Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea Bags
As featured in O, The Oprah Magazine – January 2017.
Time for Celebration
The Republic of Tea was founded in 1992 with the bold idea of leading a Tea Revolution. Introducing 21 teas our first year, The Republic of Tea has grown to offer our Citizens more than 300 premium teas, herbs and gifts.
The Republic of Tea remains a private, family-owned business. We continue to enrich our Citizens’ lives through premium teas and herbs, education and innovation, emphasizing a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.
In celebration of our 25 years, we are delighted to offer YOU, our Citizens, a decadent new blend, Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea, featuring sweet cocoa, roasted maté and smooth rooibos.
We look forward to the next 25 years and thank you for being an important part of our Tea Revolution.
Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea is a limited-edition, collector’s tea, and only a limited quantity will be produced.
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Fine black tea, rooibos, roasted maté, cinnamon, natural ginger, peach and chocolate flavors, cocoa kernels, chicory, sweet blackberry leaves, ginger and bourbon vanilla
Country of Origin
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Not a fan of chocolate teas
First a little about me, so you will know if I have similar tastes to you, or not. I first started on black tea, and love Tetley's black tea with a little sugar and milk for breakfast. I later tried green tea for health, and fell in love. And, once stumbled across white tea, and again, love it. Some of my favorite Republic of Tea teas are: Ginger Peach black tea, Emperor's white tea, People's green tea, Pineapple Guava White tea, Orange Blossom white tea, and Honey Ginseng green tea. I do not like red tea. I am picky about herbal tea: chamomile is good, though. I do like chocolate. I do not like the smell of chocolate mint leaves. I do like the smell of spearmint, so it is the chocolate bit of the chocolate mint that I don't like the smell of. This was the first chocolate tea I had ever tasted. So when this one came in the mail as a free sample, I was interested. When I opened the tea bag packet, the smell was immediately off putting. I thought for sure I wasn't going to like it. The smell was very powerful, and it didn't smell like black tea, nor like chocolate, and not even artificial chocolate. It smelled kind of like chocolate mint leaves, only without the mint: what I imagine cocoa leaves would smell like. I wanted to give it an honest try, so I brewed the tea anyway. I brewed it like I brew all my black tea. I used a standard size coffee mug, boiling water poured onto the tea bag, a small saucer plate on top of the mug and let it seep for 4 minutes. I removed the tea bag and sat down with the unsweetened tea. The smell was a little more mild once brewed, but still the same off-putting smell. Once it was cool enough to sip, I tried it, and was surprised. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. Most would probably think it doesn't need any sweetening, but I typically drink my tea with a little sweetener, so I added two sugar cubes, stirred and tried again. That did not change m opinion. It was still just okay. Overall conclusion. I would not buy it, but I did like it enough to drink the whole cup (didn't throw it out like my first opinion when I first smelled it). The smell even grew on me a bit to match my opinion of the tea: didn't hate it anymore, but still didn't love it. The chocolate flavor was overpowering. I could hardly taste any ginger, no peach flavor at all, and no black tea flavor either. If I didn't know better, I would guess I was drinking an herbal tea given the lack of tea flavor.
I received this as a sample and wasn't quite sure what the taste would be, combining ginger with chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised. The ginger makes things interesting, peach provides a balance of flavor, and the chocolate provides a smooth finish. I will be purchasing the full-size tin.
OK but nothing great
I was disappointed with the taste. I like chocolate and I like ginger but could not really distinguish either flavor.
Smooth, delicate, and that hint of chocolate just puts it over the top. From the first sip of my first cup, I've found myself looking forward to each and every brew.
I love this tea with a little cream and touch of sugar. Its rich and truly a dessert!