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Wow! This is THE most chocolatey tea I have ever tasted. Rich, Decadent. It really is like dessert in a cup. Definitely staple-worthy! (Yes, I just made up a word!) The second steep was not quite as strong in the chocolate department, but still thoroughly enjoyable. This will so help me stay away from too many sweets!

Thank you Dinosara for the awesome HoppiTEA!

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Dinosara

Glad to know this one is awesome! I am going to have to get some eventually, because it just sounded too good.

gmathis

Staple-worthy is a great word. My list of said teas is getting longer by the minute.

feiniel

it’s rich probably because the milk chocolate chips melt when you brew it. i’d be tempted but i’m allergic to milk!

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Dinosara

Glad to know this one is awesome! I am going to have to get some eventually, because it just sounded too good.

gmathis

Staple-worthy is a great word. My list of said teas is getting longer by the minute.

feiniel

it’s rich probably because the milk chocolate chips melt when you brew it. i’d be tempted but i’m allergic to milk!

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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