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drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
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I backlogging this tea from yesterday. I only had a tiny bit left, so I made my last cup and smiled as another tea was finished from my stash making room for yummier and newer tea!

The leaves are dark and smell sweet more than chocolaty. They reminded me the scent of a chocolate lotion that I was once gifted. You know it is supposed to be chocolate but it doesn’t quite make you believe it is.

Once brewed it is a darker brew that smells sweet with a hint of chocolate. Unsweetened it tastes just meh… A bit astringent with a hint of something flavored that is not quite distinguishable. Sweetened it turns into a chocolaty sweet liquid that is much better than you would have imagined from the scent. It isn’t the sweetest or the most realistic chocolate tea I have tried, but it is a well pulled of chocolate tea. My biggest complaint is that the scent doesn’t really scream out CHOCOLATE! But oh well… Still tasty!

On a quick side note, isn’t it cool that Chocolate is spelled the same in English and in Spanish?

A few years ago I got to visit a plantation of Cacao trees. I got to eat the white pulpy fruit (yellow and red on the outside) that surrounds the chocolate seed (Sweet and delicious though it tastes nothing like chocolate at all). Then we got to see the entire process from tree to chocolate bar. It is amazing how the seeds smell when they are drying and roasting… The entire farm smelled like chocolate! Yummmmm….

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Indigobloom

omg a chocolate plantation, lucky girl!!

Ninavampi

Yep… That is one of the cool advantages of living in Ecuador! :)

Indigobloom

I am a wee bit jealous!

Skulleigh

The chocolate plantation tour sounds like fun!

I got a chocolate chai from Adagio that was kind of the same way – the smell isn’t quite chocolate, and I think it would help if it was, since much of our sense of taste is in smell.

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Indigobloom

omg a chocolate plantation, lucky girl!!

Ninavampi

Yep… That is one of the cool advantages of living in Ecuador! :)

Indigobloom

I am a wee bit jealous!

Skulleigh

The chocolate plantation tour sounds like fun!

I got a chocolate chai from Adagio that was kind of the same way – the smell isn’t quite chocolate, and I think it would help if it was, since much of our sense of taste is in smell.

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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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