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drank Chocolatea by Serene Teaz
303 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chocolatea by Serene Teaz
104 tasting notes

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:]

Preparation
1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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drank Chocolatea by Serene Teaz
268 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
mj

Also decent with the addition of a bit of vodka. And X-files. Fox Mulder is just as cute as I remember.

TheTeaFairy

Sounds like you had a lovely evening!
Awww, in LOOOOVE with Fox Mulder (and David Duchovny for that matter, sexy as hell in Californication)
I watch old x-files all the time :-) I miss that Scully/Mulder chemistry…A reunion in a third movie would be so awesome!!

Marzipan

I liked Gillian better back then, when her face still moved.

carol who

The other taste should be amaretto. And you right, I think it really pops with a bit of sweetener. It is REALLY good with a shot of amaretto!

mj

I’ve been in love with Fox Mulder since an age when it was entirely inappropriate haha. And I agree, I loved David Duchovny in Californication too.

I just saw Gillian Anderson again in The Fall and in Hannibal. I was totally creeped out by both those shows, but she was pretty good.

If only I’d had amaretto…

mj

I just noticed that Scully back in the X-files days looks a lot like my mom! HOW HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THAT??

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drank Lemon Gingerie by Serene Teaz
123 tasting notes

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A lightly sweet tropical tea with gentle flavor and body. Good warm or cool. Very nice in the afternoon.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lemon Gingerie by Serene Teaz
302 tasting notes

Nice aroma. Weak flavor. Lacking ginger flavor. I retried it with more tea (2 1/2 tsp) and a little sweetener. Still not very strong. OK but won’t buy it again.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Cafe Latte by Serene Teaz
4421 tasting notes

Backlog:

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.

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drank Chocolatea by Serene Teaz
302 tasting notes

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

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drank Chocolatea by Serene Teaz
302 tasting notes

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!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
carol who

I just want to add on to my previous note… tried it with a little amaretto… gosh this is good. Can we score something 100+

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drank Cafe Latte by Serene Teaz
6770 tasting notes

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!

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drank Cafe Latte by Serene Teaz
96 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Coconut Tea by Serene Teaz
96 tasting notes

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.

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