Chocolate Rooibos

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
Rooibos
Flavors
Alcohol, Chocolate, Coffee, Rooibos
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by gmathis
Average preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I’ve probably written elsewhere that when we’re on vacation, rather than hitting conventional tourist spots, a mandatory stop is the big local grocery store so we can see how the rest of the world...” Read full tasting note
  • “Michelle recommended a full ten minute steep for this one, so I steeped this according to her suggestion. It smells very much like chocolate liqueur right out of the bag, a definite alcohol aroma,...” Read full tasting note
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For a Delicious Cup of Hot Tea: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Pour water over one tea bag and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bag. If desired, serve with sweetener.

For a Refreshing Quart of Iced Tea: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Pour 4 cups over 3 to 5 tea bags and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and pour over ice filled glasses. If desired, serve with sweetener.

https://www.heb.com/product-detail/h-e-b-select-ingredients-chocolate-rooibos-tea-bags/2234031

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I’ve probably written elsewhere that when we’re on vacation, rather than hitting conventional tourist spots, a mandatory stop is the big local grocery store so we can see how the rest of the world shops for tea and groceries. (Favorites: a fancy-pants Dillons in Wichita, Publix under the Capitol View Apartments in Nashville, Dierbergs in the St. Louis Area.)

However, our travels haven’t led us anywhere that has an HEB, so Michelle thoughtfully sent HEB my way! For a store brand bagged rooibos, this is good! Dark cocoa scent jumped out of the packet when I opened it, and after an indeterminate work-desk steep, it yielded a nicely blended chocolatey cup with no distracting separation of flavors. All meshes quite pleasantly.

Cameron B.

HEB, that’s my neck of the woods! :D

Michelle

This one is not in every HEB, but if I’m traveling to TX I hunt down a box.

AJRimmer

I totally get this! Growing up, the nearest Trader Joe’s was six hours away, so we’d always visit them when traveling! Funnily enough, now that I live in a city that has two, I never go!

gmathis

Our closest local options aren’t anything to get excited about.

ashmanra

I have never heard of HEB! Is it like Publix?

Evol Ving Ness

We don’t have Trader Joe’s or Target or a lot of US brands, so for me visiting them is such a thrill when in the States.

CrowKettle

Love touring everyone’s grocery stores when travelling! Never been to a HEB. Next time, when in Texas :)

Dustin

I don’t know Publix, but HEB is like Safeway/Albertsons/Raley’s. HEB has Whole Foods competitor stores called Central Market and the two I’ve been in had a nice bulk tea section.

Evol Ving Ness

Nice bulk tea section! I think this is unheard of here. Wow!

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Michelle recommended a full ten minute steep for this one, so I steeped this according to her suggestion. It smells very much like chocolate liqueur right out of the bag, a definite alcohol aroma, but while steeping I’m getting something different. I’m immediately reminded of a hospital cafeteria. Weird. Why? And then I realized —> IT’S COFFEE. This smells like coffee. Huh? I don’t know where that’s coming from. I can taste the rooibos above all else, followed by the chocolate, but I’m still puzzled by this coffee element. I’ve search all over the internet for the ingredients to this tea and can’t seem to find them anywhere. I do hope there isn’t actually coffee in this one though, since I’m drinking this late in the afternoon and I’d really like to sleep tonight. Even though it specifically says rooibos, I have come across a couple of blends before that say herbal (for example) in the title and they ended up having puerh and black tea in the mix. Definitely misleading.

Side note – I’m so excited to have finally received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine! Thanks, Leafhopper, for the encouragement earlier this week. :) I’ve felt so behind since I haven’t been able to get it yet. Many people I know are already fully vaccinated, including my husband. I’ve also been especially anxious about it these last few weeks, since my dad was in the hospital and my father-in-law isn’t doing so well health-wise. I was supposed to have gotten it already, but I got sick with a cold and had to postpone. Anyway, I’m typing all this out because I feel super proud of myself today and wanted to share. I have Dysautonomia which causes my autonomic nervous system to act irrationally, so I was very nervous and worried about having a reaction and/or blacking out during the vaccine. I really had to mentally prepare myself for this, as silly as that may sound, and I was so proud of myself for making it through. I came out of that pharmacy grinning ear to ear. :D

Flavors: Alcohol, Chocolate, Coffee, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

Yay for vaccine! And for you that you have decided to go through even you could have serious side effects.

Shae

Thanks, Martin! And surprisingly I don’t feel too bad today, that’s a bonus.

Martin Bednář

That’s indeed a nice bonus!

Michelle

It could be a coffee flavor in the herbal tea, but I was curious so I got out my other HEB favorite tea, Cinnamon Spice. A large ‘Caffeine Free’ banner is on the Cinnamon Spice packet and I remember that it has mostly chamomile and cinnamon. So it could be there is some coffee in the Chocolate Rooibos. HEB stores don’t all have the exact same inventory, and I while I looked for it during my last visit to Houston, I might have to search HEBs until I find a box again. I like a challenge, I’ll figure out if there is coffee in this or not!
Yay for vaccines, and thanks for sharing that you are proud to get one without incident. Things that seem simple and mundane for some are difficult and nerve wracking for others, you never know what people are going through by just looking at them. It’s awesome you recognize your triumph and are happy with it!

Shae

I would be curious to know! I don’t remember that it kept me up or made me jittery, so maybe it was just a flavoring added to enhance the chocolate. And yes, you’re so right – we really don’t know what others are feeling or what might have happened to them earlier that day or week. So many people juggle so many things. I feel like sometimes it’s just enough to make it day to day.

Side note – I’m about to drink the Cinnamon Spice tea you sent! Looking forward to it since you said it’s your favorite HEB tea.

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