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.


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