Chocolate Rooibos

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Chocolate Rooibos

Postby TimeforTea » May 3rd, '08, 18:53

I'm interested in trying a chocolate rooibos to mix with peppermint or fruit rooibos for an after dinner treat.

I have tried Beigian Chocolate from Enjoying Tea. It's okay, but it doesn't quite taste like I thought it would.

Any suggestions?

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Postby JRS22 » May 4th, '08, 15:36

I really enjoy the 2 black chocolate teas that I have - the only black teas I've tasted so far that I enjoy. I was wondering if just adding a good quality cocoa powder to rooibos would do the trick. When I make rooibos tea I use boiling water and steep for 5 to 7 minutes, which would be enough to extract flavor from the cocoa.

Has anyone else ever tried this?

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Postby TimeforTea » May 4th, '08, 19:54

JRS22 wrote:I really enjoy the 2 black chocolate teas that I have - the only black teas I've tasted so far that I enjoy. I was wondering if just adding a good quality cocoa powder to rooibos would do the trick. When I make rooibos tea I use boiling water and steep for 5 to 7 minutes, which would be enough to extract flavor from the cocoa.

Has anyone else ever tried this?


Are the black chocolate teas you have tried available in decaf?

I like your idea of adding cocoa powder to plain rooibos.

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Postby JRS22 » May 5th, '08, 14:16

Mine are from Harneys and I don't see any decaf chocolate teas on their website. I bought the first one after trying it in their tasting room. It's very smooth with virtually no astringency or briskness - a quality I don't like in tea.

I'm going to try adding some cocoa to Adagio vanilla rooibos after lunch. I'll let you know how well it works.

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I got to try some chocolate rooibos.

Postby silvermage2000 » Jun 14th, '08, 20:53

These sound good I think I would like to try some chocolate rooibos.

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