547 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Meghann for sharing some of this tea with me! This is a good & solid flavored black tea. I like the sweetness that turns into coconut in the swallow. I’m not tasting any of the creamy or pie parts, just the coconut against a black background. The black tea is a bit stronger than I would have liked, but this is a pleasant cup!
I’ve tried many different chocolate teas in the past.. MANY and most of them have been mediocre. I was thinking about just drinking hot chocolate instead of tea until I brewed a hot cup of Chocolate Truffle! This tea is fantastic. It’s dark, has a rich smell and to be honest, doesn’t taste like tea. I wouldn’t say that the flavor is PURE, dripping and thick chocolate. Yes, it’s chocolate.. but it’s more of a bitter/baking chocolate taste. This tea strangely feels thicker in the mouth. This sensation combined with the flavor has me gulping it down without thinking that it’s tea. The aftertaste is of black tea leaves.. making me feel that the tea doesn’t want to be forgotten. “I’m here, too!” it whispers. A nice combination of a bitter chocolate & black tea. Delish.
Spot52 was kind enough to trade some of this tea. I popped open the bag and found that it was just a hint of rooibos smothered by a bit of a medicinal scent. Brewed, I’m not tasting any white chocolate or toffee. The scent is familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It reminds me of some kind of liquor or medicine. This tea has so much potential, but there is just so much going on.. and way too much power from that odd flavor/scent.
I saw this and wanted to try it so I grabbed a bag today from a restaurant. It actually reminded me of TeaFrog’s chocolate cream except it was far less bitter! I was a little concerned with the 5 minute steep time, but it wasn’t really bitter. It definitely brewed a deep, dark brown.. So much that I was expecting something too bold. This was just a nice black tea with a hint of chocolate and a bunch of coconut. The coconut stood out to me the most. I will try this tea again next time I’m at that restaurant. Not my favorite dessert tea, but still makes a tasty cup!
This is very good! I haven’t tried it with milk or sugar yet, but I’m not sure if I want to. It’s sweet with just a hint of black tea. I typically like it when my black tea is swallowed up by a sweet flavor. I taste a bit of chocolate (not a large amount, but enough) and none of the cream, unfortunately. The flavors blend nicely with the black tea. Delish! Thanks lori! I’ll be ordering some of this later.
Okay, but I still like Coconut Custard more! The dry leaf has almost a tangy yogurt smell. It reminded me a lot of some sweet yogurt drink I had when I was younger. When steeped, there is a bit of a floral scent. This tea is just alright. A tiny bit drying after you swallow. It’s sweet, but I don’t really taste individual honey or vanilla.
This is probably my new favorite rooibos! I love rooibos and I love sweet dessert teas… what a perfect combination this is! I don’t detect something that is pure coconut.. I’m just getting a creamy, almost honey-like sweetness instead. This is so smooth! The perfect balance between rooibos and sweetness. I don’t know how, but it’s quickly soared to the top of my list. Delicious! I won’t ever go without this blend in my cupboard.