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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

First things first – I do not like the idea of chocolate in tea. That is what hot chocolate is for. That said, I’ve wanted to try this for a little while – I really like mint, and I realize that I have to try chocolate in tea sometime so I took the plunge. Well, really, I bought some of this for an upcoming bridal shower and tried a cup first. Don’t tell the bride!

Anyway, I brought this home, continuing to be unsure of my thoughts. I brewed a cup right away and am now sipping. I am getting a pretty strong mint taste – I like that. The chocolate comes in as well, but in a weird way on the sip. Almost like I had recently eaten some dark chocolate and am having a mug of minty tea afterward, but still have a bit of chocolate flavour. I think I like it. I’m not really sure. I don’t know that I would buy it for myself because I don’t see the point, but I think I will keep a little bit, in case I ever need it. It’s almost like a cocoa with mint in (something I often do) but much milder on the chocolate.

ps – I bought another tea with chocolate in it for myself. When I push my boundaries, I really push, apparently. We’ll see how that goes.

EDIT – The further I get in the cup, the more I think I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

An addendum: I don’t get any “tea” taste at all.

Meghann M

I didn’t get much tea taste from it either. I am a wee bit jealous that you can pop into DavidsTea and purchase teas. I’ve been plotting an order with them for awhile, but can’t seem to justify it with all the teas in my cupboard.

Glad to hear you are pushing your boundaries, I hope the other chocolate tea works out well for you too!

Uniquity

I love going into David’s Tea…Smelling everything really changes my mind about what I want sometimes – usually adding things to the list, which is dangerous. I prefer smelling in store to online purchasing, which is why my cupboard has so much DT! : )

Nichole

Meghann- PM me if you are interested in sharing a DavidsTea order. .I’ve been plotting and trying to justify an order for a while. . . .

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Uniquity

An addendum: I don’t get any “tea” taste at all.

Meghann M

I didn’t get much tea taste from it either. I am a wee bit jealous that you can pop into DavidsTea and purchase teas. I’ve been plotting an order with them for awhile, but can’t seem to justify it with all the teas in my cupboard.

Glad to hear you are pushing your boundaries, I hope the other chocolate tea works out well for you too!

Uniquity

I love going into David’s Tea…Smelling everything really changes my mind about what I want sometimes – usually adding things to the list, which is dangerous. I prefer smelling in store to online purchasing, which is why my cupboard has so much DT! : )

Nichole

Meghann- PM me if you are interested in sharing a DavidsTea order. .I’ve been plotting and trying to justify an order for a while. . . .

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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