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drank Spicy Chocolate by Kusmi Tea
255 tasting notes

I just sampled this wonderful tea thanks to AmazonV and her generosity. What a delicious spicy chocolate tea. Like AmazonV, I am not at all certain which spices are used. There’s a peppery taste that is not too hot; in fact it’s perfect.

I love chocolate teas and this one is a perfect example of a basic chocolate enhanced beautifully by the addition of something extra: this is certainly one of the best chocolate spices I have had.

I really am disappointed in chocolate teas where the chocolate flavor is not detectable; this one really delivers. Thank you so much!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

ooooooo – sounds great!

Lisbet

I have been having terrible luck with chocolate teas lately! I may need to just try a new brand. This one sounds good.

Doulton

Hi Lisbet,
I would really agree that chocolate is difficult to blend in teas. Have you tried Florence by Harney & Sons? Not everyone likes it, but it does have a great chocolate taste in my opinion. Most of the chocolate teas I’ve tried have been disappointing; I think that one must invest a great deal of trial and error. I’ve never had a decaff or a rooibos tea that has pulled off chcolate to my satisfaction.

But best of good wishes on the chocolate journey.

Lisbet

Yeah all of the chocolate teas I have tried, with the exception of one mediocre chocolate black tea, were rooibos. I think I’m over that combination.

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TeaEqualsBliss

ooooooo – sounds great!

Lisbet

I have been having terrible luck with chocolate teas lately! I may need to just try a new brand. This one sounds good.

Doulton

Hi Lisbet,
I would really agree that chocolate is difficult to blend in teas. Have you tried Florence by Harney & Sons? Not everyone likes it, but it does have a great chocolate taste in my opinion. Most of the chocolate teas I’ve tried have been disappointing; I think that one must invest a great deal of trial and error. I’ve never had a decaff or a rooibos tea that has pulled off chcolate to my satisfaction.

But best of good wishes on the chocolate journey.

Lisbet

Yeah all of the chocolate teas I have tried, with the exception of one mediocre chocolate black tea, were rooibos. I think I’m over that combination.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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