Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Republic of Tea - Strawberry Chocolate - May 31, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Republic of Tea
Strawberry Chocolate Tea
(from Cuppa Chocolate Tea Assortment box)
Good + Good +
Weight: .056 oz. (1.6 g.) in 1 tea bag / 1.35 oz. (38.4 g.) in total package of 24
Calories: 0 calories in 1 serving of tea (+ milk, cocoa)
Cost: $13.99 (part of previous assortment box purchase)
Purchased from: East-West Bookstore, Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate Tea and Beverage Theme Weeks.

Neapolitan ice cream is layered with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Today's Strawberry Chocolate Tea from The Republic of Tea (Novato, CA) might be the closest I've come to tasting Neapolitan Tea. Made with rooibos (caffeine-free tea), carob, "cocoa kernels", natural strawberry flavor, blackberry leaves and bourbon vanilla beans, this tea was also certified gluten free.

I enjoyed this tea hot and unsweetened, and iced in a yogurt shake. Even without sugar the tea had a slightly sweet berry flavor. I normally don't care for carob, but this blend tasted fine.

*Neapolitan (also spelled Neopolitan) ice cream is a variant of spumoni, a three-flavored ice cream from Naples (Napoli), Italy. This Neapolitan style ice cream became popular in the the U.S. in the 1800s, with strawberry + chocolate + vanilla eventually becoming the flavors of choice.
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