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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
2169 tasting notes

Thank you to Emilie for a generous sample of this tea! I am not one to shy away from pu-erh in any form so I figured I might like this.

The dry leaf smells very chocolate-y and orange! I wasn’t sure how long to steep this for, but after looking over the other tasting notes and DT’s website, I decided to go for 5 minutes steeped in regular infuser mug method.

I did give this tea a quick rinse in boiling water so I don’t know how much that impacts the flavor. After steeping, my cup smells very citrusy and earthy. I’m not sure where this pu-erh comes from but in my opinion it is lacking somewhat in flavor; after steeping it for so long I’d imagine it would pack more of a wallop. I do drink a ton of pu-erh, and I drink it almost every day, so I can fairly well discern the base of this tea is nothing too special (I apologize if that sounds snobby, no offense intended).

The orange in this blend is fairly strong and I am getting a little bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. The ingredients seem to go together well but I’m a little underwhelmed by this one, probably would not purchase it for myself though it makes for a nice after lunch treat. :)

Calling David Duckler… let’s see a Verdant version of this. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Like Chocolate Chamomile Curiousity Brew, but with orange flavouring? Or a pu’erh base mixed with Laoshan Black and orange peel? I’d try it :P

TeaBrat

I was just thinking one of their pu-erhs mixed with chocolate shavings and organic orange peel would be divine but it wouldn’t be that hard to make one myself I guess. :)

Amariel

I don’t think that you need to rinse this. I never do. I would think that rinsing this particular tea would remove some of the chocolate flakes as well.

TeaBrat

thanks, I will try it again without rinsing!

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Kittenna

Like Chocolate Chamomile Curiousity Brew, but with orange flavouring? Or a pu’erh base mixed with Laoshan Black and orange peel? I’d try it :P

TeaBrat

I was just thinking one of their pu-erhs mixed with chocolate shavings and organic orange peel would be divine but it wouldn’t be that hard to make one myself I guess. :)

Amariel

I don’t think that you need to rinse this. I never do. I would think that rinsing this particular tea would remove some of the chocolate flakes as well.

TeaBrat

thanks, I will try it again without rinsing!

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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