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Hi everyone, at review 490…I finally had Steepster EAT (or DRINK) my whole review of this tea right at the end! %$#@*&!

I’m not going to try and recount the whole review. The last one took 2 hours. I can’t do that again.

Here’s the short version.

This tea reminded me of Black Chocolate by the Tea and Spice Exchange if any of you have had that one before. I liked that tea.

This is very dark chocolaty as advertised. Not creamy in a way that stands out though and I can’t understand why cream flavor was added. I personally wouldn’t drink this without sweetening it, because sweetening makes the chocolate even stronger.
I tried some tea with cream which was the best way to drink it for my taste.

What I didn’t like was the aftertaste. The tea becomes sour.
I know that up front the flavor is good and chocolaty, but after a minute you’re left with an artificial flavor sourness that comes from too much artificial flavoring. BLECH!
Chocolate makes the sourness worse in my opinion.

I’m keeping an open mind and hope the other chocolate tea’s are not as sour.

I had a great meal out with my family tonight, and this was my dessert when I got home. My first review (that Steepster gobbled up) said the same thing about the sourness so I’m not venting or writing this because of a bad mood.

There has to be a better way to flavor Chocolate tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C
Mrnixonpants

That happened to me earlier today only I caught on to what was happening and was able to copy my text before I lost it!

Bonnie

Lucky you! I’ll be careful!

Kittenna

I just ordered a Try Me pack with this in it. Hoping my experience is better than yours!

Bonnie

Me too. But I haven’t tried the other flavors and this was the darkest probably. Maybe the others have less flavoring and would be better.

Indigobloom

STE does it best I find! but it has to be drunk fast, within a few months, or else the tea starts getting too astringent for me

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Mrnixonpants

That happened to me earlier today only I caught on to what was happening and was able to copy my text before I lost it!

Bonnie

Lucky you! I’ll be careful!

Kittenna

I just ordered a Try Me pack with this in it. Hoping my experience is better than yours!

Bonnie

Me too. But I haven’t tried the other flavors and this was the darkest probably. Maybe the others have less flavoring and would be better.

Indigobloom

STE does it best I find! but it has to be drunk fast, within a few months, or else the tea starts getting too astringent for me

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Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
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I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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