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Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea Blend

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Flavorful teas are some of my favorite drinks. Having those teas be made from ingredients I can feel good about is of utmost importance. This chocolate mint tea blend is the best of all worlds.

A jar of homemade chocolate mint tea surrounded by tea ball.

A Good Quality Black Tea

As much as I love an all herbal tea, there are times when I enjoy a bit of black tea. It’s important to me that the black tea be delicious on its own. I want the black tea to be a delicious component of the overall flavor, not the overpowering flavor.

I used Pu-erh tea from the folks at Cup & Leaf in this blend. It’s a perfect compliment without being bitter or overly tannic.

A jar of homemade chocolate mint tea surrounded by bags of tea and tea cup.

Feel free to use any black tea you favor most. Use a decaffeinated black tea for after dinner dessert drinking, if desired.

Mint of Any Variety

I have a generic ‘mint’ growing in my garden. I dry lots of this particular herb every year. Plain old mint tea is a favorite of mine, but it’s also great in many different blends.

Use whatever mint you might have dried in your own pantry: spearmint, peppermint, that chocolate mint, etc.

Homegrown mint in a basket.

This is a great way to give homegrown herbs to friends and family and have it be just slightly different than a jar of dried herbs (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are simply bits of fermented cocoa beans. These crunchy bits add a delightful chocolate flavor without making it feel like hot chocolate. It’s slightly bittersweet and a great combination with mint.

An Amazing Gift

This homemade chocolate mint tea blend comes together in minutes. Simply stir together and put in an airtight jar.

For gifts, add a pretty label to the jar. Put the tea in a pretty basket with a jar of honey, a pretty mug, and/or a tea ball for a complete and fun gift for the tea lover in your life.

A jar of homemade chocolate mint tea surrounded by tea ball.

Alternatively, split up the tea blend into individual servings. Seal the individual servings in tea bags and package up 10 bags or so in a pretty tin.

For a frugal mailed, care package, simply seal in a plastic bag and mail in a padded envelope with a card.

Serving Chocolate Mint Tea

Steep 1 Tablespoon of the chocolate mint tea blend in 8 ounces of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired. A splash of milk is nice, but drink however you prefer.

A jar of homemade chocolate mint tea with a tea ball and tea cup.

This truly is a great tea that feels like a treat. Use it for breakfast or afternoon snacking. It’s delicious with dessert. Simply drink and enjoy whenever you’d normally have tea.

Yield: 1 1/2 Cups

Chocolate Mint Tea Blend

A jar of chocolate mint tea blend with tea ball.

A simple but delightful blend of pu-erh tea, mint, and cacao nibs that makes for a delicious dessert tea and gift.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together well.
  2. Store in airtight jar.
  3. To use: Steep 1 Tablespoon in 8 ounces of boiling water.

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Donna B.

Sunday 29th of November 2020

Oh, my. I may have just fallen in love! :-) This recipe is just the ticket for the coming winter weather. Thanks, Kathie!

Kathie Lapcevic

Sunday 29th of November 2020

I hope you enjoy!

Katie

Saturday 4th of July 2020

I love to make a modified simple syrup, my kids and I don't like too sweet tea. I use 1/4-1/2C sugar (depends on your tastes) to 1C water and add a handful of fresh chocolate mint leaves. Same instructions for normal syrup. I reduce it to half and strain out the leaves. If I use this with my normal cup of black tea it tastes so chocolatey! My kids love it and have since they were little. They definitely thought they were getting sweets even with that little sugar!

Mic

Saturday 24th of November 2018

Thank you for the good ideas in making tea blends. I like having a variety of teas on hand. You've given me some good ideas and homemade tea blends seem to taste better.

Rebecca

Thursday 22nd of November 2018

If I didn't want to make the blend ahead of time, just a fresh cup on demand, could I use fresh mint? I haven't started drying herbs yet so I just pick from the garden :)

Kathie Lapcevic

Friday 23rd of November 2018

I imagine you could but I haven't tested it. I would increase the fresh mint though because it's not as concentrated as the dry. Something like 1 teaspoon of tea, 2 teaspoons of fresh mint chopped, 1 teaspoon cacao nibs. Let us know how it works for you.

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