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drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

The dry leaf smells like cocoa powder and a little dark chocolate. The tea smells pretty much the same but with an added dimension – which I’m pretty sure is the tea but it isn’t strong enough to pick up on smell alone.

The taste is milder than the smell (not hard as the smell is pretty powerful), but it is definitely dark chocolate. I can pick the tea out a bit while it cools but there isn’t a whole lot of nuanced flavor. It’s just dark chocolate and tea. But it isn’t thick, fake or overpowering so I’m really enjoying this cup. It’s almost like having sipping chocolate but without that feeling that I might go into a sugar coma afterward.

It is smooth with zero bitterness and I’m a bit curious to see how it would be with sugar and milk, though it needs neither. This is is easily the best chocolate tea I’ve had.

5g/14oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
S

Auggy, this tea sounds so good right now….I’m going to have to dig around and see if I have anything chocolatey hiding in my tea chest.

Cofftea, what kind of creamer do you use? I’ve been looking for one that doesn’t have partially hydrogenated coconut oil, and haven’t found one yet. (In case you aren’t familiar, partially hydrogenated oil is really really nasty, harmful stuff, and the worst form of trans fat (compared to other oils)…the current RDA is literally 0g—you’re supposed to avoid it at all costs. Pretty easy since it’s not in a lot of food, but it is found in most creamers, from what I’ve seen so far.) Anyway, if you have any recs, let me know :)

Teaman

This sounds curious to me. I’ve tried a tea in the past that was flavored as chocolate mint and it was aweful. I have really enjoyed natural teas that have chocolate notes but I’m assuming this is flavored artificially? or do they add chunks of chocolate. Now I’m a big dark chocolate fan but not necessarily in tea. So that’s why I’m curious on this one, but restrained due to the previous bad experiences.

Auggy

It is flavored with cocoa powder and cocoa nib. If you are a dark chocolate fan and okay with chocolate in tea, I’d recommend this. Very good, natural, realistic flavor.

mattscinto

Have you tried other chocolate flavored teas? How does this one stack up?

fcmonroe

Another tea to add to the shopping list!!

Auggy

I’ve probably had 5 or 6 chocolate (or chocolate + other flavored) teas from 3 or 4 vendors… This one is by far the best.

mattscinto

Awesome. I’ll have to try some!

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S

Auggy, this tea sounds so good right now….I’m going to have to dig around and see if I have anything chocolatey hiding in my tea chest.

Cofftea, what kind of creamer do you use? I’ve been looking for one that doesn’t have partially hydrogenated coconut oil, and haven’t found one yet. (In case you aren’t familiar, partially hydrogenated oil is really really nasty, harmful stuff, and the worst form of trans fat (compared to other oils)…the current RDA is literally 0g—you’re supposed to avoid it at all costs. Pretty easy since it’s not in a lot of food, but it is found in most creamers, from what I’ve seen so far.) Anyway, if you have any recs, let me know :)

Teaman

This sounds curious to me. I’ve tried a tea in the past that was flavored as chocolate mint and it was aweful. I have really enjoyed natural teas that have chocolate notes but I’m assuming this is flavored artificially? or do they add chunks of chocolate. Now I’m a big dark chocolate fan but not necessarily in tea. So that’s why I’m curious on this one, but restrained due to the previous bad experiences.

Auggy

It is flavored with cocoa powder and cocoa nib. If you are a dark chocolate fan and okay with chocolate in tea, I’d recommend this. Very good, natural, realistic flavor.

mattscinto

Have you tried other chocolate flavored teas? How does this one stack up?

fcmonroe

Another tea to add to the shopping list!!

Auggy

I’ve probably had 5 or 6 chocolate (or chocolate + other flavored) teas from 3 or 4 vendors… This one is by far the best.

mattscinto

Awesome. I’ll have to try some!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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