InfiniTea War: Chocolate Mint

It’s time for tea! After a stressful visit to the hospital it’s time to savor and enjoy something a little more tranquil. Stash has me traveling to China for this challenge.

My InfiniTEA War continues with Stash’s Peppermint Tea still stomping a mudhole. Bring it Chocolate Mint! If you haven’t been following this adventure, all of my tea related posts can be found under the category “Pekoe.”

This tea sounds tempting, but does this chocolatey challenger have what it takes to take down my Peppermint Tea? The game is afoot. ‘Er, well, it’s in my mouth, but you know what I mean.

I was wearing RT-D2 socks the day I starated my tasting.

Let’s take a look at what this tea promises: 

Our Chocolate Mint Oolong is a delectable cup of guiltless dessert. Perfect for taming a wild sweet tooth. Made with Oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China and refreshing peppermint makes for a sensational delight. 

The smell test easily won my nose over. It smelled so good that I wanted to eat the tea bag, but what about the taste? 

I’m sure the Wuyi Mountains views are lovely. Unfortunately, Stash’s promises fell somewhat flat. 

First impressions can be a funny thing. It wasn’t what I was expecting. My first thought was, where’s the mint? My second thought was where’s the chocolate? However, as I continued to indulge, both the chocolate and mint became a wee bit more evident to my searching tongue. (That may be the weirdest thing I’ve ever typed.) 

The mint is subtle, but it’s there. As for the chocolate, this won’t rival a mug of hot chocolate by a long shot.  

Okay, so let’s do a run down of those promises one more time. 

  1. Our Chocolate Mint Oolong is a delectable cup of guiltless dessert. 

Guiltless, perhaps, but delectable and dessert, well… It’s a pleasant enough tea, but those are very strong words for a cup of tea. 

  1. Perfect for taming a wild sweet tooth.

I have a husband who has a very wild sweet tooth. I guarantee this wouldn’t tame it or him. Instead he’d become wildly irritable and tell me that this is neither dessert nor a real cup of tea. 

  1. Made with oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China.

If they say so. I can’t prove this one way or another with my taste buds. However, introducing the peaceful thought of mountain views wasn’t a bad move. Now I’m lost in tranquil thought. 

Wait! Nice try, Chocolate Mint. The hills may be alive with the sound of music, but it won’t win you this war! 

  1. And refreshing peppermint makes for a sensational delight.

Yes, my Peppermint Tea would make for a sensational delight. Though the description on the box has got me thinking peaceful thoughts, and I will drink this tea until said box is empty, Chocolate Mint was disqualified as a contender in the preliminary testing. 

This tea did grow on me after a few pots. However, the mint was neither strong enough nor mountainous enough to beat a classic like Stash’s Peppermint Tea.

“In the last days the mountain on which the Lord’s Temple stands will become the most important of all mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and people from all nations will come streaming to it.” 

Isaiah 2:2

“The calling of the Gentiles, the spread of the gospel, and that far more extensive preaching of it yet to come, are foretold. Let Christians strengthen one another, and support one another. It is God who teaches His people, by His word and Spirit. Christ promotes peace, as well as holiness. If all men were real Christians, there could be no war; but nothing answering to these expressions has yet taken place on the earth. Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. Let us remember that when true religion flourishes, men delight in going up to the house of the Lord, and in urging others to accompany them. Those are in danger who please themselves with strangers to God; for we soon learn to follow the ways of persons whose company we keep.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary 

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user matressa.)

11 thoughts on “InfiniTea War: Chocolate Mint

  1. So hope your feeling much better. I was so hoping you would say this was a taste sensation and I would be scampering to the shops. Alas no. But I can’t wait for your next attempt. Weirdest two I’ve seen (but never tasted) was Hot Cross Bun Tea and then Tomato Mint Tea. Love those socks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Today has been a better day. Yes, I’m afraid there is something wrong with my taste buds given that my Peppermint tea keeps winning. Those are definitely wierd sounding teas. 😆 Especially the Tomato Mint. But I’d try them out of curiosity. My tea tasting has become somewhat of a science experiment. The last tea tasting took an unexpected turn. You’ll have to stay tuned to see where future tea battles lead. 😃

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you love reading them. I’m enjoying tasting different teas, even if they don’t end up on my shopping list again. It’s also fun to come up with a different approach to each tea review that leads into something in Scripture. ☺

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Well, it didn’t taste very minty or chocolatey so I don’t know what I would call this tea other than caffeinated. It kept me up when I drank it before bed. 😕 Thoughts of mountain views make the cut forsure though. Thanks for popping by, Jeanne! 😃

      Liked by 1 person

  2. “Where’s the mint, where’s the chocolate?”…That made me laugh out loud!
    Love this post Tina! How fun! When Nate and I hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany its a tradition that her and her family drink tea every afternoon so when she was here she had tea with her and then her family would send her some during her stay and I kind of got hooked on it right along with her. I don’t drink it as often now that she doesn’t live with us anymore but I still enjoy a cup every once in a while…especially peppermint, glad you’re feeling better because this post was an upbeat joy to read!!

    Like

    1. I’m glad you laughed. I so need to look at life in an amusing way right now. I’m working my way back to living joyfully and being content in every circumstance. God is good to keep us in hot water (or steep us) to strengthen us, but it doesn’t always feel so good. I’m enjoying my tea posts and metaphors while He works on refilling my cup to running over. I’ll get there one sip at a time. 😃 Thanks for your friendship, Ali! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s