2020 Advent Calendar from The Tea Girl – Day 19

So I am ACTUALLY drinking this tea today, right this moment, as I missed having it within my caffeine window yesterday. I was so pumped up by the DECADENT chocolate smell, I have been looking forward to it!

Now, I always get a bit nervous when there is pu-erh in tea blends. I like good quality pu-erh on it’s own, but in blends it can get a bit fishy. So I did approach this a bit more cautiously when I saw the ingredients. I steeped for 2 and a half mins with boiling water, and wow it still smells very chocolatey!

As for the flavor, wow. This is awesome. I am not normally a huge fan of chocolate teas, as they always have a weird artificial note for me, but I don’t know if it’s the base teas or the flavoring used, this is SO GOOD. The Yunnan base is very present with that sweet potato and sugary aftertaste, and the chocolate flavoring just melds right in there. It’s like eating a dark chocolate with some sugar. This is tasty and totally satisfying my sweet tooth!! Very impressed! One of the best chocolate teas I’ve had in a long time (that is straight chocolate, not mint chocolate, etc.)

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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