Review of Roqberry Peppermint Cream Oolong Tea


As a lady who loves who loves a nice cup of tea I am always on the constant lookout for new brands to try. So when I was lucky enough to get contacted by Roqberry and asked if I would like to review their tea I of course said yes. As a lover of mint tea I was sent the peppermint cream Oolong tea to try. Roqberry is based in London and was brought to life in 2017 to bring excitement to your daily cuppa. Fearless foodies and seasoned travellers they explore the fascinating thing that is tea. Their knowledge of tea and respect for quality come first. Closely followed by their zeal for foods and flavours of the world. Mix the two and you get fresh expressions of classic blends. Extraordinary new fusions. Forgotten artisan varieties that deserve a wider audience. All of their tea is carefully blended and packed by hand in the UK and is offered in biodegradable pyramid teabags to make them even easier to enjoy.

Onto the packaging the tea is packed in a light teal box. To the bottom centre is their brand logo in cream. To the top is the tea type. Simple but effective. To the top of the box is a cheeky phase blend the rules which made me smile. On the side of the box is the ingredients list. Chinese Oolong (32%), cacao shells, cacao nibs, peppermint (10%) and liquorice is listed. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the box I was immediately greeted by a delightful chocolate mint aroma. I then opened the plastic in which the tea pyramids were store and this aroma intensified. It did not intensify on my famous close up sniff test and weakened on sniffing an individual pyramid.


I placed the tea pyramid into the freshly boiled yet slightly cooled water and infused as instructed. The water soon changed to the light/medium brown colour. As the tea infused with the water a delightful sweet creamy chocolate mint yet caramelesque aroma with a faint undertone of liquorice was produced. This intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I have to admit to being a little surprised. It was initially very creamy followed by a subtle chocolate mint combination with a faint undertone of liquorice noted. Returning back to the initial creaminess that I had originally experienced. This cycle continued with every sip that I took. I was concerned that the liquorice might impact on the flavour as it can be quiet a strong and overpowering when used in tea. If anything it seemed to balance the sweetness from the tea and complimented the other ingredients to this tea perfectly.

So would I recommend this tea? I have tried a few chocolate mint based teas and have been a little disappointed but this was delightful and the nicest one that I have tried so far. The subtle hints of chocolate and mint complement this rich creamy Oolong tea which takes centre stage. As a lover of mint and chocolate I would certainly recommend this tea. It is like enjoying a sweet treat minus the calories. So thank you Roqberry for producing a delightful tea.

Disclaimer: I received this tea in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.

47 Comments

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It certainly is a nice tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Oh if you do please let me know what James thinks.

  1. perrinevautour
    February 27, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    That sounds delicious! I’m not a great of the mint & chocolate combination but the way you describe this tea and the “creamy” taste make it very intriguing and make me want to try it ^^

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Oh I am glad my description has intrigued you, this tea may surprise you.

  2. February 27, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    oh i am glad you liked that tea! I really like peppermint after dinner! so warm and cosy! even better when i have a book around! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Oh yes this is what I did when I drank this tea sitting by the fire.

  3. Lena Dee
    February 27, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I literally just had peppermint tea at my desk before I discovered this! How fetch lol. Honestly this puts mine to shame, like it’s spunds totes yummy. I’m not a big fan of liquorice but it really does sound like it taste pretty good, maybe a little sweet but good. Thanks for the tea recommendation! 💕

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Hi, this tea has just the right balance so it is not too sweet and the liquorice doesn’t impact on the the flavour I fact it compliments the sweetness, you should think about giving it a try.

  4. February 27, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    OOOo I’ve never heard of this brand of tea before butnit sounds delicious. I love proper fancy tea bags like this too. It feels so luxurious. X

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Hi, it certainly is a luxury style tea and well worth trying.

  5. February 27, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I’m literally the worlds biggest herbal tea addict! This post is right up my street. I also refill my cup with hot water to get the most out of those leaves haha

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Hi, I am known to do exactly the same with my tea, value for money 😊

  6. February 27, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I’ll have to try this one! As soon as you said Creamy…I was in! I tried a new Earl Grey today. Tell you about it tomorrow!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Would like me ask if they ship over your way? If not I haw a few left that I could send you before they all go. I can’t wait to hear all about the early grey.

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          February 28, 2018 / 9:01 pm

          Fingers crossed if you have no luck let me know.

  7. February 27, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Erm this is minty and contains cacao?! Sign me up, this sounds like perfection in a mug. I was a little alarmed about the liquorice as I’m not a fan but if it’s subtle, I’m interested x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Oh yes you should give it a try.

  8. February 28, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Not a fan of flavoured teas but this really sounds nice.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      It certainly is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Oh if you get some please let me know what you think, thanks.

  9. February 28, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I have just got into drinking different flavoured tea’s and I do like the sound of this. It sounds delicious. #bloggersbest

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Hi, this tea certainly is delicious

  10. February 28, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Oh i wish I liked fruit teas! They always look so nice and sound so tasty but i never like them no matter how many times i try 🙁 #BloggerClubUK

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Oh no what a shame 🙈

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Oh I shall have to take a look 😊

  11. March 1, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Ooooo this does sound rather divine! My daughter loves peppermint tea and I love peppermint cream! I might have to get us a box x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 6:57 am

      Hi, it is a little belt tea. If you get a box I would love to know what you think, thanks.

  12. March 1, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Love oolong tea!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 6:55 am

      This one was delightful.

  13. March 1, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    This sounds interesting – I love oolong tea and mint tea. I wouldn’t have thought a combo would be nice but you make it sound delicious

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 6:54 am

      I was pleasantly surprised it was delightful.

  14. March 3, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    This sounds quite nice actually, you’ve intrigued me! THanks for linking up to this weeks #BloggersBest

    • thehubsanxxx
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Hi, it sure is nice.

  15. March 4, 2018 / 9:53 am

    This sounds delicious – I love the sound of a chocolate mint tea, I’ve never come across that before. I love a good After Eight, so I think this would be right up my street! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thehubsanxxx
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Hi, I thinks this indeed would be right up your street.

  16. March 4, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    So good to find a quality chocolate mint tea. You’re right, its hard to find the really good ones with the chocolate flavour. I’ll check this one out.

    • thehubsanxxx
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Hi, it certainly is hard to find really good chocolate ones. I you do give it a try I would to know what you think, thanks.

  17. March 6, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    This looks and sounds like a great tea with an interesting variety of flavours. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Hi, it sure is a great green tea and well worth trying.

  18. March 14, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I’ve started drinking peppermint tea a lot more recently and I’m just loving it, the smell of peppermint teas are everything! This one sounds really good! xx

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Hi, oh I think you may like this one then. I would be lost without my mint teas.

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