You may already be familiar with Peet's Coffee's seasonal quencher, the "Jasmine Lime Cooler." Seasonal because its secret ingredient is none other than Odwalla's Summertime Lime drink. But, you know, it's hard to get the jasmine tea brewed just right, and then the right proportion of limeade to tea... we've tried.

The thing is, jasmine+lime=strange but not unfathomable.

How about jasmine+chocolate?

It was a very hot day, first of all. We feel like we need to make excuses for our behavior that first time we entered Bittersweet Cafe (the original Oakland location, though they've got a spot on Fillmore in S.F. now, too).

We looked over the extensive menu of hot and cold beverages, milk chocolate and dark chocolate concoctions. And somehow, chocolate Thai iced tea sounded... perfect!