Most chocolate and cocoa teas are made by mixing roasted and winnowed cacao shells with regular black tea. The cacao shells infuse the brewed tea with chocolate-y flavor without the calories of regular cocoa.
Don't drink it expecting cocoa, but chocolate tea makes a decent beverage in its own right. The ones we've tried have been mild, pleasantly sweet, and especially good with a splash of milk. For us, much of the chocolate experience seems to be more in the aroma than the actual flavor.
Do you have a favorite kind of chocolate tea?
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