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In honor of Brendens new shipping policy, I’m having a cup of this.

Confession time. I’ve had this before and was left feeling… Uninspired. I didn’t write a note because based on the cult following that GO has, I was expecting to want to get this tattooed on my chest and to name my first born after it. When I didn’t feel the need to do either of those, my first thought was I did something wrong. So I gave it some time, and vowed to try again.

Determined to get the best cup, I used about 1-1.5 tablespoons, and steeped for just under 2 minutes, in a sort of gongfu style. I don’t know if the change of style had an effect, but taking a sip, I think I finally understand what the issue was: I had it a month ago when I first decided to try black teas, and one my palate wasn’t as refined, and two I wasn’t fond of malt yet at that point (now I totally dig it). The front of the sip is lots of malt and cocoa, and a thick mouth feel that together reminds me of good dark fudge. Mmm. The mid sip is smooth creamy vanilla with the fudge, and a dark cherry note also comes out. Like I’m eating cherries and then eating decadent fudge.

There’s little vanilla bean seeds at the bottom of my cup. Is it weird that I find them cute? I don’t know how I missed the cocoa the first time I tried this, it’s so prevalent.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Frolic

If you like the cherry note in GO you’d love Cocoa Amore if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s like super intense GO with the cherry note front and center.

mj

And it gets better as it ages! I recently found that out

Frolic

You must have incredible strength to let it age and not drink it all immediately.

mj

It feels like such a special occasion tea to me and I don’t like to drink it while I eat because I want to taste only the GO :). So those things combined help me to not plow through it immediately. And it really does get waaaaay better if you let it sit a while!

Frolic

I do get wanting to taste only GO. I have a hard time decided what to drink while I eat because with so many of my teas I like to enjoy the flavor profile alone.

I think I’ll be able to slow down drinking my oz now that I have a ton of new teas and am dedicated to sipping down my own cupboard.

I can also see how the vanilla would mingle more with the tea and enhance the flavor even more.

Marzipan

I love this, I was so sad I didn’t win the contest.

TheTeaFairy

I love this passionately….in my little VD pot ;-)

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Frolic

If you like the cherry note in GO you’d love Cocoa Amore if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s like super intense GO with the cherry note front and center.

mj

And it gets better as it ages! I recently found that out

Frolic

You must have incredible strength to let it age and not drink it all immediately.

mj

It feels like such a special occasion tea to me and I don’t like to drink it while I eat because I want to taste only the GO :). So those things combined help me to not plow through it immediately. And it really does get waaaaay better if you let it sit a while!

Frolic

I do get wanting to taste only GO. I have a hard time decided what to drink while I eat because with so many of my teas I like to enjoy the flavor profile alone.

I think I’ll be able to slow down drinking my oz now that I have a ton of new teas and am dedicated to sipping down my own cupboard.

I can also see how the vanilla would mingle more with the tea and enhance the flavor even more.

Marzipan

I love this, I was so sad I didn’t win the contest.

TheTeaFairy

I love this passionately….in my little VD pot ;-)

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20 years old
I’m starting to grow tired of green teas and green oolongs.
I’ve only recently began exploring straight blacks and puerhs, and I’ve been loving the one with cocoa and bread-like notes the most!
I’m also starting to drift away from flavored teas, but still like a good dessert tea every once in awhile.
I will always love a good chai.
I despise licorice and bacon.

Notes I like:
Cocoa, Bread, Caramel,
Nutty, Vanilla, Cream,
Honey, Butter, Maple, Marshmallow
Fruity, Berries, Lemon, Jasmine

Notes I don’t like:
Banana, Bacon, Licorice, Smoke, Astringency, Bitter, Rose

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