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drank Jade Mountain by T2
157 tasting notes

i do believe this is the oldest tea in my current cupboard, and I finally opened it today. The T2 retail shop I bought it from is long gone, sadly, and I remember getting it on impulse. You know how it goes, they always have a couple of teas brewing for tasting when you’re in the store and somehow you end up buying. Sneaky devils!
I admit I had below low expectations. Although unopened and still sealed, this tea’s been languishing in the back of my tea shelf (technically two shelves at this point) for years. Essentially, it’s a genmaicha with chocolate flavor. Sounds rather disgusting at first glance, but it works – I really like it. The genmaicha is very faded at this point, so I’m not getting a ton of nuttiness, but the chocolate is very cocoa-y and really pleasant. Imagine if I had opened this up years ago – probably would have been excellent. So weird, but really good.

Flavors: Cocoa, Nutty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’ve only found one tea I like from T2, and I’ve been disappointed so many times that I stopped ordering from them. This does sound intriguing though, especially because the chocolate element is from cacao and not flavoring…

Sakura Sushi

Hmmm, just one? Which one is it? I’m curious. I was on a T2 Terrific Toffee binge for awhile, but I do tire of their teas over time. Lamington was another that I really liked. I find that I’m really particular about flavored teas at this point, and always seem to go to my tried and true favorites, so the odds of replenishing any T2 teas are slim at best.

Cameron B.

French Earl Grey is the one I like (though I find the name very misleading). It’s a fruity Earl Grey. I will say I tend to dislike chocolate flavoring, so perhaps that’s why I don’t enjoy a lot of their dessert blends. :(

Although I see they have their advent calendar out… Hmm… XD

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Cameron B.

I’ve only found one tea I like from T2, and I’ve been disappointed so many times that I stopped ordering from them. This does sound intriguing though, especially because the chocolate element is from cacao and not flavoring…

Sakura Sushi

Hmmm, just one? Which one is it? I’m curious. I was on a T2 Terrific Toffee binge for awhile, but I do tire of their teas over time. Lamington was another that I really liked. I find that I’m really particular about flavored teas at this point, and always seem to go to my tried and true favorites, so the odds of replenishing any T2 teas are slim at best.

Cameron B.

French Earl Grey is the one I like (though I find the name very misleading). It’s a fruity Earl Grey. I will say I tend to dislike chocolate flavoring, so perhaps that’s why I don’t enjoy a lot of their dessert blends. :(

Although I see they have their advent calendar out… Hmm… XD

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