This one smells like absolute heaven. Malty, chocolatey, I want to eat it! Funnily enough, the file name for the image is “Whopper” so the fact that it smells just like the candy is intentional.

However, I think the licorice in my last tea messed up my taste buds (there’s still that weird sweetness in the very top/back of my throat) because I am getting…. tomato broth. No joke, like a malty tomato. Uh… I don’t think that is normal! It’s malty and I can taste the chocolate but I think I am going to have to pop this one in the fridge for later when my taste buds aren’t completely flipping out.

UPDATE: Let this chill out in the fridge and added a splash of cream. No more tomato! Either it was because of the licorice or somehow my brain made it all up. But seriously, I’d swear there was tomato in there at first. Ah well!

Now that it doesn’t remind me of tomato soup this tea is delightful! Very strongly chocolate-y, probably one of the strongest chocolate flavors I’ve tried in a tea. And the malt is so good! But I really think this one would be best off hot so I am holding off a bit on a rating until I can brew it up right. Maybe even as a latte!

LiberTEAS

But … me loving tomato the way I do, I’m thinking that malty tomato actually sounds good and I think that Frank should make this blend.

Alphakitty

If it turns out to actually be tomato-y, I’ll send you the rest of my sample! XD

whatshesaid

I hope your tastebuds are messed up because I orderd it too!

Kittenna

Interesting. I’ve had odd tomato-y flavours before in teas that should not be like that. Also, sad to hear about the licorice. I need to read ingredient lists more thoroughly…

Kittenna

Glad to read the update!

Fjellrev

I wonder if there is a vanilla note that is giving off a random tomato flavour? I recently tried a vanilla black that smells like stewed tomatoes for some reason. It luckily doesn’t taste like that though!

Alphakitty

Hmm, maybe it is the vanilla taste! That seems to be a common thread in the “this tastes like tomatoes” notes. I thought it was totally crazy until I experienced it myself, it’s bizarre.

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LiberTEAS

But … me loving tomato the way I do, I’m thinking that malty tomato actually sounds good and I think that Frank should make this blend.

Alphakitty

If it turns out to actually be tomato-y, I’ll send you the rest of my sample! XD

whatshesaid

I hope your tastebuds are messed up because I orderd it too!

Kittenna

Interesting. I’ve had odd tomato-y flavours before in teas that should not be like that. Also, sad to hear about the licorice. I need to read ingredient lists more thoroughly…

Kittenna

Glad to read the update!

Fjellrev

I wonder if there is a vanilla note that is giving off a random tomato flavour? I recently tried a vanilla black that smells like stewed tomatoes for some reason. It luckily doesn’t taste like that though!

Alphakitty

Hmm, maybe it is the vanilla taste! That seems to be a common thread in the “this tastes like tomatoes” notes. I thought it was totally crazy until I experienced it myself, it’s bizarre.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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