This naturally caffeine free tea provides the wonderful combination of chocolate and mint. A perfect dessert without all the calories.
Want to know more? Learn more about rooibos, where it comes from, and the many blends it provides.
South African Rooibos, Peppermint Leaves, Calendula Petals, Cacao Bean Pieces, Natural Flavors
The scientific name for rooibos, which comes from Afrikaans meaning “red bush”, is Aspalathus Linearis. Coming from the legume family, rooibos is related to beans, peas, clover, and peanuts, though the family also includes over 16,000 other species. It is a shrub that grows up to 6’ in height with green, needle shaped leaves and yellow flowers.
Rooibos is only grown in one location in the world, the valleys of the Cederberg Mountain region of Western Cape, South Africa, to the north of Cape Town. Rooibos has been consumed by local Khoisan inhabitants for more than 300 years. The arriving Dutch settlers to South Africa in the 1700’s started to consume rooibos due to the high cost of imported black tea. Commercial production began in the 1930’s and more recently its anti-oxidant properties have attracted significant demand, initially from Japan but now from many other countries as well. In fact, exports have increased over 700% from 1993 to 2003.
The specific region where rooibos is grown recently was designated a World Heritage Site, yet the majority of land is privately owned, so the need for responsible land use and development practices has driven the South African Rooibos Council to develop Right Rooibos, a program to foster sustainable production practices for the industry and support production while protecting the environment.
Posted by Vash on 20th Dec 2014
This is my favorite. I drink my tea straight-- with no milk, cream or sugar. Add a shortbread cookie and all is well in the world.
Posted by Felicity on 28th Sep 2014
First, I use this as a 'milk tea'; I don't use any water. I have had 3 other brands of chocolate & mint teas (all with skim milk) but this is BY FAR the best. The flavor is excellent, a true balance of mint and chocolate, so one does not overpower the other. Plus, both favors taste authentic- I have found some choco-mint teas to have a 'perfume-like' taste, as if artificial flavoring was used. This is NOT the case with this tea. And ther is no 'chalky' after-taste, which I found with some of the other brands I have used. I bought the sample size, but used it all so I bought the larger size the following week - it is a GREAT way to have 'dessert' and forego the calories!