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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Yesterday was the best tea-mail day ever. I received several samples of Thank You tea from DaisyChubb (mostly David’s…yum!), a more than generous parcel of Thank You tea from our own resident Ambassador of Tea Good Will QuiltGuppy, and my order of Cinnamon Roll Honeybush. I am awed by the generosity and friendship (as well as awesome tea!) of this community. Really, it is all of us who make it such a worthwhile place. (Jason has a hand in it, too, of course!) Thank you! This is the kind of community that restores your faith in humanity.

On to the tea. This is hands down the best mate blend I have ever tasted. It is smooth, it starts with chocolate, and the raspberry note comes in at the end, but you almost have to squint your eyes to catch it. It is a seemless transition, and oh, so good. Man, I am seeing an order to David’s in the near future. Thanks to DaisyChubb for this particular sample, and thank you to my other Canadian tea swappers for enabling me to try before dropping $50 on a few guesses.

Jumbo Mug (16 oz), 2 tsp mate blend, freshly boiled water, 4 1/2 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

I hear you loud and clear! I got a box from Jenn yesterday that made me quiver! I have already invited a friend over to have tea with me today to try out some of the new goodies! :)

teawing

QG has some serious titles, and a legacy of service to tea…

DaisyChubb

yay I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I drink this one pretty much every morning, it’s my favorite chocolate tea so far b^_^ What an awesome tea day for you yesterday – you’ll be good to go for the Long weekend :D

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ashmanra

I hear you loud and clear! I got a box from Jenn yesterday that made me quiver! I have already invited a friend over to have tea with me today to try out some of the new goodies! :)

teawing

QG has some serious titles, and a legacy of service to tea…

DaisyChubb

yay I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I drink this one pretty much every morning, it’s my favorite chocolate tea so far b^_^ What an awesome tea day for you yesterday – you’ll be good to go for the Long weekend :D

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

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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