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Got this in a swap from TastyBrew and am sipping it at my desk since I have a good chunk of time right now that doesn’t involve seeing clients. It’s so beautiful in Vermont today, high of 76 but we don’t have the super dryness or super humidity, it’s a peaceful comfortable 76 with the occasional warm breeze and draft off of the lake.

Brewed hot, I can smell primarily cinnamon. There’s also a rich malty scent that is clearly the chocolate but it doesn’t smell overpoweringly like chocolate. The first sip is fabulous, this seriously tastes like a brownie. It’s more of the cakey dry type brownie than the gooey underbaked kind that I prefer. The cinnamon is a nice note throughout the sip but it isn’t the dominant flavor. I think the flavors in this tea are so well balanced and I didn’t expect that at all. I’m thinking this would be fabulous with a little milk even though I drink my teas straight. It just makes me think of having a glass of milk with a brownie…

TastyBrew

I didn’t like this very much, the flavors were pretty muted and it was very bitter. Maybe I made it wrong! What were your steepening parameters?

Jackie T

I did about 1.25 tsp at around 200 for 3 minutes. I could have used slightly cooler water and it would have been better. Letting it cool a bit really brought out the taste to me.

Dexter3657

Beautiful 76 degree day!!??!! I am so jealous, it was -1 and snowing when I went to mail your package (maybe I should have included some fruity tisane for you to ice). LOL I’m still in winter cuddly dessert mode.

Jackie T

I still drink hot dessert teas in this weather anyway haha, I’ll try sending these spring vibes further North!!

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TastyBrew

I didn’t like this very much, the flavors were pretty muted and it was very bitter. Maybe I made it wrong! What were your steepening parameters?

Jackie T

I did about 1.25 tsp at around 200 for 3 minutes. I could have used slightly cooler water and it would have been better. Letting it cool a bit really brought out the taste to me.

Dexter3657

Beautiful 76 degree day!!??!! I am so jealous, it was -1 and snowing when I went to mail your package (maybe I should have included some fruity tisane for you to ice). LOL I’m still in winter cuddly dessert mode.

Jackie T

I still drink hot dessert teas in this weather anyway haha, I’ll try sending these spring vibes further North!!

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Born and raised in Connecticut, went to college in Vermont, and moved back to work after a year of service.

I love sweet, decadent, desserty teas the most but I also appreciate a strong refreshing cup of green or white tea. I recently started a matcha smoothie morning, sometimes mate or black tea, then black tea and rooibos throughout the day, and whatever my little heart desires most when I get home from work!

I’m obsessed with Della Terra, DAVIDs, and 52teas because they have the best dessert teas but also have a selection of some more straight things too. Recently tried Simpson and Vail and LOVE them too!!

I don’t have a rating system, I just kind of guess. I think I should make a rating system…

85-100 I want this in my cupboard always
75-85 I like it but I’m not rushing out to buy more immediately
60-75 Probably not going to want more than the sample
40-60 I don’t like this tea, I wouldn’t recommend it, and I won’t drink it again
0-40 This wasn’t even worth the sip.

Ok let’s try that for a bit now.

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