Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea Review

The pros:  Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea smells right away of chocolate which got me kind of excited for the taste.  These Tea bags come with strings.

The cons:  Tastes like black tea with minimal flavors of mint or chocolate.  Plastic packaging seems a bit wasteful.

The verdict:  For $1.99,  I would buy Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea over this product.  I was truly excited when I saw this.  Some people love pumpkin season, I get excited when it’s peppermint season.  The smell of chocolate was outrageous when I poured the hot water into the tea cup.  When I tasted it, there was no distinct taste of chocolate and only the slightest hint of mint.  Disappointing.  I’d pass on this one.

The box:Trader Joe's Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea

The ingredients:Trader Joe's Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea

Trader Joe’s description:Trader Joe's Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea

How to prepare:Trader Joe's Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea

Out of the package you get:

Trader Joe's Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea
Finally, tea bags with strings.  The plastic bag around the tea bag is unusual for most teas.

Would I buy this again?  For me, this is a no.  I won’t end up in the trash can, but I won’t be looking to buy it again.  It was a tolerable black tea that immediately set my expectations way too high.  It smelled just like a hot chocolate being poured.   What my tongue said was its black tea with some peppermint and only the faintest hint of chocolate.   Even adding a splash of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage didn’t help much to highlight or accent the flavor.  It’s drinkable but not noteworthy.  Fortunately, this is likely a seasonal variety.

Want to see more items I’ve reviewed from Trader Joe’s?  Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for an alphabetized list.

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