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I received this tea from Carol Who in a Christmas card – or this is most likely the tea that I received. It has a lovely smell that permeates the bag, though for some reason everything smells like licorice today. It could be because of the cold I’m getting. Steeping the tea makes it smell like a ginger cookie. It smells so sweet. I like that ginger has this natural sweetness to it, with just a bit of spice. I’m new to spiced teas. I haven’t really tried boiling spiced teas with milk yet, but I think I’ll get around to it. It might be good in warmed apple juice. I should figure out how to do that – maybe I could boil/simmer the tea in apple juice. I wish there was more ginger. I like that the ginger and citrus work well together. At least, that is what I’m tasting right now. Next time I’ll try it with milk to see how that adds or detracts from the flavor.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger
I went to SereneTeaz yesterday for Small Business Saturday. I got some of this based on the scent. Love coffee, love creaminess, love chocolate , what could go wrong. Nothing! This is wonderful! I added a bit of stevia. Flavors meld well and give all the good things about a nice latte without the calories. Obviously its not going to be as creamy as a real latte, but it comes close.
It is a lot like JavaMate by Teavana without the mate. I tend to go overboard on mates (I REALLY LOVE THEM) so cutting back the caffeine a bit is good for me. It’s also cheaper than the Teavana version.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Cream
Herbal Traveling Tea Box
This is tasty. It’s chocolate-y and hazelnutty, but not overwhelmingly hazelnut. I can do it in small doses (and with chocolate, ohh Ferrero Rocher… Mmmm) but I wouldn’t eat a handful on their own. Anyway, I’m glad I tried this one but I’m not sure it’s one I would go out of my way to find or keep in my cupboard.
I did add a touch of sweetener for those wondering to really bring out the chocolate.
Herbal Traveling Tea Box — Backlog
Okay, guys, I don’t like chocolate. Not in the least bit. So I saw this tea sitting in the TTB.. I didn’t see any chunks of chocolate and my curiosity kept getting to me.. Finally, I thought, “when is the next time that I will have the opportunity to try this tea?” So I caved. I’m glad that I did:]
This tea is pretty darn good. I’m sure chocolate lovers would love this tea even more. It doesn’t taste too strongly of rooibos, too:] Just a tasty cup of tea:]
I went to the opening night of a musical that my friend wrote tonight; it was about a zombie-human love story. So funny! Then we went out for some beers. Now I’m home and NEED TEA. Or tisane. You know what I mean lol. This tea smells DIVINE (translation: like chocolate). At first sip, there is a weird artificial taste that also kind of tastes like nothing. It’s hard to describe. The chocolate only comes out to play after the sip is done. BRB, adding splenda to try to coax the chocolate out sooner. OK, yes that totally turns this around. Now it’s super milk chocolately goodness with no wood chip rooibos taste! Thank you carol who for this and all the other caffeine-free options you sent! That’s an area of my cupboard that I really need to expand.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream
I’m not big on coffee. I used to be, I used to drink it daily. But, I discovered after a while that the reason I was feeling sick every morning about 11 am on the mornings when I would be at work after drinking that cup of joe … is because of that cup of joe. So, I switched to making tea my only caffeinated beverage and I’m much happier (and less sickly) because of it.
Plus … tea does taste better.
So, I am generally hesitant when I encounter a coffee flavored tea.
I liked the flavor of this, though (I mean, hey, I liked the flavor of a cup of coffee, I just didn’t like feeling sick.) This has that coffee bitterness to it (not my favorite aspect to coffee, I’ll admit), but also the richness and deep, robust flavor of coffee. I can taste the roasty notes.
The chocolate notes of this coffee flavored tea is it’s saving grace for me. I love me some chocolate.
Not a bad tea, but not something I’d order for myself. I’m glad I tried it, but, don’t need to try it again.
I haven’t had this tea in an awfully long time! I’ve been a good girl and not buying any teas till I’m down to 40. Well, I finally made it… just in time for Christmas. I bought 9 teas today to share with my daughters. I just couldn’t wait.
This tea is a little less amaretto flavored than I remember. It is still very tasty and it is
always nice to have a nice relaxing chocolate tea with no caffeine. Very enjoyable. Resteeps well.
I forgot about this tea until I saw it stuck back in one of my drawers. It was just what I need on a rainy winter (theoretically spring)day. Started off with a few snow flakes and quickly turned to rain. :( I was glad to see that I rated this at 100 the other time I made a tasting note. It is still a 100 but not as an everyday tea. This is just a little more special. The chocolate flavor is good, not too strong but not weak. It has an amaretto flavor to it that is awesome for those of us who drink amaretto occasionally. (Is it heresy to admit to drinking something other than tea?) This a good tea for my switch from caffeinated tea to caffeine free teas. It still has a lot of body and isn’t fruity.
Just sitting here enjoying my tea :) and watching Vikings. :D
Awesome! This tea has a wonderful chocolate amaretto flavor. Zero calorie! I am not usually a big fan of chocolate teas but this smelled so good that I had to try it. I add 1/2 a tsp of Nectresse (Zero calorie natural sweetener). It completely fills my need for a sweet treat. No caffeine so I can drink it late at night. I bought 2 oz yesterday and I am going back to the store tomorrow to get 16 oz!
Thank you for this (Amanda) – I THINK it was Amanda! Sorry…I have most of my swaps labeled but I was going to drink this yesterday and took it out of the marked box! LOL :)
This is pretty good! I prefer this one over the one I tried yesterday but probably for the wrong reasons. This isn’t AS Coffee-Intense. It’s still coffee-esque but there is more to it! It’s actually a bit creamy, too! There is a nice, natural sweetness to it for a brief moment and then the semi-roasted bean takes over and it smooths out again at the end on to the after taste. Tasty!
I don’t know why but I’m drawn to coffee teas, which is odd, since I’m not really a coffee drinker. Maybe it’s because my husband’s coffee always smells so good and coffee can have a creaminess that’s often missing from tea. I had a Groupon to Serene Teaz and after a few I had planned on getting didn’t smell as good as I thought they would I decided to add this to my purchase.
I’m not terribly impressed. I’m sure it’s a fine tea, but it’s just not for me, much in the same way that I wasn’t impressed with Teavana’s Javamate. I want to like them but they’re just okay to me and end up sitting in my tea cabinet until I admit defeat and put them up for swaps, I begrudgingly drink them, or the mood hits me just right for them. I think I need to admit it: I’m no longer a coffee drinker.
Finally, a black coconut tea! My first time brewing this was at a hotel using their “hot water” karafe. Turned out pretty well, nice coconut flavor to it. I overbrewed it a bit this morning since I added more tea to the used leaves from yesterday. Oops. I think when brewed properly it’ll be really nice.