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drank Spicy Chocolate by Kusmi Tea
911 tasting notes

This one is a freebie teabag that was put in my recent(-ish) Kusmi order. I’m not a huge spice-in-my-tea type girl, but hey, always up for trying stuff. (Well, almost always.) And I do enjoy Lindt’s Chili dark chocolate so who knows!

The smell is more cinnamon spicy than cayenne spicy (and I was anticipating/wanting more cayenne so that’s kind of uninspiring). The chocolate is there in the smell, somewhere between a cocoa and a not-so-creamy, kind of cheap milk chocolate. So far this isn’t looking good.

The taste isn’t all that… well, all that anything. It’s a bit warm spicy. Warmer than cinnamon, not as warm as cayenne. The chocolate… isn’t. I mean, maybe there is a faint hint of it but it’s more like Tootsie Roll chocolate than chocolate bar chocolate and the strength is more like licking the wrapper than eating the Tootsie Roll.

All in all, it’s just kind of boring. It’s not bad. But it’s not great either. It’s not going to turn me into a spicy-in-my-tea fan but it’s not going to turn me off of tea, either. I give it a solid ‘meh’.

(By the way, is it just me or are notices not working? I mean, the little red number shows up but I can’t get to the page to see them detailed.)

__Morgana__

What you said is pretty much exactly how I felt about this, though I probably like spices in tea a bit more than you do — if I didn’t focus on the lack of chocolate flavor it was a decent spice tea.

Auggy

I did like the warmth of the spices, that was nice. But I felt like it needed more oomph in a flavor other than spice to make it a good tea, you know? Give it a little depth or something.

__Morgana__

Yeah, in general I have found that the things that Kusmi does well they do very very well, and they things they don’t are kind of fair to middling.

Ninavampi

I really need to get around to trying Kusmi…

Auggy

Morgana, I think that’s a fair assessment of Kusmi. And I seem to have the same complain for the fair to middling ones – kind of bland/no depth.
Ninavampi, Check your PMs! :)

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__Morgana__

What you said is pretty much exactly how I felt about this, though I probably like spices in tea a bit more than you do — if I didn’t focus on the lack of chocolate flavor it was a decent spice tea.

Auggy

I did like the warmth of the spices, that was nice. But I felt like it needed more oomph in a flavor other than spice to make it a good tea, you know? Give it a little depth or something.

__Morgana__

Yeah, in general I have found that the things that Kusmi does well they do very very well, and they things they don’t are kind of fair to middling.

Ninavampi

I really need to get around to trying Kusmi…

Auggy

Morgana, I think that’s a fair assessment of Kusmi. And I seem to have the same complain for the fair to middling ones – kind of bland/no depth.
Ninavampi, Check your PMs! :)

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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!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


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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