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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
321 tasting notes

I’m going to be one of the very few people to say this, but I don’t care for this tea at all. I find it to be… strange. The first steep, I didn’t know that you were suppose to rinse the leaves. I almost never drink pu’erhs and I didn’t see the rinsing thing anywhere on the packaging or on the website. But now that I’ve looked around a bit online, I see that, and I gotta say… that’s kinda weird.. haha
Anyway, so I tossed my first steep after I saw that, and resteeped it for a few minutes. The second steep is definitely better, but I still don’t really care for it at all. I think the earthy-ness is too much for me, and I definitely get the fishiness that someone else was talking about. I get that smell pretty good.

This came in a sample pack that I got as a gift, so I only have a little. I don’t think I’ll be keeping what little I have left. It’s too bad, ‘cause so many people rave about it. I think it’s just my personal tastes. I’m not for the more earthy smelling/tasting teas…
Sorry Oh Christmas Treat… I just can’t do it… :(

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I think this is a tea where the batches were not uniform. I received three packets of this tea last year (all from different DTs across Canada) and while one was definitely fishy and unpleasant, the tea from one of the packets was amazing and truly tasted like a chocolate orange (albeit a bit “earthy”). Unfortunate :( And I didn’t rinse, as DT instructions didn’t indicate I should (although being more experienced now, I might if brewing it again).

Indigobloom

I was about to say the same as Kittenna! My first batch of this was amazing, but my second one was sub par. Actually I find that with a few DT teas. Teaopia as well, not sure if the same applies to Teavana

TheKesser

lol I just got this one again in a sample pack that my dad got for me. I’m going to try it again. This one smells very different from the last one, so maybe it’s a better batch?

Kittenna

I’ve found that with multiple DavidsTeas, sadly. Like the fiasco with ‘Oh Canada’. I had no idea how people thought it tasted so, so awful, but I’m convinced now that it was a batch issue.

I hope this one’s better!!

TheKesser

lol thanks, me too! I think I might try it this afternoon after work.

Steph73

I wasn’t liking this tea a whole lot either (got it in a Christmas sampler pack). I also didn’t realize that I had to rinse the first steep, so I will try again. I really WANT to like it, as I enjoy orange chocolate, so my fingers are crossed that once I give it an inital rinse, it might be more tasty to me.

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Kittenna

I think this is a tea where the batches were not uniform. I received three packets of this tea last year (all from different DTs across Canada) and while one was definitely fishy and unpleasant, the tea from one of the packets was amazing and truly tasted like a chocolate orange (albeit a bit “earthy”). Unfortunate :( And I didn’t rinse, as DT instructions didn’t indicate I should (although being more experienced now, I might if brewing it again).

Indigobloom

I was about to say the same as Kittenna! My first batch of this was amazing, but my second one was sub par. Actually I find that with a few DT teas. Teaopia as well, not sure if the same applies to Teavana

TheKesser

lol I just got this one again in a sample pack that my dad got for me. I’m going to try it again. This one smells very different from the last one, so maybe it’s a better batch?

Kittenna

I’ve found that with multiple DavidsTeas, sadly. Like the fiasco with ‘Oh Canada’. I had no idea how people thought it tasted so, so awful, but I’m convinced now that it was a batch issue.

I hope this one’s better!!

TheKesser

lol thanks, me too! I think I might try it this afternoon after work.

Steph73

I wasn’t liking this tea a whole lot either (got it in a Christmas sampler pack). I also didn’t realize that I had to rinse the first steep, so I will try again. I really WANT to like it, as I enjoy orange chocolate, so my fingers are crossed that once I give it an inital rinse, it might be more tasty to me.

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I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer and “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs).

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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