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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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
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