Stacey sent me a free ounce of this because there was a little bit of a wait with my order, I guess when lemon French macaron and Hello Sweetie came out, they got bombarded with orders!

I purposely didn’t order this because I had received it in a swap and while it was ok, it wasn’t something I wanted to order. But swaps are hard I think. It seems that some teas lose their flavour in all the packaging and sending, so I think that’s what happened with this one. Today it tasted way different.

First off the tea is beautiful! The black tea and dark chocolate chips with the contrast of the bright red freeze dried raspberries just make you want to stare at it a while. I really like the flavour of this, A lot of chocolate teas haven’t been doing it for me lately because they are too strong or artificial tasting. This one is just right. The chocolate is quite subtle, and so is the raspberry. Sometimes you don’t want the flavour to smack you in the face. The base was a little astringent, but that could have been me over steeping. It didn’t bother me anyway.

Thanks Stacy for sending this to me, otherwise I don’t think I would have given it that second chance!

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I didn’t drink a lot of tea growing up, just the red rose my nana would make me with about 3 teaspoons of sugar added to it. I started getting into loose leaf tea about a decade ago when I visited our local tea house and tried Rooibos for the first time, though I only drank it on occasion. I didn’t get serious about it until David’s tea came to town. I was on a diet and wanted something I could drink without sugar that had a lot of flavours to choose from.

I prefer black teas, but oolong and green come in a close second. White and guayusa are in the middle, while mate, rooibos and herbals are at the bottom of my list.

Likes: banana, jasmine, pumpkin, lychee, blueberry, chocolate
Dislikes: orange, ginger, rose, hibiscus, butterscotch, honeybush

My non-tea related interests are music, camping, poker, softball, snowboarding, biology and animals. I have 2 dogs and they are my whole life.


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