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71
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
2515 tasting notes

I didn’t read up on this tea before brewing it up and trying it (I actually hadn’t even heard of the company before, to be honest), so I have no idea what to expect. It looks like a blend of black tea, cacao shells, and a few little chocolate chips, presumably to create an incredibly chocolatey blend. The result is certainly malty, and somewhat chocolatey, but it’s not all that rich – the base tea doesn’t seem to be overly strong here, and possibly isn’t even all that chocolatey itself, resulting in more of a light milky chocolate flavour instead of a rich, dark chocolate. Oddly enough, despite my preference for milk chocolate, I’d prefer dark in a tea, so this tea, though reasonably tasty, can’t top the natural chocolatey notes in Chinese blacks I’ve had. Thanks Sil!

ETA: Got two good infusions out of this tea, but then the flavour was gone. Probably a good thing for someone with such ridiculous amounts of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

yep…still looking for a good chocolate tea..

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66
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

the more i have this tea, the more disappointed i am. Today it was a rather tasteless sort of cup. For something this expensive it should be a much more rich and velvety sort of cup of tea.

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66
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

tried this one as a latte tonight. This is more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate, but it’s still just not what i was hoping for when i picked it up. I’m not a HUGE fan of the base but the chocolate is decent for what it’s worth. Maybe a little sugar would have improved things but i didn’t get around to that as i drink most of my teas without sweetner

Kittenna

I definitely got milk chocolate over dark. Agreed on the base though – I think that could really improve it.

Sil

the “stick” pieces are a little weird too..not sure if you had any in the samples i sent over. This was one of the teas from a random vancouver company i walked past.

Kittenna

I didn’t notice any “stick” pieces… interesting.

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66
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

I tried this one out tonight…yes, i’m still awake! lol this one isn’t bad it’s not as dark chocolatey wonderful as MF’s mousse au chocolat or as chocolatey as i want it to be, but it’ll do. The base is nice, and for those looking for “organic” teas, this IS that. I kind of want to try this as a latte and see if the chocolate and the base come through the milk..more to come as i play with it! :)

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43
drank Tangy Lime Sherbet by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

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43
drank Tangy Lime Sherbet by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

this tea makes me saaaaad. It was so promising and now, it’s mostly just a cup of rooibos (not super woodsy) with a hint of lime. Out of my cupboard and in to the swap box it goes since i have resolved not to keep teas in the house that i don’t enjoy more than not :)

The Cookie Lady

What a lovely resolution! I’m still in the beginning stages of tea stash development where I can’t quite bear to get rid of even the things I hate because I keep thinking, “BUT WHAT IF I LEARN TO LIKE IT LATER AND THEN I DON’T HAVE ANY?!?!?!?!?!!” It’s a very distracting frame of mind to be in….and it’s not good for my poor little already overburdened tea shelf.

Sil

haha yeah… i was that way in the past, but now i just try to find better homes for it. I have more than enough tea in my cupboard to not want to drink things i don’t enjoy.

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43
drank Tangy Lime Sherbet by Teaja
5241 tasting notes

I hit 100 teas (god i remember being up at 350+ so it’s been a ride…) and now i’m staring at teapots. I blame teafairy for buying one of the ones from Mandala that i’ve been looking at….and Dexter for informing me that it was ok…i only need three. sigh sooo now i’ve basically picked out one from teavivre and one from mandala that i want to save for so that i can get my first pot(S). Except that i need to save if i’m going to do that since our move was a little more expensive than we planned and with all the travelling and wedding planning and crap…i shouldn’t be splurging. but i waaaaaaanttttt…. sigh

Anyway….i opened this tea up since now that i’ve hit 100 i feel like i have a bit more room in my direct cupboard for some of my more recent purchases so a few more teas can be opened. I started with a few of the non black teas that i’d picked up and this was one of them.

I had higher hopes for this tea. It smells wonderful! tangy and lime-y and once again, falls short. I’m hoping that i can figure out the right steeping parameters to coax out a little more flavour and a little less rooibos. Oh well, always nice to try new companies!

OMGsrsly

Hahaha, you only need three. :D

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30
drank Sugar & Spice by Teaja
130 tasting notes

Very astringent & flat tasting. There isn’t any real depth of flavor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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