Drinking up this sample brings me back down to 40! I’m glad I picked it up because the mint in this is very icy fresh, close to the mint you specifically find in After Eight. They were fairly generous with the chocolate chips in here too, especially considering that I had a sample packet.
I accidentally brewed this for like twenty minutes because I got distracted looking stuff up online, but I figured it should be ok. And it actually is. There’s a nice balance of chocolate and mint here, and the rooibos surprisingly didn’t get too strong. I’d say it’s one of the better chocolate mint rooibos blends I have had, except it still doesn’t beat Zen’s fantabulous offering. Maybe what also made a difference in the flavour, and what set this apart from others, is the brittle in this? I didn’t notice it while drinking it but my guess is there was just enough in there to sweeten it a touch but not too much. I also enjoyed this with milk and was pleased that the flavours weren’t drowned out.