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.
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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.
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