drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
379 tasting notes

Dark fine black tea with chestnut bits in it (according to site, these chestnuts were simmered in brandy first). I broke the nut bits so I could have them with all my servings as there was one or two huge chunks in the bag. It smells good like a nutty dark chocolate bar, bittersweet aroma. The medium dark liquor smelled of cocoa, chestnuts, caramel type sweetness. It had mild flavors of the dark cocoa, bittersweet, sweet but not sugary, chestnuts, hazelnuts, caramel, vanilla. Moderately astringent. As usual, I drank it without milk or sugar. Their site says it goes great with milk. I can totally see that. I will try it next time with a splash of cream. There was one other that I wanted to try it with a little cream, their Chocolate and Strawberry Puer, which I had again this morning, and again, there was very little, if any, typical pu erh qualities. This time I had it gongfu style.

The Marron Chocolat, to me anyway, is similar to the Chocolate and Strawberry Puer but without the strawberries. I prefer that one over this one because of the strawberries but this one is good just nothing tart about it.

4g, 200ml, 212°F, 3 steeps, 2.5m., 3m, 3.5m

Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cocoa, Hazelnut, Vanilla

Boiling 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, Genmaicha… Etc. I like all teas: Green, oolong, black & pu’erh (prefer ripe over raw).

Chanoyu (for matcha prep) and Gongfu cha (for other types of tea) are the main ways I prepare my tea (Gaiwan, Yixing teapot, Kyusu). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. This past year, I’ve tried many flavored now because of all of you lol. As long as there aren’t artificial sweeteners, it’s all good.

Favorite stores: TeaVivre, What-Cha, Mandala Tea, 52Teas, Whispering Pines, Bird & Blend, Yunnan sourcing, White2Tea, Lupicia.

The flavors I dislike: Artificial sweetener, lavender, violet, any strong floral-perfumey tea; cantaloupe, papaya, honeydew, rose, licorice, anise, jasmine, any mints, leather.

Favorite flavors: Citrus fruits (especially grapefruit & tangerines), granny smith apple, bananas, guava, mango, tamarind, watermelon, stonefruits, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, creme, bread/pastry, nuts, toasted, roasted.

I generally don’t add anything to my teas unless they are flavored, then I may add a splash of milk.

As I explore, my ratings may shift. 90+ generally means I’ll keep it on my shelf.





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