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drank ChocoNut by Teavana
952 tasting notes

Having had a less than great experience with flavored green teas, and never having tried a chocolate green tea before, I was a little wary of this one. And I was pleasantly surprised. It’s pretty good.

The tea is pretty, with whole chamomile flowers in it, as well as nuts and little bits of chocolate, etc. adding texture and color to the green of the leaves. It smells nutty and chocolatey, sort of liquer-like.

The liquor is pale yellow, like many green tea liquors, but cloudy from the dissolution of various other ingredients. It has a chocolatey sweet smell.

The taste was surpising to me. I didn’t find the tea bitter. It wasn’t the main event, but it could have turned the experience into a bad one had it been an unimpressive or bitter green tea. Mostly, the flavor is a somewhat delicate, chocolatey, nutty, spicy combination that hit the spot after a really long day.

BTW, I am now the proud owner of a Bodybugg! I got it for my birthday and it is sooo cool. It’s giving me a much needed boost of motivation to lose those last 10 lbs I’ve been working on for a while now. Love it, love it, love it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Happy Belated Birthday! :-)

__Morgana__

Thank you!

Rabs

What a super-cool present! I’ve got about 7 lbs to go and they are ever-so-slooowly coming off. Like plateau…plateau…plateau…lose 1/10th of a pound…plateau…etc. :P

__Morgana__

Yeah, I know, it’s frustrating. And then I figure, I’m not losing the weight so why am I depriving myself. And then I gain a pound. Ugh.

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Happy Belated Birthday! :-)

__Morgana__

Thank you!

Rabs

What a super-cool present! I’ve got about 7 lbs to go and they are ever-so-slooowly coming off. Like plateau…plateau…plateau…lose 1/10th of a pound…plateau…etc. :P

__Morgana__

Yeah, I know, it’s frustrating. And then I figure, I’m not losing the weight so why am I depriving myself. And then I gain a pound. Ugh.

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I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

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Bay Area, California

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http://www.jjroth.net

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