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This tea arrived today from Amazon—yay!

This brews a shade lighter then the Teas Etc. pu’erh I have now. The scent is very much like a tablet of Ibarra chocolate from Mexico—which is a dry, bittersweet, cinnamon-infused cocoa. I don’t taste much of the earthy puerh—I get mostly the cocoa—but the earthiness is in there somehow adding depth. I would describe this tea as a bittersweet, “powdery” tasting cinnamon cocoa (not chocolate—which (obviously) is smoother and creamier) with a lingering sugariness (due to the rooibos?). When the liquid cools, a hint of woodsy mushroom appears and the earthiness becomes more pronounced. And I could detect a hint of citrus.

In short, this is yummy and very easy to drink. Try this if you’re at all a fan of chocolate…especially dark chocolate.

Cofftea

I don’t get mushroom from this… thank God:)

Stephanie

lol! It’s my synonym for “earthy”…so it’s not majorly "mushroom*—more like a mild “non-threatening” button mushroom (which, to me, doesn’t really taste like a mushroom at all). :)
Because of your notes, I felt compelled to try this tea—and I’m glad I did! Thank you! :)

Cofftea

No thanks needed- your tasting notes are enough!=D

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Cofftea

I don’t get mushroom from this… thank God:)

Stephanie

lol! It’s my synonym for “earthy”…so it’s not majorly "mushroom*—more like a mild “non-threatening” button mushroom (which, to me, doesn’t really taste like a mushroom at all). :)
Because of your notes, I felt compelled to try this tea—and I’m glad I did! Thank you! :)

Cofftea

No thanks needed- your tasting notes are enough!=D

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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
90-100: I am in love! A must have at all times! :D
80-89: This is good. It is full-tin worthy! :))
79-70: This is okay. Glad I tried it. Might get more. :)
69-60: Meh. I’m indifferent. Neither here nor there, this is Tea Purgatory. :/
59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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