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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Wow. That was all I could say for a little bit after trying this. This tea is just wonderful. Thanks so much to Bonnie for sending me a sample. Also, this is my first experience with pu-erh, so if it sounds like I have no clue what I’m talking about, that’s because it’s true.

The smell of this tea dry is exactly like a chocolate orange. I exercised great self restraint by not eating the chocolate bits out. After steeping, the sweet smells calm down some, and what I can only assume is the pu-erh smell makes an appearance. The tea looks dark and murky, but that means the chocolate melted! It definitely tastes like a chocolate orange as well, with a taste at the end that is most likely the pu-erh. I’m not sure exactly how to describe that taste. This is definitely going to the top of my “BUY NOW” list. Now if only I could find some of that Santa’s Secret.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Emilie

I did a second cup with the same leaves, and I love how different it is! Obviously there isn’t much chocolate flavor, as most of that melted into the first cup. There’s still a flavor of the orange, but the pu-erh really came out this time! And I definitely like it. I was a little worried at first because I smelt a bit of the fishy smell when I was steeping, but it’s not in the taste at all.

Bonnie

Glad you liked it! Did you add any milk or sweetening to make a latte? This is one of my fav’s!

Emilie

No, I liked it so much on its own that I didn’t even think to add anything! I am interested in trying it as a latte though. What would be the best way to do that in a dorm room? I have a microwave, and a stove down the hall.

Bonnie

Just add some agave or whatever you like to make it a bit sweet and some milk or cream (I use can milk mostly because I live alone and can get smaller amounts so I’m not wasteful) …I bet you can get some kind of small cream in a cafe…just add to the tea. Honey has it’s own flavor and for me I prefer to add it to black tea (or any for me) that is not flavored or complex just a basic tea.

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Emilie

I did a second cup with the same leaves, and I love how different it is! Obviously there isn’t much chocolate flavor, as most of that melted into the first cup. There’s still a flavor of the orange, but the pu-erh really came out this time! And I definitely like it. I was a little worried at first because I smelt a bit of the fishy smell when I was steeping, but it’s not in the taste at all.

Bonnie

Glad you liked it! Did you add any milk or sweetening to make a latte? This is one of my fav’s!

Emilie

No, I liked it so much on its own that I didn’t even think to add anything! I am interested in trying it as a latte though. What would be the best way to do that in a dorm room? I have a microwave, and a stove down the hall.

Bonnie

Just add some agave or whatever you like to make it a bit sweet and some milk or cream (I use can milk mostly because I live alone and can get smaller amounts so I’m not wasteful) …I bet you can get some kind of small cream in a cafe…just add to the tea. Honey has it’s own flavor and for me I prefer to add it to black tea (or any for me) that is not flavored or complex just a basic tea.

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I’m a premed student at a university near Austin. I’ve recently started getting very much into tea, but I’m still learning. I’ve lived in Hawaii, Mississippi, Colorado, Maryland, and California, and each place has it’s own charm, but Colorado was definitely my favorite place. I also knit quite a bit and sell things on my etsy when I’m not busy with school.
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