After our whirlwind trip to St. Louis and back this weekend I'm glad to finally be home again. These long weekend trips tired me out, so I decided two things when I woke up this morning: I was going back to bed for a few extra hours of sleep and I was going to declare today a PJ only day. That last part came more out of necessity than anything else, we had four family meals this weekend plus brunch on Monday—I ate so much even my fat jeans don't want to button up, which is generally how things happen in our family during the holidays.
Surprisingly I didn't have much in the way of dessert during our holiday meals, so when I got home I was craving something a little sweet. I decided to pull out the vary last of my teas from A Quarter to Tea, a dessert tea called Mexican Hot Chocolate Oolong. This was the tea that sparked my entire order, it sounded too good to pass up (especially since my all-time favorite drink happens to be Mexican hot chocolate.) Unfortunately the tea didn't really live up to its name. It's a little sweet, with a hint of chocolate flavor and a slight kiss of heat. The flavor is nice, but not really what I was looking for, especially since the dominant flavor comes from the oolong. Still, if you're looking for a spice tea that isn't chai, this is a great alternative, it just isn't something I'm likely to order again.
Would I order this again? Probably not, for my chocolate fix I'll be sticking to Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong (also from A Quarter to Tea) as I feel it's a far superior dessert tea.
Heavenly rich fudge-y flavored tea, with hints of cinnamon and star anise and just a little throat tickle from chile flakes. Is there a better way to indulge? We thought so, so we threw in some marshmallows to complete this spicy, decadent cup!
Oolong Tea, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Freeze-dried Marshmallows, Dried Red Chile Flakes, Natural Flavorings
Where to Purchase: A Quarter to Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 - 2 teaspoons per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 190°F
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes