This is such a great way to have some hot chocolate without the calories and without the large dose of stimulants that a full cup of hot chocolate would have. There are chocolate pieces in this tea, and they do dissolve into the brew as one steeps it, so there is some caffeine and theobromine getting in there, but nowhere near the amount that would be in real tea or real hot chocolate.
Chocolate is the dominant flavor, and I consider chocolate to be one of the things that goes with rooibos the best – not all flavorings that are used with black tea blend equally well with the caffeine-free rooibos, but chocolate does. I didn’t really taste the pineapple flavor that the company says this has, just a slight sweet note in addition to the chocolate flavor.
Rooibos Suite says about this tea:
Chocolate and pineapple waft gently through premium rooibos. A light nutty finish.
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used)
Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Chocolate pieces, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors.
Since rooibos has some natural sweetness to it, and the flower petals and fruit flavoring add some additional sweet notes, you don’t really need to add sweetener to this, if you want to avoid the calories, but adding a little sugar will make it taste a little bit more rich. In addition, although generally I don’t like the mix of rooibos and milk, in this case since the chocolate flavor dominates over the rooibos, a little bit of milk doesn’t taste bad in it.