This was in my most recent S&V order. I find they do dessert teas so well, though granted I also tire of them quicker than other teas. But while I enjoy them, they are delightful.

The scent is predominantly chocolate and black tea. In my initial sip I’m getting some caramel flavour with some chocolate in the background. The chocolate is more towards the end of the sip. With each sip the chocolate seems to become more obvious and melds with the caramel well. I think I’ll try this at a lower temperature next time to see if it coaxes a bit more flavour out.

J asked me to make some tea, and since it’s Saturday night and anything goes (AKA teas with caffeine), he also got a cup of this. He generally only drinks Lemon Chiffon, so we shall see what he thinks.

I’ve also decided to hunt for a great maple tea. I’m open to suggestions. :)

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate

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OMGsrsly

Have you tried Steam’s Canadian Maple Seduction…? I feel like such a pusher, but it’s SO maple. Think boiled maple candy.

Courtney

I haven’t! I’ll add it to my wishlist. :)

OMGsrsly

Was it you who was going to come to Vancouver this summer? If not, I could always send you some, nothing expected in return. :)

Courtney

I do come out there in the summer! Were you interested in doing a small swap though?

OMGsrsly

Ohh, I don’t need any more tea. :D But I’ll happily send you a couple things. :)

Courtney

Haha well, maybe we could do a rain check situation where I can try some of the maple tea and in the future you can request something. :)

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OMGsrsly

Have you tried Steam’s Canadian Maple Seduction…? I feel like such a pusher, but it’s SO maple. Think boiled maple candy.

Courtney

I haven’t! I’ll add it to my wishlist. :)

OMGsrsly

Was it you who was going to come to Vancouver this summer? If not, I could always send you some, nothing expected in return. :)

Courtney

I do come out there in the summer! Were you interested in doing a small swap though?

OMGsrsly

Ohh, I don’t need any more tea. :D But I’ll happily send you a couple things. :)

Courtney

Haha well, maybe we could do a rain check situation where I can try some of the maple tea and in the future you can request something. :)

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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