drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
1858 tasting notes

This is from the Traveling Tea Box. Wheeee!

I was excited about this one because I really like puerh tea! I have had very little DavidsTea and that has been samples and mostly long ago.

I followed their directions for steeping. The aroma is nice puerh and chocolate with a hint of orange. One thing I wasn’t wild about is that there is an oil slick on top of my cup. It isn’t a deal breaker but I really don’t remember seeing this with other teas I drink. The sip is a bit disappointing at first. There is so much chocolate scent and the puerh base comes through so well, but the actual taste is tea with orange. There is only a hint of the chocolate. The puerh is more muted than I thought it would be. Perhaps I should stir it up or add seem of my own chocolate so that the taste matches the aroma.

One plus is that the second steep is much like the first without a noticeable diminishing of flavor, though I feel like the taste has morphed a bit.

This isn’t bad, I will enjoy it and I will share it with friends, but it doesn’t make me want to put in an order with DavidsTea. Once you have tried Lupicia’s Chocolate Strawberry Puerh, it is hard to love another flavored puerh.

SimplyJenW

Hmmm. Now I need a glass of wine. Your ‘auto correct’ got me. :)

ashmanra

LOL! I just saw it! I guess I better get that fixed! :D

Bonnie

Wheeee!

ashmanra

I fixed it!

SimplyJenW

And I had my wine! Yes, the power of suggestion runs strong in my family….LOL!

ashmanra

You go, Jen! :)

Kittenna

IMO, some batches of Chocolate Orange were way better than others. One batch I had was amazing, very chocolatey, deliciously orangey, and not fishy. The other batch was enough fishy to ruin it and mask any possible good flavours. Sigh.

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SimplyJenW

Hmmm. Now I need a glass of wine. Your ‘auto correct’ got me. :)

ashmanra

LOL! I just saw it! I guess I better get that fixed! :D

Bonnie

Wheeee!

ashmanra

I fixed it!

SimplyJenW

And I had my wine! Yes, the power of suggestion runs strong in my family….LOL!

ashmanra

You go, Jen! :)

Kittenna

IMO, some batches of Chocolate Orange were way better than others. One batch I had was amazing, very chocolatey, deliciously orangey, and not fishy. The other batch was enough fishy to ruin it and mask any possible good flavours. Sigh.

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