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I was surprised that this tea looked a bit more like a fruit blend than a chocolate one. For some reason it reminded me a little bit of a cranberry blend I had in the past. It might just be the bright bits of red. As a little side note, I have to say that the tea did not appear to be all that fresh. It might just be that it got a little bit beaten up in the mail, but the blend itself looked musty and not too appealing. This didn’t stop me from making a cup and I’m actually quite glad I did.

After water has been added, this cup smells sweet and grassy. Sipping.. I taste mostly a rather pungent white tea. It’s very grassy, but not in the ‘just picked’ kind of way. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s like really dry straw and moist plants. Yes, an odd combination… but true for me! I do get a little bit of white chocolate in the swallow. It’s interesting because it comes out of nowhere, but I like it. I wish I could taste those smooth and buttery notes that one often gets with white chocolate. I think the flavors could be tweaked a little bit because it’s a tad strange.

Thank you to Steap Shoppe for a sample of this tea!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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