Yes, you can drink this classic dessert combination with Plum Deluxe's Chocolate Mint "Like the Cookie" oolong tea. It's a naturally flavored, creamy chocolate mint blend of oolong, black tea, mint, cocoa nibs, and vanilla and mint essence. It smells and tastes just like a crunchy mint chocolate cookie. You know the one!
Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? Let's take a look at how to make chocolate mint tea.
How to Make Chocolate Mint Tea
This mint cookie-inspired tea is light, yet flavorful, and how you brew it will bring out different notes.
Steeping the tea for three minutes in boiling water brings out more of the mint and chocolate while steeping it for five minutes highlights the earthy black and oolong base. It holds up to a long double steep, I found that five minutes gave me a light, but still flavorful, tea that I preferred cooled.
What to Add to Chocolate Mint Tea
You can also play with additives to change your tea's flavor. Since this tea consists of black and oolong tea, it holds up to a splash of your milk of choice. Though if you want to add milk to it, I recommend steeping it closer to five minutes to bring out the earthy notes of the black and oolong tea.
Mint may seem like an odd flavor to add milk to, but the chocolate and tea base balances it out and makes for a creamy mint chocolate flavor reminiscent of cookies and milk.
This tea is lightly sweet on its own, but if you prefer your cuppa to be sweetened you have a few options. Sugar and sugar substitutes are a straightforward choice for sweetening your tea. You can also use honey or honey dust to sweeten your tea with a more natural touch. Maple dust is a combination of maple and coconut sugar that offers another layer of flavor to your sweetener.
You could also try adding some fresh mint from the garden to your tea to emphasize the sweet mintiness of the tea. Whichever you choose, you are sure to have a sweet treat as good as dessert.
Other Ways to Make Chocolate Mint Tea
Chocolate Mint “Like the Cookie” oolong isn’t just for hot tea lovers. The combination of black and oolong teas with chocolate and mint makes a refreshing cold brew ice tea for the warmer days.
Cold brewing brings out more mint and fewer tannins, meaning your tea won’t get bitter from oversteeping. Just add one teaspoon of tea to eight ounces of cold water and let it sit in the fridge overnight, or at least a few hours if you need ice tea in your life a little faster.
Learning how to make chocolate mint tea is easy! Just experiment and find what you like best in this flavorful dessert tea.