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drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
1144 tasting notes

Wow. This is… wow.

The description sounds delicious, and I’ve loved everything tgtea now that I’ve had. I’ve shared this with a few people, however this is the first time I’ve tried it. I must say, I wish I’d tried it sooner.

It smells like cocoa and malt out of the bag, and even more like cocoa after steeping, with a bit of the black base shining through. I taste cream first, then dark, dry cocoa, then something sweet and almost cloying after the sip – so much so that my mouth is watering. Vanilla? Ice cream? Burnt caramel? It’s lovely whatever it is, and I want it to linger forever. Zero sweetener in this one, although I can imagine it being fantabulous with milk and sweetener.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Mmmmm. I’m extremely impressionable this evening—-haven’t read a tasting note that doesn’t make me covetous.

ifjuly

gmathis, i know right?! haha.

JustJames

hmmmmm…… tempted to go and get into my sample!

Fjellrev

Oh I like the sound of that.

MissB

Tempted? I’m just worried JustJames that the best part of this is the part you may miss? It was hard to tell. As it got cooler I liked it less, it got a bitter quality to it – bitter like unsweetened chocolate bitter.

JustJames

… aw! no! caramelly stuff? hmph. what is my problem? and what does butiki do differently from EVERYONE else? maybe stacy uses magic words. you know what they say… try try … try, try, try….. try……….. try again. =0)

MissB

It’s only at the very end, and for all I know, it’s vanilla. It’s something really sweet though, maybe ice cream -like. Try it? If you hate it, pass it along to your caramel-loving Steepsterites. ;)

JustJames

so… to sil. fiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

MissB

Hey, I’d try it first. It is one of those tgteas. ;)

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gmathis

Mmmmm. I’m extremely impressionable this evening—-haven’t read a tasting note that doesn’t make me covetous.

ifjuly

gmathis, i know right?! haha.

JustJames

hmmmmm…… tempted to go and get into my sample!

Fjellrev

Oh I like the sound of that.

MissB

Tempted? I’m just worried JustJames that the best part of this is the part you may miss? It was hard to tell. As it got cooler I liked it less, it got a bitter quality to it – bitter like unsweetened chocolate bitter.

JustJames

… aw! no! caramelly stuff? hmph. what is my problem? and what does butiki do differently from EVERYONE else? maybe stacy uses magic words. you know what they say… try try … try, try, try….. try……….. try again. =0)

MissB

It’s only at the very end, and for all I know, it’s vanilla. It’s something really sweet though, maybe ice cream -like. Try it? If you hate it, pass it along to your caramel-loving Steepsterites. ;)

JustJames

so… to sil. fiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

MissB

Hey, I’d try it first. It is one of those tgteas. ;)

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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