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This tea was given to me as a gift from a friend. It is so scrumptious! I add just a touch of heavy cream to it, which cuts the astringency of the tannins, making it silky smooth, add a little stevia for sweetening, and it tastes like melted chocolate revel ice cream! This is one of my new faves, and a little indulgence.
I don't like Mate until now!
I am not a fan of mate at all, but LOVE this Double Dark Chocolate Mate! I originally got it for the brain benefits, and decided to use it as a base for my green protein drinks. It's great as a smoothie base, but great on its own as well. I'm shocked after being a strictly non-mate drinker.
My new favorite thing
This is really delicious. Nice cocoa flavor without the guilt, and just enough caffeine to make me feel human. Brilliant with almond milk.
I was looking for a good hot chocolate at a beverage bar.
So, I asked for a raspberry hot chocolate..."sorry we don't have that at this time" OH NO, I NEEDED A CAFFEINE FIX!. "well, we do have this nice chocolate tea" CHOCOLATE TEA? how good would that EVER be? well, it was DELICIOUS, just what I needed. A little creme, a little bit of sugar and I have just what I need. Wonderful!
Cinnamon Toast Tea
I drink this very tasty tea in the morning before work plenty of energy very relaxed and at night I can sleep just the right amount of caffeine taste good with honey or agave
This is an Excellent Tea. Perfect for beginners like myself who are trying different kinds of tea. The Cocoa Powder provides Great flavor and has great taste. I add a little sugar for sweetness and is a amazing tea. Perfect for Chocolate and Tea Lovers.
It took a little getting used to. It is definitely NOT hot chocolate! So if that is what you were expecting, you'll be disappointed. I've been drinking this tea for quite a long time. A little coconut milk and some truvia and it's awesome. However, I tend to use 4 teabags per cup. I like it STRONG. It is a great replacement for coffee. Which I am unfortunately allergic to. So if you think it tastes weak, you might try 4 teabags and see what you think. I drink it almost every morning.
Think Cocoa - Not Chocolate
I LOVE this tea - it's a fantastic substitute for coffee from a caffeine perspective, especially if you are hooked on mochas. Make no mistake - this is NOT hot chocolate. If you've ever had raw cocoa, this is more the taste. I'm a big fan of yerba mate as well, so if you like yerba, this may be a good tea for you.
This is really, really good!
This tea is wonderful, yummy and soothing. I love, love, love it so much that I brought a friend her own container of this tea. I will order more soon.
This is the MOST wonderful 3pm pick-me-up, especially with the dark afternoons. I add 4 TBSP of Silk Vanilla Soy creamer. The result is around 80 calories of choclate-ness. Yum!
Deep, dark, rich flavor. Almost coffee-ish. Love this tea first thing in the morning. Haven't tried it with milk or sugar, but I'm sure the addition would be heavenly. Will be keeping this around as a stable in my pantry.
What could be better?
We love to mix our Assam full leaf tea with the contents of these wonderful teabags - makes a wonderfully civilized and relaxed beginning before the tension of the business day sets in!
Don't hesitate to try, just buy!
I discovered this tea during the holiday season. Its now June, and I'm still drinking it daily. I can't seem to get enough....love it!
Guilt-Free Chocolate Taste!
I am very happy with my chocolate tea...great chocolate taste! A great dessert tea!
Yes to Mate!
I love Mate anyway, but you need to sweeten it to drink it. This Double Chocolate is so good, you don't need to sweeten it. Better yet, Chocolate! YUM!!
I asked for a sample of this tea and I was not disappointed. I didn't expect to like it because I am not always a fan of chocolate (let alone double dark chocolate) but it tasted AMAZING! I highly recommend this. Just a bit of brown sugar makes this quite a treat.
This is a luscious beverage. I like the chocolate without all the calories.
This tea has plenty of chocolate flavor and I love to have it like a dessert at night or when I want to feel like I am getting a treat without all of the calories!
Double Dark Chocolate Mate
This is one of my go-to teas. This tea is an experience. I have a little ritual: I slowly open the tin, breathe deeply to get the full impact of the gorgeous smell, then I drop it in my favorite mug, and stand by while the water boils. Then I breathe deeply while it steeps. This is a slow sipping tea for me. I just want to savor every drop.
best tea I HAVE EVER HAVE
THIS IS THE BEST TEA I THOUGHT THE PERSON WHO SAID IT IS HER NOW HOT CHOCOLATE WAS STRETCHING THE TRUTH NO SHE WAS RIGHT. I ADD CREAM AND STEVIA AND I AM IN HEAVEN. IT IS A NICE DESERT
After tasting this tea, even my husband is a convert. Just opening the can, the deep, dark chocolate smell wafts out and gets you excited to try it. It's a deep, strong flavor and perfect pick me up in the morning. If you add a little stevia, it is desert in a cup.
delightful aroma, well balanced taste, very satisfying, just what I want for breakfast
It smells yummy and the taste is smooth. I was a little concerned it might be bitter but was way off. Definitely a do over.
My new "cup of hot chocolate."
Is this only 5 calories?
When I read some of the not so favorable reviews I almost did not order this WONDERFUL tea. My husband and I love it. No, it is not like taking a bite of a chocolate bar, but a delightful flavor of chocolate. I only wish there was a decaf version.
I'm in Love
I was looking for something with caffeine, to replace a non tea drink, I'm removing from my diet. Came across this @ Whole Foods, and it is perfect. I wanted the caffeine, but didn't expect the wonderful taste that goes with it. Wonderful, wonderful - nothing better than chocolate!
Slightly odd to Daily cravings
I've never had a chocolate flavored tea before so this was a little odd tasting at first. Now I wake up craving this tea. I just can't seem to get enough of it. Sometimes I mix it with the banana cuppa chocolate tea as well. Yum!
I always make this with two bags in a big cup of water and keep the bags in as i'm drinking it; add a little vanilla soy, and it's awesome. It's not a cup of hot chocolate, and it's not meant to be.
Jury Still Out
I first bought a canister of this some time ago. It was filled with powdered cocoa and it quickly became my fave. I ran out and bought a bulk bag. There was no loose cocoa powder in the bag and the tea did not taste the same. Certain I had received a bum batch, I notified ROT and they sent me another bag - still no cocoa powder. I don't know why my first canister had so much cocoa powder in it, but that really made the tea. So now, I am adding unsweetened organic cocoa powder to my cuppa. I like it much better this way.
When brewed right, awesome!
I expect high and low ratings for things involving taste - we are all different. But if you want to give this a fair shot, you need to remember it is HERBAL and needs boiling water and a 5-7 min. steep (I do 7) for flavor, sometimes 2 bags per cup which might be the only negative I have. We drink it with cream no sweetener, iced or hot and love it. If you are looking for hot chocolate, drink hot chocolate! We do low carb a lot and this is like a great treat that keeps cravings away (mate might help with that, too) It is not my top favorite tea but I really like it.
No chocolate taste
I don't know if I got half-filled bags or improperly filled bags or what...the only taste I get is that of tea. No chocolate whatsoever....doesn't matter if I try it plain, with sweetener, or with milk. There's supposed to be cocoa powder apparent...there isn't. I just used the last teabag and I won't be buying this again.
Thumbs down - sorry
Sorry, but this just doesn't do it for me. I love the Honey Ginseng Green Tea so I was really looking forward to tasting this one because I also love chocolate but I don't care for it at all.
kinda tastes like a tootsie roll
for chocolate tea, it's one of the better ones. it's not hot chocolate, it's still tea. I'm a chocolate lover, i'm a tea lover, i'm a coffee lover, and i have a loud sweet tooth. It's not a bad tea but if i'm in the mood for chocolate, i'll just have chocolate. and then i'll grab one of the ROT's hibiscus flavors.
I'd had this wonderful tea a while back and when I found myself running low I just had to order more. It's totally chocolaty, smooth, rich and an absolutely perfect cold winter morning (or evening) beverage.
close but not quite
I wanted to love this tea, but the fact is, it's tea. My taste buds wanted something a little more substance like hot chocolate, but it tasted to me more like chocolate water.
Sadly, this tea was very disappointing. It was bitter, strong, and did not remind me of chocolate.
Tastes Like Chemical Imitation Chocolate
I don't know how this tea has so many good reviews. I tried it for the first time recently with three other people and no one liked it. Three of us are not very picky, but we couldn't even finish our cups! My girlfriend -- who I would say is a little picky in taste -- nailed it. She said she could tell they weren't using real chocolate. I looked at the ingredients and sure enough, the main ingredient is "carob", a chocolate substitute that doesn't actually taste like chocolate, and is much less flavorful (read more about it here: http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/what-is-carob.htm). The next ingredient is Yerba Mate, then "organic natural dark chocolate flavors", whatever that means. After that, they finally list cocoa, but they clearly do not put enough in to make the tea taste good. Bottom line, it tastes like some chemical imitation flavor, the way watered down cherry kool aid might resemble the flavor of actual cherries. Some people like drinks like that. I don't. Don't get me wrong, I don't expect a
Yummy pretty much sums it up.
Perfect afternoon treat
I sip a cup of this tea everyday after lunch and it helps me get through the rest of my work day afternoon. The aroma is fabulous!
make it extra chocolaty with chocolate stevia!!! yum!!
WOW! True dark chocolate taste! Absolutely Wonderful!
Not my favorite chocolate tea
It's not my favorite Chocolate tea. I don't think I'm used to the Mate. It has a unique scent and slight aftertaste that I'm not fond of. I much prefer the flavor of the Republic of Tea peppermint chocolate herbal tea.
Love this tea! It's just the right amount of chocolate- nice a light and guilt free!! Came back for more!
Very tasty. I've been brewing it double strength and sweetening it with Truvia and some unsweetened almond milk. Delicious in the morning especially since I can't drink coffee!
Best tea ever
I love this tea. It has a very good taste.
In search of a rich chocolate tasting tea
hmmmmm - this one is good, flavor is good. I unfortunately have not found that rich flavored "cocoa" tea yet. I will keep searching
This is the richest chocolate tea
Deep, rich and satisfying!
A chocolate lovers delight!!!
I'm addicted to this in the morning!
I went through the first 2 tins, and the store I purchased it from no longer had it in stock. Thought I wouldn't like chocolate tea before I tried this. I absolutely LOVE it! and have gone on to try different blends, so far none are better or even come close to this wonderful rich chocolatey treat.
Best way to start the morning!
We mix this and assam black tea together for breakfast, and a wonderful boost to our day! I don't know how we ever got started without it!
weird, but delicious
VERY earthy, more cocoa than chocolate really. I was a good 15 tea bags in before I decided I really liked it. So if you bought it and didn't like it, ship it to me, or just keep trying.
Chocolate, chocolately, chocoluteness!
This used to be my favorite tea until the banana chocolate variety came along, but it's still a very close second. I'm a glutton for all things tasty, so I add chocolate flavored stevia to really punch up the chocolate flavor in this incredible yerba mate tea. Add some milk and it's like having a warm cup of cocoa with zero calories. Chocolate skinny-ness. What's not to love!
Wonderful chocolate flavor but no bitterness. Great with a litle almond milk! Very smooth!
Tastes like dessert!
Add a little stevia sweetener and it tastes like dessert, but with a lot fewer calories. Great tea!
This has a great chocolate flavor. I had it at a cafe' somewhere and had to order it. It was worth the money, it's one of my favorites.
We mix with with our Assam tea in the mornings for a breakfast boost - and start the day smiling!
Yummie Chocolate Tea
Great "different tea". The chocolate adds a depth of flavor so nice on a cool evening outside watching the stars.
Not wild about Mate, but...
I'm not a huge fan of mate, and my initial impression of this was - "ergh". Mate just ends up being too bitter for me. But I stuck with it and added a tiny bit of sugar and full cream to it...okay, I'm convinced. The touch of sugar and cream make it taste like grown-up hot chocolate! Very good!
BEST chocolate flavor ! Not artificial tasting ....
I like this tea a lot. The tea has a nice flavor and is not too strong. I like chocolate and this help with that.
great flavor but too weak! Have started using double tea bags to get the flavor i expected.
This tea was delicious with some rice milk and a touch of sweetener.
Execellent way to do a yera mate
just right when you need a little chocolate without all the unwanted extras (calories!)
mild after taste & paint smell
I have to say I usually don't agree with other reviewers in terms of taste and smell but this one really has a paint smell and an after taste. It is my only dissappointment with Republic of Tea. Anyway, I use it during this allergy season because of its therapeutic effects. It may help to mask the flavor & smell to mix it with another flavored tea or beverage.
Love this Tea
I love this tea - this is the second time I have bought the 250 bags - I went through the first in no time. I use 2 teabags to make 20 oz. tea each morning. I add sweetener and soy milk and sip to my heart's content.
Just what I was hoping for
This tea was exactly what I was hoping for. I have had several of the other chocolate teas but with this one I wanted more of the chocolate taste.
Not what I expected.
I was excited to try this tea. When I made my first cup I thought it smelled like paint. Then I tasted it and it tasted like paint. So i got some of my friends in the kitchen and didn't tell them what I thought just to give me their first impression. They all said this smells like paint. I don't know if I got a bad batch but I did not enjoy this tea. Love the Good Hope Vanilla though.
The Best of the Best
Wow, what a surprise. Thank you Amber for sending this sample of double dark tea to me. I would never have ordered this tea. I am into greens, black & herb teas. In my first cup I didn't add any milk because I did not want to change the great taste. The next time I put in an order I will have this on my list. Just an extra note to thank you for your great teas. I have been drinking green teas since I was five sitting in my grandmother's kitchen. She did not ever drank coffee like her children and because she was my beloved grandmother I too would drink Liptons green tea which was the only green tea in her market. I have been drinking green teas for sixty years and I am very glad I found your teas at Mother's market many years ago, your the BEST! Thank you, Sandra
I wasn't sure about this one, but WOW! I love it! And I will definitely order this one again -- smooth, with a bit of sugar and cream, it is a delight!
Delicious - especially when Iced
This is so good hot, but with a little sweetener and over ice, it is incredibly delicious.
Double dark chocolate mate
This makes a wonderful cup of tea for the chocolate lovers. My 11 year old daughter and i drink a cup every morning with breakfast.
Throughout my first few cups of this tea I found it weak and somewhat lackluster, but it grew on me as time wore on. I now prefer its somewhat weaker character, as you can taste more than just chocolate - hints of earth and smokiness too. I usually have a cup of this after lunch at work and it is a great tasting way to get rid of the post-lunch doldrums.
Not my cup of tea!
I very much DID NOT like this. It was expensive for a tea I will not drink again!
lovely cocoa flavour
Mate Latte Comparison
So, I read Fred Schmed's comment from Dec. 6th that said, (in summary) ‘the mate latte is better in the sense that (he implied) it has more flavor and more robust’. So, I was so excited to get the Mate Latte, knowing how much I already LOVE the double chocolate. Well, this is where I can really appreciate the difference in opinions. I found the opposite, and that the Double Chocolate is much more chocolaty and flavorful than the latte. I will write my latte review in the appropriate place, but really wanted to write this review in this area too, because I did take his advice, and was disappointed in the latte, but feel that I am glad I tried it, because it really solidifies my loving of the double chocolate tea!
I really love this tea
I really enjoy this tea, and in fact, crave it in the morning instead of coffee. Everytime I take a sip, I say, "mmmmm" to myself! With this said, I understand where the reviewers are coming from when they describe it as weak. It is a tea, not hot cocoa. I think it would be most enjoyed by those who do not have sugar in their diet, and the chocolate stevia addition is very yummy, but not necessary. I highly recommend this tea to anyone who might have stopped eating sugar / starches and want a delicate treat or new morning ritual, and not for those expecting Nestle.
I LOVE this tea!
This tea is a great afternoon pick me up. It has helped me stay on my diet and away from chocolate candy. One cup and I feel like I have had my dessert.
Not as much chocolate as I was expecting
My disclaimer: I don't know a lot about tea. This particular flavour was OK - I have to use 2 teabags per cup to ensure that it resembles a chocolate flavour. It may be that I'm just not used to Yerba Maté. In any event, the scent of this tea is really lovely.
Fabulous aroma and nice flavor, too, but not very much of it. I use two bags, otherwise it is way too weak. Make it stronger and I'll have a new favorite mid-day treat!
What's not to like?
I add a couple of drops of Sweetleaf Dark Chocolate Stevia to this cup of tea. Gives me a chocolate sweet treat with the benefits of mate and I'm very content!
I liked this real well and find I can slowly sip a cup and forget about that little snack I was going to have. I've given away several of the bags so now I need to order more. A massive quantity this time. I don't sweeten mine though some may. Either way, a taste treat to be sure.
I've been a mate fan for a long time and this is one of my favorite mate teas ever. So yummy!
This is a rich, tasty tea which is like liquid chocolate. I drink it without sweetener.
Great but Don't Expect Hot Chocolate
This is one of my favorite teas and I always keep it on hand. It grows on a person over time and gets better and better. Don't expect it to taste like hot chocolate; it doesn't. But it has a good subtle chocolate flavor that does not need sweetener. I use two teabags for a stronger flavor.
I like the taste of this tea. I feel like I am having a high calorie treat. This is my new favorite.
The taste is satisfying but you find shards of a cream colored material in your mouth and cup which is very unpleasant. I much prefer the strawberry-chocolate. I expect to return the chocolate matte. The sample of comfort and joy in my order is out of this world. Wish I had ordered this.
I absolutely love the Republic's Mate Latte and figured this would be an even more decadent chocolaty flavor. Boy was I wrong! There is nothing full bodied or robust about this tea. I find it relatively flat and boring. It smells wonderful, but that's where the goodness stops. It's not horrible, but it's far from good. Get the Mate Latte instead!
This tea is wonderful! Don't know how anyone says they can't taste the chocolate, because that is basically all I am tasting. I let this steep for about 5 minutes,a nd add 4 sugar cubes...what you get is a cup of heaven! This and the Coconut Chocolate tea are wonderful. Tried the Red Tea ones, and they tasted horrible. Whatever they use to make the Red Tea is so strong and it overwhelms everything else. Try this, and you'll never need a chocolate fix again! I'm addicted!!!
This is by far the best chocolate tea ever! So happy they are making it. I've tried several chocolate teas but this one beats them all. I bought it for some friends and they enjoy it.
Smells like hot chocolate, tastes disappoints
As a chocolate and tea lover, I was excited to try the Double Dark Mate. While I allowed the tea to seep, you couldn't help but enjoy the wonderful aroma which put me in mind of a hot chocolate. Perhaps, then, it's a trick of my senses that would not allow me to enjoy this. Expecting a bold and rich flavor that might be present with the drink that came to mind, this just didn't deliver the taste I was expecting. It's not a bad drink, but takes a bit of getting used to.
It has little taste. . .and the taste it does have isn't good and stays in your mouth for hours. Go for the Raw Green Bush Tea. . .this one was good.
Very good with sweetener and milk. I love it.
This stuff is really strong and rich! It has almost a coffee flavor to it, which surprised me.
Double Dark Chocolate is more like Half
This tea smells SO great but the flavor is SO weak. I am disappointed. Not sure that I'll buy it again. More chocolate flavor and Yerba Mate and I think you might have a winner. Sorry.
Love This Tea!!
This tea is amazing!! Just the thing if you are having a sweet craving- without the stress or guilt!
Double Dark Chocolate Mate
A friend bought some of this and I tried it tonight. It is delicious! I will get more.
Weak and Disappointing
This tea smells great but the taste leaves much to be desired. It is very weak, there is a chocolate idea, but the robust flavor of a mate tea is sadly missing. When paying over $12 for 2 oz. of tea I expect to be wowed. Instead I was put to sleep.
Way better than hot cocoa.
This is one of the few chocolate teas at RoT that does not also have Rooibos (unfortunately Rooibos does not agree with me - can't win them all). This is a delicious tea! I have it at work after lunch and it is quite the pick-me-up. It is not like other chocolate teas that have no chocolate taste and simply smells good. This is great stuff.
Excellent with a splash of milk and a little sugar. You have to steep it longer than most teas to get the most benefit - but it's so worth it!
Not much Mate
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I was disappointed by this mate. It is just a week tea. It smells divinely chocolatey, but I usually use two tea bags just to get half that flavor. I tried adding steamed milk once and overwhelmed the tea completely. This is the first tea I ordered from Republic of Tea that didn't stand up to its description.
A New Twist on Chocolate!
And you thought everything to be done with chocolate had already been tried! I'll admit I was skeptical . . . chocolate tea? Well, it's definitely CHOCOLATY! The texture is still tea, but the aroma and taste are blissfully chocolate. (and I don't have to feel guilty about the calories.)