I know it’s been awhile since my last two Epicure Selections reviews, and I do have two left to share with you from my haul, but the amount of travel I did in March is not especially friendly to loose leaf tea. However, I’m back now and I’m pretty sure my tea collection missed me– I know I missed it. My stash has really exploded but I am still putting some in my empties every month so that’s not too bad. Anyway, I decided to try Epicure Selections After Eight Tea when I was in the mood for something chocolatey but didn’t want to load up on the mini marshmallows… I mean hot chocolate. So I went for unsweetened After Eight instead.
I don’t think Epicure Selections After Eight Tea is the strongest tea, but I also don’t drink a ton of rooibos, so I added more than the instructions call for. It is still a light tea, and I think the scent is much more powerful than the taste, though you can always steep it longer. There’s the option to add sweetener, but I don’t think you need it with a tea like this, or at least, I don’t. The name of the tea is quite perfect, as there is a light chocolate flavour with some mint mixed in. I actually don’t like peppermint, but I don’t find it overwhelming in this tea and it doesn’t overpower the chocolate. Epicure shares loads of recipes for their products, and there’s actually an Epicure Selections After Eight Hot Chocolate (optional rum) that I definitely want to try. I definitely get more of the chocolate and mint flavours rather than the rooibos.
Epicure Selections After Eight Tea sells for $14 with the tin and 125 g which is a good price although you will need to order through a consultant. While the tea might not be the most original flavour combination ever, it’s a good one and the good quality ingredients are what really make this tea stand out for me. I am still drinking loads of teas with unnatural flavours, but I am trying to focus on adding more natural ones into my collection instead, and a lovely, light, chocolatey tea like this is a good place to start.
Do you like chocolate teas? Does Epicure Selections After Eight Tea sound appealing to you?