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Last of the teas from the chocolate try me pack.. Well, I guess there is one more, but I can’t drink it because of the peppermint. Gave it to my fiance who took it iced to work, so maybe I’ll have him review that one later.
Anyway, back to THIS tea. I taste the chocolate and the strawberry flavors ALMOST equally. To me the strawberry comes through a little bit stronger than the chocolate. There is a nice tartness to the strawberry flavor. But I wish both of these flavors were stronger.. especially the chocolate.
Hmm, I’m not feelin’ this one. I was hoping for serious cinnamon flavor, but it’s just not there. In fact, before adding sugar I could barely taste anything at all. After the sugar there is a faint cinnamon taste, and the base tea is there but it’s weak. No vanilla. There wasn’t even the crackle from the pop rocks. I am disappoint.
I purchased this tea because I am looking for a substitute for my genuine love for Mexican Hot Chocolate. I love the combination of bittersweet chocolate mixed with the canela, cloves and other spices in a good Mexican Hot Chocolate. But, when I am in the middle of a workday, I don’t have access to my chocolate melter and frother, and so I am Mexican Hot Chocolate-deprived.
This tea actually did a nice job of filling that need for me. I drank it straight—without adding any milk or sugar. I think it would have worked even better with a bit of both. The chocolate bits come through subtly, but distinctly, and there is a nice balance of the other herbs. I don’t know much about Pu-Erh tea in general, but I was pleased that I didn’t get any of the astringency that I dislike when I steep many black teas for longer than a minute. All in all a pleasant cup of tea.
I was rather surprised by this tea. Upon opening the bag it came in, the scent was very strong (and honestly, it smelled more like a Yankee Candle smell than a tea smell). But, surprisingly, when I brewed it up, I found it unexpectedly light in flavor. To be honest, I didn’t get much apple or cinnamon flavor at all; the strongest flavor I got was the almonds. I think I ought to try it again, because I still have trouble believing that a tea that has this strong a scent could have so little flavor. So, consider this review a first draft! :-)
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this tea. I received it in a tasting pack from Della Terra Teas. I find that most tropical fruit flavored teas are overwhelmed by the fruit flavors, leaving room for nothing but tea (and making me feel like I am drinking some sort of chemical concotion that was developed in a mad scientists laboratory). But this tea had a nice light scent, and the flavors of the pineapple and mango just came through to brighten the cup without overwhelming it. I was pleasantly surprised.
Alright, this is my last try with Eight Candles. I steeped 2 teaspoons in boiling water for almost three minutes (about 2:50) in my 12 oz. cup, and I’m still not impressed with this one. Sure, it’s a little marshmallowy (not really much caramel to speak of), but the tea itself is kind of bitter no matter what I seem to do. Perhaps I got a bad batch? Anyway, I’m really not thrilled with this, since through my tastings all I’ve gotten was bitter black…I like black tea, I really do, but it sure doesn’t need to taste like this. Disappointing.
Sip down! I also did a brainless pour from my tea pot, missing my cup completely, pouring right on my lap. At least the tea wasn’t really hot.
Felt like trying this tea at 185F instead of the lower recommended temperature.
It came out really malty and chocolately, but with a weird, dry aftertaste. I kinda like it like this for the flavor. Alas, good bye White Chocolate. If I can sip down a few more Della Terras, I probably will do another order.
Cuppa the afternoon…..
This is really good, but not something I must have in my cupboard. The girl scout in me is probably screaming right now, but I think I prefer others from Della Terra over this one.
I get light notes of chocolate, and I can taste the grahm, but I think I am missing that pow of marshmallow I get from Eight Candles. Really, the marshmallow is the right level for this to taste like a smore with most of the marshmallow squished out. I prefer the double marshmallow versions of smores any day, though. I can’t say I would never rebuy this, but there are just so many other flavored teas to ‘entertain’.
Usual mug method just a little heavier on the tea.
Chocolate!! and Orange! Oh yes this is good. I can taste it quite clearly despite being sick!! Mucho thanks to Sil for the sample :)
It’s a little heavy for my liking, I may have overleafed the cup. Next time, less leaf, longer infusion!
I love that there is no sugar required, yet I’m getting quite a bit of smooth citrus rind, along with an overall impression of chocolate.
Can’t wait to have a second cup now :)
Thank you Jackie T for this very generous sample!
I have to start by saying that this is one of my daughter’s favorite teas. She moved it into her own tea basket so that other people (like her mother) will keep their tea lovin’ mitts off of it. She even took a cup of this to school to convince her friend that tea is much cooler than coffee. Ah, to be twelve again. So usually I do not drink this tea, but I realized I don’t have a review of it and wanted to remedy that.
This really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie! All of the flavors are there: oatmeal, raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar, even a spicy hint of nutmeg. It is delicious and very satisfying when my sweet tooth starts talking to me. This tea also resteeps well. The flavors aren’t as strong, but they’re all still present. I love it when a flavored tea can hold up to a second infusion.
Since this is obviously going to stay on our pantry shelf I will be buying two ounces of it with my next Della Terra order. Maybe then my daughter will willing share it. Maybe.
Hmm.. this has black tea in it? I don’t really taste it. I thought the green/black blend was really interesting, haven’t had many green/black blends. The apple flavor comes through nicely, but I don’t get a lot of chocolate taste. It’s there, but very subtle. It’s a good tea, but not something I plan on ordering more of.
Yum. I think I might have underleafed/understeeped this one a touch today, but it’s still really good. Almost gone, though! But that’s ok, as I have a sample from Upton, and the rest of my DavidsTea pouch to get through as well. Yum, earl grey creams are the best…. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the non-cream version.
Ahhh, this one’s so good! I think it reminds me a bit of DavidsTea’s Checkmate, although the two teas really aren’t super similar. Either way, I travel mugged this one today and drank it cool after my post-surgery nap (yeah, getting a mole removed totally counts as surgery!! It hurts and I got stitches and everything.)
At some point, I’m definitely getting 2 oz. of this one. Yummers. But for now, I just have a sample pack left (because oh yeah, this was a sipdown of the sample pack I got a few months back!)
Oh my god, this is absolute perfection. Once brewed, it tastes even better than the dry leaf smelled, which I didn’t think would be possible! It really tastes like white chocolate, real good quality white chocolate, and it isn’t too sweet at all. The white chocolate notes are almost flirty, very uplifting, and the finish almost makes me think of mint. It’s very fresh, and ridiculously delicious.
Felt like a sweet tea this afternoon for lunch so I put on a pot of some of this. It’s still cooling to tasting temperature, as opposed to burning temperature, but I still can’t resist taking little sips of this until it’s cool enough to drink. I like this one warm and also after it’s sat out and let itself cool down completely, they taste differently both ways but I like them both. I usually get a little bit of both out of each cup of tea because I really don’t drink tea very fast unless I’m really concentrating on it.
So yes, chocolate, cherry, deliciousness.
The way this tea smells reminds me of hot chocolate. Like really good hot chocolate. I appreciate that the strong chocolate flavor of this tea really comes through as a DARK chocolate flavor… Because dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate. Unsweetened, this tea tastes great, but add a pinch of sugar and it’s phenomenal.
This came with me in the timolino earlier today, not too bad, I still think for my mug I like the Green and Fruity for a rooibos though! This is such a treat still though, I need to try out the Lime Chiffon soon!
Oh, on a sad note, albeit unrelated to this tea, I was going to order a bunch of the Dulce and Banana from DavidsTea before it sold out in the last chance tea thing, but it’s already gone. :( lol