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drank Cocoa Haven by Teas.com.au
37 tasting notes

Yumo – there’s just no other word for it.

This tea is definitely a good chocolate tea, in fact it’s so good that it confuses the heck out of me. When I took my first sip I actually thought I was drinking a hot chocolate – it’s that chocolatey – and that was without milk. The only tea I take milk with is Chai so I didn’t put milk with this but I imagine it’d pair very well with milk for a ‘fuller’ experience. I didn’t add any sugar and found it to be the perfect amount of sweetness, it was sweet enough to not taste any bitterness of the black tea and not over sweet. If you like your tea sweet you could put sugar with it but I’d recommend less than usually do.

While that carob is probably heavier than the cocoa I didn’t see that as detracting from the taste. Without milk this is a light chocolate drink that tastes like a ‘standard’ hot chocolate so it’s in no way overdoing the act and leaves you feeling that you could easily eat a desert with this – in fact I had it with a home made double chocolate fudge cookie and it paired up very nicely.

I don’t think it works as a desert replacement tea as this made me want more chocolate not less, but it definitely does work as a chocolate tea, a very delicious chocolate tea that tastes natural. It does such a good job of approximating a hot chocolate that I would actually rather have this tea than a genuine hot chocolate, which I always feel quite icky after having because of all the milk.

You know you’re drinking tea, but you don’t have bitterness and the chocolate quality is very heavy – you could almost get away with giving it to a non tea drinker and probably more so if you added milk.

I would definitely recommend this to those on the hunt for a good chocolate tea and anyone wanting to have a hot chocolate without the sugar & milk.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Devilish

Wow! Seems this is the tea for chocoholics like me!!! Sounds so delicious… :9 drooling

Winter Salo

Mmm… yes it is good. I’d love for them to do one of those blind taste tests with this and hot chocolates and see if people can tell it’s tea or just think it’s a different kind of style. I almost got my non tea drinking friend to try it but he was all like ‘it better not be tea’ and I was like ‘darn! if only you hadn’t said that I could have sneaked it in.’

Devilish

Haha… so close! This is certainly a good tea to start with since it’s so chocolatey. He has missed the chance to fall in love with tea!

Winter Salo

I think he’s a lost cause… but I shant surrender!

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Devilish

Wow! Seems this is the tea for chocoholics like me!!! Sounds so delicious… :9 drooling

Winter Salo

Mmm… yes it is good. I’d love for them to do one of those blind taste tests with this and hot chocolates and see if people can tell it’s tea or just think it’s a different kind of style. I almost got my non tea drinking friend to try it but he was all like ‘it better not be tea’ and I was like ‘darn! if only you hadn’t said that I could have sneaked it in.’

Devilish

Haha… so close! This is certainly a good tea to start with since it’s so chocolatey. He has missed the chance to fall in love with tea!

Winter Salo

I think he’s a lost cause… but I shant surrender!

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I love tea, I love trying new teas, start the day with a cup of black, end with a herbal and enjoy everything in between.

I’m from Melbourne, Australia.

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