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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
696 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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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

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: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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