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I am very disappointed. Very. I believed this to be the reincarnation of a Specialteas tea that I thought had disappeared forever. I was wrong. Teavana took the idea of this lost tea and made it something bad…then gave it a silly name. How could you do this to me, Teavana? I feel so betrayed.

The basic ingredients are the same as Specialteas’ Spicy Chocolate, but the proportions are way off. Waaaay off! And even before I compared the ingredients of the two teas, I can see where Teavana went wrong. too much chicory root and not enough cinnamon. I am unreasonably upset. Probably because I had such high hopes. Sigh. My cup smells like medicinal tea. That aside, it is lightly chocolatey and a bit spicy, but mostly, it’s chicory. I think I’ll prepare the tea differently next time and see if it’s better. I used the chai stovetop method this time, which worked on Spicy Chocolate, but not this.

Unfortunately, I bought two pounds of this at 75% off, thinking I had struck gold. Sooo, in light of my stellar reviews, anyone want to swap?

Edit: a lot of sugar and a splash of almond milk makes this palatable. I guess I can drink this…

SimplyJenW

I wonder how it would be with a little bit of Harney’s Herbal Hot Cinnamon added? I know you were not wanting rooibos at the time, but it really just adds cinnamon….

Mercuryhime

Might be good! I’ve never had Herbal Hot Cinnamon, though it has been on my shopping list since forever.

TeaBrat

I did not like this one either but if you add black tea it is better.

Mercuryhime

Thanks for the tip, Amy! One of the main reasons I loved Spicy Chocolate was because there was no actual tea in it to muddle up the spices, but this particular tea might benefit from some tea since it doesn’t have much spice flavor to start with anyway.

Uniquity

If I don’t like a tea as is, sometimes I muck about with certain steepings. You could always add some cinnamon one way or another, and pick out a bit of chickory to see if that will temper it down a bit. I admit, that’s a lot of work, but you do have two pounds of it! : )

Autumn Hearth

The one new tea none of us in the store like and the one sale tea I did not recommend to anyone. Chicory is definitely overpowering. Sorry you wound up with so much of it. I can’t imagine it not being discontinued, hopefully before the new fall launch.

Mercuryhime

Thanks for the sympathy, Autumn. Thankfully, the husband likes it so I’ll feed it to him. :)

omgwtfbgd

Did you ever get to have White Chocolate Moon from Specialteas?

Mercuryhime

I didn’t. Was it good?

omgwtfbgd

It was amazing. :/

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SimplyJenW

I wonder how it would be with a little bit of Harney’s Herbal Hot Cinnamon added? I know you were not wanting rooibos at the time, but it really just adds cinnamon….

Mercuryhime

Might be good! I’ve never had Herbal Hot Cinnamon, though it has been on my shopping list since forever.

TeaBrat

I did not like this one either but if you add black tea it is better.

Mercuryhime

Thanks for the tip, Amy! One of the main reasons I loved Spicy Chocolate was because there was no actual tea in it to muddle up the spices, but this particular tea might benefit from some tea since it doesn’t have much spice flavor to start with anyway.

Uniquity

If I don’t like a tea as is, sometimes I muck about with certain steepings. You could always add some cinnamon one way or another, and pick out a bit of chickory to see if that will temper it down a bit. I admit, that’s a lot of work, but you do have two pounds of it! : )

Autumn Hearth

The one new tea none of us in the store like and the one sale tea I did not recommend to anyone. Chicory is definitely overpowering. Sorry you wound up with so much of it. I can’t imagine it not being discontinued, hopefully before the new fall launch.

Mercuryhime

Thanks for the sympathy, Autumn. Thankfully, the husband likes it so I’ll feed it to him. :)

omgwtfbgd

Did you ever get to have White Chocolate Moon from Specialteas?

Mercuryhime

I didn’t. Was it good?

omgwtfbgd

It was amazing. :/

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