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I picked this one up last summer from the London Tea Room and it was my first experience with pu-erh and mate. My fiancee and I were hoping for a smooth, chocolatey flavored chai, but it wasn’t quite as we expected. I’m rating it today so I can pass it along to someone who will hopefully appreciate it more. The dry leaves smell very sharply of a spicy cocoa. The description mentions a Ayurvedic long pepper, so I am guessing this is the reason for the spicy aroma. The tea liquor is a rather thick, dark brown color with an oily sheen on top. The flavor is overwhelmingly of pepper. A little of the vanilla comes out when sweetener is added, but it is still followed up by a strong pepper taste. It honestly is like drinking liquid black pepper, bleh. This one is just not for me!

-Dry blend is a mixture of small broken black and green leaves, pieces of bark/wood, twigs and coconut slivers.
-Dry leaves smell like sharp, spicy cocoa. Tea liquor aroma is very earthy and peppery.
-Tea liquor is a thick dark brown color with an oily sheen on top.
-Subtle cocoa flavor with an overwhelmingly strong peppery finish.
-Best with sweetener.
-Poor tea. Sweetener brings out the vanilla notes, but the primary flavor is overwhelmingly of pepper.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I enjoyed it a few times, with Stevia, & then it was just…ok. My son Drew drank the rest of it, I think.

Josie Jade

I tried it with stevia too, which helped a little but not a whole lot. Then when I added milk, just ugh! I couldn’t even finish the cup, which I never do. Oh well, I love every other LTR tea that I’ve tried so I suppose it’s ok that I loathe this one. :)

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Terri HarpLady

I enjoyed it a few times, with Stevia, & then it was just…ok. My son Drew drank the rest of it, I think.

Josie Jade

I tried it with stevia too, which helped a little but not a whole lot. Then when I added milk, just ugh! I couldn’t even finish the cup, which I never do. Oh well, I love every other LTR tea that I’ve tried so I suppose it’s ok that I loathe this one. :)

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My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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