#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #212 overall / Tea #36 for May
Tuesday 5/25 - DT Choco Chaga Detox 2 sachets brewed hot 4 hours, drank warm.
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“Sipdown Challenge: Valentine’s Day This one is a sad one, I think it is a highly underrated chocolate tea. I wouldn’t mind having more of this one in my cupboard. It’s nice and chocolatey with some...” Read full tasting note
“This one is just ok for me. It has a nice, earthy-like taste that mixes with chocolate notes. The chocolate reminds me more of a Tootsie Roll flavor than of actual, rich, dark chocolate. It is a...” Read full tasting note
“This tea had quite the strong smell when I opened the tin, so I was expecting the worst. However, it’s not bad. The chocolate flavour does not particularly stand out, but at least my cup was not...” Read full tasting note
With all the cleansing goodness of chaga mushroom, this detoxifying organic black tea with cocoa, carob and chicory root is like the healthiest hot chocolate ever. It’s so good in fact, you’re probably gonna want to go back for seconds. And who can blame you? It’s rich, chocolaty and 100% guilt-free. Enjoy it straight up or with a splash of milk for the ultimate superfood latte.
How it tastes:
A rich and not overly sweet chocolaty blend, with lightly fruity and earthy notes of cocoa
What makes it great:
● This energizing black tea is made with chaga – a magical mushroom loved for its detoxifying superpowers.
● Want to indulge guilt-free? This tea is like sipping on a mega-healthy hot chocolate.
● Turn it into a superfood latte by adding frothed milk.
50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.
Organic: Cocoa beans, black tea, cocoa husk, roasted chicory root, carob, chaga. With natural flavouring.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Sipdown Challenge: Valentine’s Day
This one is a sad one, I think it is a highly underrated chocolate tea. I wouldn’t mind having more of this one in my cupboard. It’s nice and chocolatey with some mushroom notes and woodiness. The cocoa shells are really nice here and don’t come off as fruity. Overall it’s very earthy but I dig it.
Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Earth
This one is just ok for me. It has a nice, earthy-like taste that mixes with chocolate notes. The chocolate reminds me more of a Tootsie Roll flavor than of actual, rich, dark chocolate. It is a little sweet, but that was expected since it is a chocolate tea. Personally, I prefer this one cold (I taste more of the chocolate that way), but I have had it hot too. Overall, not something I would rush to buy more of, but it isn’t necessarily bad either.
Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Sweet
This tea had quite the strong smell when I opened the tin, so I was expecting the worst. However, it’s not bad. The chocolate flavour does not particularly stand out, but at least my cup was not bitter like some other reviews stated. I’m reminded of a really dark piece of chocolate in the 90-99% range. I was out of milk, or else I would have mixed some in. Maybe next time.
Edit: Curiously, I looked back at my previous tasting notes, and I had rated DAVIDsTEA’s other chocolate teas poorly in the past. Compared to Hot Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Delight, this tea sat really well with me.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate
I’ve had a mushroom tea from Rishi that I actually liked a lot, so I decided to grab this tea in my last DT order. Unfortunately, this one has a super strong, strange bitter/tangy flavor that I really dislike. Since I haven’t noticed it in DT’s other chocolate tea, I guess that comes from the mushrooms. It’s too bad because I love mushrooms in general (recently ordered 12 pounds of them from the store!) but I must not like the variety they’re using here. Or maybe it’s the way the mushrooms are preserved. Not sure.
I hate mushrooms. But I like the idea of chaga teas. I LOVED the Teapots n Treasures blend Chaga, Chestnuts & Chocolate. I have sent two e-mails to them about it, but they never got back to me (they do mention on their site to ask about missing teas, so I tried). I kind of expected to hate this blend (thanks chicory). BUT it isn’t bad. Everything in the blend is covered in cocoa powder, so I’m mostly tasting chocolate with a hint of that bitterness from chicory. The brew is of course cloudy and dusty. I wish this was more significantly CHAGA but it really just seems like a watery hot chocolate, so probably I might as well just stick with hot chocolate. I’m not sure how detox this is, but it doesn’t taste overly healthy. There is also an interesting raspberry note happening throughout, whether hot or after the cup is cool. The second cup was certainly worth a LONG steep. Just as strong as the first cup and the flavors really melded together more. I didn’t think the blend had much tea itself since I couldn’t see it covered in the cocoa powder, but after steeping it looks mostly like tea leaves. The long steep didn’t make it bitter at all. Roasty, cocoa, sweet, with just that touch of bitterness that makes it great (I’m a dark chocolate fan.) I like it! It does seem like it fits the missing Teapots n Treasures blend well enough. I wish I could have tried David’s Chaga Chai blend too. Goes well with meatloaf. The second steep really won me over.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // many minute steep
2020 Sipdowns: 5 (52Teas – Frank’s Strawberry Pie Honeybush (one pouch anyway))
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry
When I first heard of this tea, I was not sold. Mushrooms are not my favorite to begin with and the though of having something I associate primarily with savory food was not appealing to me. I ordered a set from David’s Tea and it was included in the set. It was a small sample meant for 2-3 cups of tea so I thought I was give it a try.
First sip was weird. It had a woody and earthy notes along with a cocoa note. As someone who loves earthy teas, I was still unsure of what to comprehend. I could not smell the mushrooms which is why I tried it again. I tried again with an open mind setting aside any thoughts i had previously. Oddly, the taste grew on me. I kept going back to it. I ordered more it to drink for a little while. It is a tea that I am going to enjoy while it lasts but not something that I would shed a tear over when it is discontinued.
Regarding the detox properties- Did not notice anything detoxifying and was not expecting anything in regards to those properties as well.
Note: The re-steep is quite weak and do not save the steeped leaves for a long time before your next re-steep. The mushroom flavor starts to come through a lot more prominently when you leave the wet leaves out for hours before your next steep.
Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Mushrooms, Wet Moss
I brewed this tea after wanting to have a nice late afternoon treat that wasn’t fruity or too dessert like but still sweet.
I cannot say that this tea was sweet, but it did satisfy my craving for chocolate. While brewing it smelled like a tootsie roll (according to my roommate), and while it did have a very strong nice chocolate taste, it was not a sweet chocolate, more comparable to a very dark chocolate. It did not have a creaminess, or a strong aftertaste. I could taste a little bit of like a natural bitterness as well.
I am someone who does love a good piece of dark chocolate, and so this is something I enjoyed. It was however not something I would recommend for someone looking for a nice chocolate tea unless you want that slightly bitter dark chocolate taste.
It is not a tea that I could drink too often because it is rather unique combination for me, that I do not crave too often.
Flavors: Bitter, Dark Chocolate, Wood
This is a richly chocolately tea, but it is not sweet. It tastes a bit like unsweetned dark chocolate or plain cocoa. With milk it is a bit smoother but is not creamy. I would say it closely resembles a dark chocolate truffle that is a bit bittersweet.
I like it, despite hating mushrooms in all forms (no mushroom flavour at all), which is a major win for me.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Wood