holiday collection is cookie themed and while I was initially really excited when I looked at the list of blend names I wasn’t super enthused about most of them – though a couple piqued my curiosity, so we shall see…

It did prompt me to go and dig out this untried blend from my group order with VariaTea and Sil earlier this year, though!

I know VariaTea liked this one as an iced latte because it reminds her of mint chip ice cream, so I will definitely have to keep that in mind for the rest of the sample. This time around I just tried it hot and plain, and I wasn’t feeling it. It’s not particularly cookie like, but that wasn’t what lost me. I just really didn’t love the combination of a a more refreshing and menthol spearmint with the chocolate. Plus, it was a lot of spearmint. I enjoy spearmint teas, but when I think “mint chip” my mind definitely goes more towards creamy peppermint with chocolate than crisp spearmint.

It was just a bit of a disconnect for me.

Silent Kettle

Oh no! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this one. I actually really liked it – though I felt like it needed more chocolate chips to balance out the strong minty notes. But I could see myself re-ordering this one in the future.

Silent Kettle

I just saw the flyer! :) The ones I see myself ordering are the earl grey sugar cookie, earl’s sugar cookie, and cookie butter! Which ones piqued your interest?

VariaTEA

I think the strong spearmint is needed to cut through the milk when made as an iced latte so it balances that out a bit. Plus I guess spearmint is more “cool” which helps sell the ice cream

Silent Kettle

@VariaTEA, I read your last review and you said you tried most of these teas as an iced latte. Do you feel like that amplified the flavour of the teas? Also, how do you prepare your iced lattes? Did you add any sweetners? What type of milk did you use (dairy, non-dairy) Thank you! :)

Silent Kettle

sweeteners*

VariaTEA

@Silent Kettle – its hard to say if it amplified the flavor or not since most I ONLY had as an iced latte. And I prepare them by steeping double the amount of tea (i.e. if a 16 oz cup usually calls for 2 perfect spoons which is 3 regular teaspoons, I use 4 perfect spoons) in about 4 oz of water per steeping recommendations. That makes a tea concentrate which I pour into a 16 oz glass filled 2/3 of the way with ice. I then top up the glass with 1 or 2% milk until full. Sometimes I add syrups, whipped cream, sprinkles, etc. but I don’t actually add sweeteners to the tea itself. That’s because I don’t add sweeteners to any of my teas usually.

Silent Kettle

@VariaTEA thank you so much! <3 I will try some of Deb’s teas iced next time! :)

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2218 tasting notes

Hmm, I’m a bit underwhelmed by this one. I felt the urge to try it after I saw it on Deb’s Instagram earlier today.

But mostly I’m just getting mint with a little bit of creaminess that could possibly be vanilla? Or white chocolate? Although I am known to have trouble with chocolate in tea. Don’t ask me why I continue to buy chocolate teas… :P

Anyway, this is an enjoyable sweet and creamy mint tea, mostly peppermint. Maybe I’ll try a bit more leaf next time to see if that changes the flavors!

Flavors: Cream, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Silent Kettle

Haha! I feel like chocolate teas can sometimes be a no-no for me as well. But I actually quite liked this one. I actually wanted it to have more chocolate, lol!

Cameron B.

I agree, it needed more chocolate!

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145 tasting notes

I tried this hot. I enjoyed this blend! I love refreshing flavours, so peppermint and spearmint are definitely some of my favourite herbal tea blends. This smells very minty, with the slightest hint of chocolate.

I would say this tea tastes expensive and fresh. Obviously, I think that is because Deb does not use any artificial flavourings in her tea. I even took a bite of the chocolate pieces and the cacao nibs, and they tasted like organic, antioxidant-rich chocolates I would eat when I was on my health kick!

The mint is very strong in this one, which I love. I would say the chocolate is more so in the background as opposed to being a prominent note.

I also liked that the rooibos in this blend was in the background. In fact, it does not taste like rooibos at all! I would have never guessed it was in here (which I like, since I am not a huge fan of rooibos teas).

Although I enjoyed this tea, my one piece of constructive criticism would be that it needs more chocolate. Mint is a strong flavour, so I think adding additional chocolate would have amplified this tea so much more!

But overall, I liked it. It was simple and refreshing.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Mint

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1453 tasting notes

Having this hot tonight or at least it was hot before I lost an hour online looking at bird and bunny videos. Sometimes you need something fluffy to soothe the soul! I’m liking this hot. It has that cooling mint flavor with darker chocolate like notes behind it. It’s slightly sweet. The rooibos isn’t too prominent, which I like. This would be a nice one to have around for an evening cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

This is why I follow so many pug accounts on Instagram… XD

AJRimmer

Yep, I follow every cat subreddit! And then when my cats are annoying me, I look at bunnies :P

ashmanra

You would love to be at my house! A neighbor was raising rabbits and they escaped and the neighbor hasn’t tried to get them back! We have had over a year of lovely bunnies hopping around. Plus we have our Eastern Cottontails. Naturally a few have been killed by another neighbor’s cat that roams freely. There were many, and they have had several batches of babies. There are still three living wild, and one neighbor has captured three more that they keep as pets, and two beautiful white and gray lionhead babies were captured and I gave them to my student!

Dustin

I feel like there needs to be an ASMR type category for animal videos that make you feel better! Some way to label them so you can do a quick search for soul soothing results.

Mastress Alita

I’m all down for a “share your pet photos/favorite cute animal pictures/videos” thread in the forums. Tea and cute animals both soothe the soul, so it’s on topic, right? Right?

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12398 tasting notes

I’ve been off of mint for a while now, but can honestly say I was ok with it in this cup. I love a good mint chip ice cream, so I can get behind this tea. Accurate, nice balance of both mint and chocolate. Maybe it’s the vanilla rounding things out that pulled it all together?

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1018 tasting notes

I don’t generally like rooibos, cocao or chocolate in teas, except when they are all together and paired with mint and vanilla, apparently. This is not the first chocolate mint rooibos I’ve enjoyed and it won’t be the last. I may like Silk Road’s more herbal Chocolate Panda slightly more because of the chamomile and anise; the maple syrup here makes this a real dessert and I don’t always have that much of a sweet tooth!

As always, this rooibos tastes best when it cools a bit (or completely).

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Maple Syrup, Mint, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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5940 tasting notes

I’ve been going nuts checking my tracking for this package from a new-to-me company, Dessert by Deb, for over a week now. It’s a Canadian company out of Toronto that specializes in dessert blends. For anyone that knows me, you know that’s my jam so I’ve been excited and it was supposed to arrive Wednesday last week so my family and Roswell Strange and Sil have all gotten basically daily updates about why hasn’t the package arrived yet! Well, it’s here and I’m excited. Also, surprised. Surprised because RS and I talked about how this company seems to be blowing up on Instagram but then I come to Steepster and it’s not even in the database yet. So, Steepster meet Dessert by Deb. Dessert by Deb, meet Steepster.

I made this as an iced latte (I asked RS which tea to start with as an iced latte and she suggested this) and while this doesn’t scream “cookie” to me, as the latte with a slight chocolate drizzle and whipped cream, this screams mint chip ice cream. At times I get a dark cocoa that reminds me of the cookie part of an Oreo so maybe that’s what they were going for. If that’s the case, then it’s some Oreo cookie crumble over mint chip ice cream. It’s just so smooth, creamy and decadently mint chip. Great introduction to a new company. Hopefully it’s not just excitement making things seem better though.

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