I had my first cup of this tea in Portland, Oregon, and I was hooked. The oolong taste is gentle (as many oolongs taste to me). The chocolate mint (peppermint) flavor is pleasant but doesn't overwhelm, which is a plus because something called chocolate mint oolong should have a chocolatey-minty taste that still lets you know you're drinking an oolong. It's also nice when you can inhale a scent of the awaiting flavor in the steam of a brewed cup. I probably commit one of the greatest sins tea aficionados can imagine by adding a splash of milk before drinking, but if you sin as I do, then know the flavor can stand up to a splash. I don't sweeten to my preferred taste often, but when I do, I feel I have something quite decadent to drink.
This is the second time I've ordered this tea in bulk from Amazon. I order in 100-count boxes. Both have arrived in individually sealed packets loose in the box (think: Sweet & Low packaged in the 250+ count boxes). Since I drink this tea regularly, I keep a small basket-full on my counter by my hot water dispenser--easier that way given we go through it at a pace. I haven't noticed any variation in quality either between packets within one bulk box or between boxes.
One thing to keep in mind is this tea has a higher proportion of fines than many others I've had. If that matters to you, the fines will go right through a tea strainer without thinking twice, but they might not make it through a small square of tightly-woven silk covering the inside of your strainer. I don't bother straining. The sorta-downside is there are noticeably more fines at the bottom of my cup. The upside is fines give you more surface area from which you can steep flavor. I do not need to brew the tea as long as package directions suggest to get a strength I like. When I steep for the full 5 minutes, I find the tea has a bitter edge. I don't steep longer than 3 minutes and usually a little less. Keep in mind, because taste/flavor are subjective, this is according to my taste buds. Your mileage may vary.
If you've not tried this tea before and you think you may not like it, get a small box first. If the taste passes your tests and you think you'll want to drink a lot more, then go bulk. Check your bulk options (there are several on this product page), because some come in multiple smaller-count boxes (also easier if you're gifting to friends/family). Amazon sells the smaller-count boxes individually as well, if you just want, say, 12 tea bags. I'm pretty sure this flavor is also included in a Stash sampler.
Stash Tea 巧克力薄荷绿茶 1000 Count
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美国亚马逊： 167 条评论
Wish I didn't buy so much of it2019年3月19日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
If you like minty tea with a hint of chocolate this is going to be your thing. I really like Chocolate tea from the Harney & Sons brand and I've been looking for something else I like that is similar. And I thought I could really like this. But I taste the tea much more than the flavor and the mint comes out loud and clear and the chocolate is more muted. If I wanted the taste of tea I wouldn't get something flavored. I would get Sencha or something like that that is very high quality. I got so many of these. I sent them to family members as well. Hopefully someone really likes this! Just not my thing.
very nice flavor2019年2月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I've been buying this flavor tea for a while however recently I haven't been able to find it in any local stores. Fortunately I found it on Amazon. This is my second order of the chocolate mint tea and I did notice a slight difference in taste. There is a more subtle flavor of chocolate in this order. Its a very lovely tea and reminds me of Andes Mints or Girl Scout thin mints. Not overly minty at all. Would definitely recommend this produce.
Favorite Tea Ever !2019年3月29日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I found this in a grocery store and when I drank the whole box in a week, I couldn't find it anywhere! So glad to find it online, and so much less expensive per teabag ! The oolong is mild, the mint chocolate isn't overwelming. This tea is good plain or lightly sweetened. I have occasionally added a small bit of chocolate syrup when I'm in an extra chocolatey mood, the tea is strong enough to handle it. Like any tea, it gets a little bitter if you over steep it, i never let it go more than 3 minutes. The smell of it steeping is almost as good as the taste, I doubt it will take me very long to drink it all and will definitely buy again and again, looking forward to trying some of the variety packs too!