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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
158 tasting notes

I got this as a nice extra surprise in a swap with Indigobloom! I was really happy with this extra tidbit since I have been wanting to try it! Somehow, I believe Indigobloom read my mid because I hadn’t included it in my shopping list… Yay! Thanks soo much!

My first impression when I sniffed it was white chocolate tea. Interesting considering I believe that this has no white chocolate in it… But, luckily I love white. Hoc plate, so I hoped that they the smell would hold up in the flavor.

Once steeped, I smelled Bai Mu Dan, some chocolate sweetness and an afterthought of black tea. I was surprised that the black tea didn’t take over. Unsweetened the tea was light but had something artificial going on… There was something chemical that didn’t let me enjoy this tea fully. Sweetened, it was smoother and it tasted something like what I imagine white chocolate Bai Mu Dan would taste like. There was an astringent note that I assume was contribution mainly of the black tea. I couldn’t quite find the chamomile, but this was ok with me considering I don’t love it.

Over all, it was unimpressive but not bad. It was just not one of those teas that blows you away and immediately has you wondering how you can get your hands on more. I am very very happy I got to try it. Now I know that I don’t like it enough to but it. Oh well….

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I hope you can give this another chance…maybe try a longer steep and sweet with milk. Helps to bring out the coconut I think and the chocolate (or mocha). Oh well, if not…everyone has their own taste. It’s ok after all.

Indigobloom

Not my fave either, but I figured there are so many great reviews, it can’t be so bad. Atleast we have the same tastes Ninavampi :)
Bonnie: I’m jealous of you now, for liking this one lol

Bonnie

Yep be jealous…I’m old and crazy…I kicked my coffee table by accident today and broke my toe #2 and it hurts so here I am writing dumb stuff on steepster! Maybe I should be blogging on an Alcohol Website Drinking Booze to dull the pain!!! Ha!

Indigobloom

Ouches! Do you have any Arnica Montana in the house? it helped me with my broken pinkie toe a few years back! there are indigestible tablets, and topical treatments.

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Bonnie

I hope you can give this another chance…maybe try a longer steep and sweet with milk. Helps to bring out the coconut I think and the chocolate (or mocha). Oh well, if not…everyone has their own taste. It’s ok after all.

Indigobloom

Not my fave either, but I figured there are so many great reviews, it can’t be so bad. Atleast we have the same tastes Ninavampi :)
Bonnie: I’m jealous of you now, for liking this one lol

Bonnie

Yep be jealous…I’m old and crazy…I kicked my coffee table by accident today and broke my toe #2 and it hurts so here I am writing dumb stuff on steepster! Maybe I should be blogging on an Alcohol Website Drinking Booze to dull the pain!!! Ha!

Indigobloom

Ouches! Do you have any Arnica Montana in the house? it helped me with my broken pinkie toe a few years back! there are indigestible tablets, and topical treatments.

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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