Black Forest Gateau

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “I’ve been in a chocolate tea mood lately, so I figured I’d do a week of chocolate teas to celebrate Valentine’s day. This flavor is mostly chocolate and is pretty similar to many other chocolate...” Read full tasting note
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  • “AJRimmer Advent Day 20 I’m trying to think if I’ve ever had black forest cake. I kinda don’t think I have and I feel like it’s something I should fix. Time to find the perfect recipe. I’m getting...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sample from VariaTEA. I wasn’t a fan of this one, and it’s likely because i dislike black forest cake haha. The cherry “tang” that was present in the cup was really jarring for me, and there...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m on my last few sips of a mug of this one currently… I read VariaTEA’s tasting note for this blend and that got me a bit more excited for it since the dry leaf does smell really nice! I actually...” Read full tasting note
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From Pudtea

A true retro classic! Smooth black tea is layered with decadently rich chocolate and sour cherries to create the perfect cakey cuppa!

INGREDIENTS

Black tea, cocoa nibs, carob, hibiscus, sweet blackberry leaves, cranberries, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, natural flavourings.

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS

Add 1 teaspoon per cup (2 teaspoons if, like us, you prefer your tea in a mug). Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.

HOW WE LIKE IT

Best enjoyed as it is!

ALLERGENS

All our tea blends are made in small batches in a kitchen where nuts, gluten, dairy and other allergens may be present.

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7 Tasting Notes

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I’ve been in a chocolate tea mood lately, so I figured I’d do a week of chocolate teas to celebrate Valentine’s day. This flavor is mostly chocolate and is pretty similar to many other chocolate teas. If you’re paying attention, you can notice the little bit of fruit under the other flavors. Really, I only sensed that in my first mouthful or two, and then it was only chocolate. It wasn’t as rich as I’d prefer, sort of boring. The rebrew was pretty similar to the first. Overall though, this tea really isn’t special.

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AJRimmer Advent Day 20

I’m trying to think if I’ve ever had black forest cake. I kinda don’t think I have and I feel like it’s something I should fix. Time to find the perfect recipe.
I’m getting chocolate in each sip. It’s doesn’t have the richness I’d expect with chocolate, but it does seem balanced otherwise. The cherry comes out in the finish. It is faint, but it’s there. I agree with the other reviews that the flavor could be more intense. I don’t think it would hold up to adding cream as is and after reading a few recipes for BFC, a cream element seems like part of the deal. Still, it was a fun tea to start my morning with and try a cup of!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

I never seem to make cakes, it’s just too much to eat. Black forest cupcakes would be good though!

Dustin

That’s a good idea!

AJRimmer

I completely agree, Cameron! I always just make a half recipe so I have time to eat it before it gets stale.

Cameron B.

Do you make just one layer and then split it or in a differently sized cake tin?

AJRimmer

Smaller tin! I always round up on the eggs when halving so it turns out nice and moist.

Cameron B.

Yummmm. I just got a new baking cookbook so I’ll have to make some baby cakes! What size tin do you usually use for a half recipe?

AJRimmer

The amount of batter ends up different with each recipe, so it really depends. I know my last one ended up in a 9×9, but it’s sometimes bigger.

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Sample from VariaTEA. I wasn’t a fan of this one, and it’s likely because i dislike black forest cake haha. The cherry “tang” that was present in the cup was really jarring for me, and there wasn’t enough chocolate coming through. Glad to try it as always though

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I’m on my last few sips of a mug of this one currently…

I read VariaTEA’s tasting note for this blend and that got me a bit more excited for it since the dry leaf does smell really nice! I actually had a slice of Black Forest cake really recently, so I have a fresh memory to compare to.

Unfortunately, this isn’t meeting my expectations. It’s not really a bad tasting tea, but it’s quite hibiscus forward and tart and is lacking that sweet cherry kind of syrupy reduction that’s throughout a Black Forest Cake. Like, there’s a brightness/juiciness to the sweet cherry notes in the cake but it’s not tart. Add to that the fact the chocolate is pretty thin and lighter in terms of flavour than the hibiscus and it just doesn’t work for me. I get chocolate in the finish, but it’s so soft…

A black forest cake needs to be decadent, dark chocolate cake first and foremost with that undertone of sweet cherry compote running throughout.

(This is also very oily from the melted chocolate chips)

So not a bad tea, but not a Black Forest…

VariaTEA

I’m getting the vibe that the flavor of these are strongly impacted by what chunks of the blend end up in the cup.

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5833 tasting notes

I’ve actually never had Black Forest Cake now that I think about it but I know that it’s cherry and chocolate and I’m a fan of both those things so I figured I’d like this. I was worried when I scooped the tea out because it was a lot of fruit pieces, especially apple. In fact, the apple chunks even stuck to the spoon. There wasn’t a lot of black tea at all and my hesitation grew when the tea brewed up quite lightly. See photo here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CC9ubDXgT1s/?igshid=6dke1jjc8s8d

Tasting it though, it’s pretty good. I don’t think it screams cherry exactly but it’s definitely got that red fruit flavor. That’s what hits you first and initially I thought that’s all there was until I realized the aftertaste was all chocolate. The more I drink, the more the flavours blend together and the more it becomes what I believe would be Black Forest cake. It’s sweet but not one note. All in all, a pretty good start to my pudtea journey.

Also sorta funny story about pudtea…I messaged Roswell Strange about placing an order because I saw it on Instagram and all their teas sounded like my kind of teas. In theory I think I was asking her to talk me out of it but we’re enablers so I knew that wouldn’t happen. Not only did she support me buying ALL their flavours (except one which wasn’t in sample size but she said she’d send me a sample) but it turns out she’d already bought them a day or two earlier. I guess sometimes we really are still tea twins!

Roswell Strange

This one has been sitting on my desk all week waiting for me to try it – hopefully before the end of the week I’ll get to this one, Banofee Pie, and the Toffee Apple. That’s the goal, anyway.

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