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drank Dubbele Chocolade by Della Terra Teas
117 tasting notes

This tea’s name always gets “Creole Lady Marmalaaaaaaaaaaade ♬” stuck in my head. I’m not a connoisseur of chocolate teas. I think I may have had one, once, but I’m not sure. It’s possible that drinking a few other chocolate blends will ground me, but for now I’m blown away, flying high on cocoa clouds. Like yesterday with the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie1 blend, I again almost ate this tea. Dear, dear Della Terra, if you keep on like this, I assure you, some such accident will occur at some point. =)

Dubbele Chocolade smells so, so, so good. You know how no one laughs quite like babies? If someone doesn’t understand what I mean by “squee,” just go look at a baby laugh. They all squee. There is so much joy to express that they simply can’t contain it in their little bodies. They laugh like they will burst at the seams if they don’t. Joy is to baby as chocolate is to Dubbele Chocolade: it’s like the packet will start dancing in your hands if you don’t open it and let the chocolate out.

Here’s a surprise: I sipped my tea, unsweetened, and it was…good! (The good wasn’t the surprise, the good unsweetened was the surprise.) Not good enough for me to finish it that way, but hey, ♬ it’s my teeeeacup and I’ll brew how I waaant to… ♬ I added some sugar and sipped again, and again it was good. In a pinch, I could drink this as-is, which wins it some major points (and earns it a slightly higher rating than Oatmeal Raisin Cookie). But since I didn’t have to, I didn’t…

It’s that time of year again, when the seasonal stuff appears in supermarkets that the mean people don’t let me have year-round. One such thing is Silk’s line of specialty soy milk. Since my tea was still “just” good and not zomg-amazing, I added some mint chocolate soy milk. I really had no idea what sort of concoction would result from this experiment. I’m happy to report that it was incredible. So incredible, in fact, that I’d drunk half the cup before I sat down to write this, so now I have to turn around and go right back to try for a second steep. Thank you, Della Terra Teas! Dubbele Chocolade joins Oatmeal Raisin Cookie as a citizen of my Happy Place.

Maybe, just maybe, I’ll try a cup plain or with just sugar at some point. But right now, I am having waaaay too much fun experimenting in my beverage lab. I still have a few finishing touches to put on it, but soon I’ll be able to take some photos and share my pride ‘n’ joy with you all. =)

Tea amount: 1 level tsp/~4.75g
Water amount: 6oz/~175mL
Additives: A splash of mint chocolate soy milk and ½ tsp demerara sugar

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

nice! This one has been getting some really positive reviews. I may have to look at picking it up with the oatmeal raisin heh

Nik

As someone with a massive sweet tooth, I am so glad to have been introduced to the concept of “dessert teas”! =)

Sil

heh yeah back in january i went through a 2 week process to cut out my sugar cravings and man it was hard. BUT i’ve cut waaaaay back on my candy/sugar/chocolate intake. Having dessert teas around really helps when i need that sugar/sweet/delicious fix. heh

momo

okay okay I have a gallon of almond/coconut milk in my fridge right now but is that mint chocolate soy milk already mint chocolate when you buy it, because I will now go on the prowl for it.

Nik

Heya, momo! Yes, it’s already mint chocolate when you buy it! It’s one of their seasonal flavours, along with their ’nog. :D
http://silksoymilk.com/products/silk-seasonal/mint-chocolate

If you prefer coconut, So Delicious have their own version.
http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/products/coconut-milk-beverages/mint-chocolate

momo

Oh man I had no idea So Delicious had flavored ones, and pumpkin spice too!!! I hate to say it but I don’t mind this winter stuff halfway through fall anymore…off to Whole Foods!

Bonnie

I give up, I want this!

Claire

I received a sample of this with my DellaTerra order, now I will have to try it sooner rather than later!

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Sil

nice! This one has been getting some really positive reviews. I may have to look at picking it up with the oatmeal raisin heh

Nik

As someone with a massive sweet tooth, I am so glad to have been introduced to the concept of “dessert teas”! =)

Sil

heh yeah back in january i went through a 2 week process to cut out my sugar cravings and man it was hard. BUT i’ve cut waaaaay back on my candy/sugar/chocolate intake. Having dessert teas around really helps when i need that sugar/sweet/delicious fix. heh

momo

okay okay I have a gallon of almond/coconut milk in my fridge right now but is that mint chocolate soy milk already mint chocolate when you buy it, because I will now go on the prowl for it.

Nik

Heya, momo! Yes, it’s already mint chocolate when you buy it! It’s one of their seasonal flavours, along with their ’nog. :D
http://silksoymilk.com/products/silk-seasonal/mint-chocolate

If you prefer coconut, So Delicious have their own version.
http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/products/coconut-milk-beverages/mint-chocolate

momo

Oh man I had no idea So Delicious had flavored ones, and pumpkin spice too!!! I hate to say it but I don’t mind this winter stuff halfway through fall anymore…off to Whole Foods!

Bonnie

I give up, I want this!

Claire

I received a sample of this with my DellaTerra order, now I will have to try it sooner rather than later!

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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