Tried another cup of this from the sample TastyBrew surprised me with. She suggested adding honey, so I did. I think it was definitely better, but unfortunately not a favorite. I’m glad I got to try it though! I can see how some get whoppers from this. Me and chocolate teas….I don’t know…we’re not the friends I wish we were!

whatshesaid

Yup! My thoughts exactly for this!! Too much malt for me..

Fjellrev

All the lukewarm reviews are making me nervous. Mine is sitting in a box unopened.

TastyBrew

Funny, I really like this one. But you have to really love strong roasty teas. I couldn’t drink it every day, but I probably have it about once a week.

Cavocorax

I ended up buying 2oz because the 1oz was sold out, but I’m nervous about trying it too. I guess I could just mix it with a black tea if it ended up being too strong for later infusions…

Fjellrev

Ah, and here I am/was worried about it tasting too much like their other chocolatey teas and/or being too sweet.

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whatshesaid

Yup! My thoughts exactly for this!! Too much malt for me..

Fjellrev

All the lukewarm reviews are making me nervous. Mine is sitting in a box unopened.

TastyBrew

Funny, I really like this one. But you have to really love strong roasty teas. I couldn’t drink it every day, but I probably have it about once a week.

Cavocorax

I ended up buying 2oz because the 1oz was sold out, but I’m nervous about trying it too. I guess I could just mix it with a black tea if it ended up being too strong for later infusions…

Fjellrev

Ah, and here I am/was worried about it tasting too much like their other chocolatey teas and/or being too sweet.

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

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