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delicious cup of this today because…well, why not! this isn’t an older tea but it is a tea i have a while 3.25oz of, so i might as well drink it up when i want it :)
Thanks, Kaylee, for this tea!
I had this last night and Wooooooooeeee! That’s a powerful ginger! It pretty much hit me between the eyes and up the nose! I like all the flavors individually in this blend, but I don’t like how they came together. The licorice and hibiscus just seemed out of balance with the ginger. The valerian root did put me straight to sleep though- not that I’ve had any trouble sleeping lately.
I should be updating a little more frequently now that work is settling down a bit and I’m not so sick of staring at a computer. Also the hot water tap on the cooler at work is still broken, but should be fixed by the end of the week! yay!
This probably isn’t a great evening tea but it was 7 pm and my eyes were drooping and I wanted a break from the Anxi Fo Shou for something that was chocolatey. This is great. I’m still sleepy but I’m also quite happy.
We’re back from breakfast. I won’t bore you all with the details of the bagged breakfast blend I drank, which was acceptable, but not extraordinary.
Now it’s bubble bath time, & I brought some of this to Tony’s. Lapsang, Assam, oolong, & shu puehr, blended so there’s just enough smoke, just enough Bass, just enough earth, just enough sweetness. I keep planning to add a little maple, but it really is tasty just like this.
The best way to start the morning? With chocolate of course! This is a really yummy chocolate black tea. It has an amazing base tea and the chocolate flavoring is subtle and brings out the maltiness in the tea. I am really enjoying my cuppa this morning. :-)
I made a cup of this, with a little maple syrup, & brought it with me to my gig today. I love the combination of smoke, ginger, & maple. Tasty!
I handed the mother of one of my students my ‘tea menu’, which she admitted being a little overwhelmed by, & let her pick one. This was her pick, & she loved it! So do I! It a robust blend of black teas, puerh, & chocolate. What could be better?
This blend of Lapsang, Oolong, Assam & Puerh is satisfyingly smooth, malty, bold, smokey, & even a tad sweet. Perfect with breakfast!
I’m pretty sure that the next time I place an order for Bolder Breakfast, I’ll have to get a tin of this one too!
So I’m having this for breakfast. I’m bad at breakfasts when I’m not working. I just sorta get up at 10 and then eat at 1, and stay up until midnight or so – at least 1 hour after the baby goes to bed so I can FINALLY BE ALONE.
This makes a pretty damn good breakfast! And if I haven’t mentioned before,I really love the tins that Tea Spot uses. They have a metal insert under the lid so it’s double-sealed and I know my tea will stay fresh. Thank you, Tea Spot!
Tazo purrs like a Tribble. We let him in for breakfast because it is a nippy 48 outside and he (Who am I kidding? He spells I) was cold.
So we (that’s us, not the royal we) are enjoying this sweet, stout, rich, chocolately cup with a little swish of milk and a little scrap of peace. Again, this is not what one expects with a typical breakfast tea. It far surpasses those sleepy expectations.
Then…off to my 10-year-old bundles of mayhem. One of them, last week, demonstrated his skills in forward somersaulting, backward somersaulting, cabinet climbing, table diving, and chair balancing. Rough family life. He needs a lot of love. I’m praying for an ample supply of it.
Here’s Hoping teabox! How was this one not in the system yet? I had to add it! The jasmine in this one is GORGEOUS… actual jasmine flowers! I don’t mean the appearance though, I mean the flavor! It’s just so sweet and fragrant. One of the better jasmine teas I’ve had, but I must be honest, I used more than a teaspoon since the flowers are so big. It seemed like there was more jasmine than green tea but that was a nice change! There is a bit more of this one… I’m not sure if I will keep this lovely blend or send it on its way.
I drank this this morning, along with a cup of Bolder Breakfast. You can see the comparison here: http://steepster.com/cavocorax/posts/195610
In my mind I can’t really remember the differences between Tea Spot’s Bolder Breakfast, and Chocolate “O”. Both are strong rich blends with chocolaty notes, but if I could only order one, which would I have? :O
I steeped both at boiling for 5 minutes, and poured a little of each into bubble cups for easy comparison.
-smells like: earth, rich flavours, chocolate, honey
tastes: very warm, rich, chocolatey, lots of earthy depth, sweet honey – very complex!
-smells like: malt, chocolate, honey
-tastes: malty, honeyed, slightly gritty/earthy, lots of chocolate and a hint of caramel
Conclusion: Both are very good teas but I’m happy that I have a tin of the Bolder Breakfast and only 1 oz of the Chocolate O as the BB seems to be more complex and rich than the Chocolate O. I guess the puerh makes the biggest difference here!
Thanks to Terri HarpLady and Sil for the joint order on these. :)
it MAY have taken me 40 mins to try and figure out which of the teas in my cupboard i made this morning to be my second tea….turns out it was this one lol
I vastly prefer this to chocolate o, which i quite enjoyed at first, but it has since decreased in how much i like it heh this was a great tea for today!
Thank you so much to TerriHarpLady for this sample!! YUMMO!!
Funny, I tried this twice. First time, I wanted a chocolatey tea with milk, but it turned out a little sour. I wasn’t all that impressed. SO I held off reviewing til I could try again and so today I made it in my travel mug. Sans milk. I went in thinking I would add my bit of dairy after tasting a spoonful, but something told me not to. Cuz it is much better that way! Oh yes. Deeeelish.
It’s a dark chocolate, or maybe only partly milk chocolate taste, and very creamy after it cools down a bit.
When hot, it was downright dark chocolate, almost like laoshan black in that way. I should try a side by side and see just how much they differ!
This is something I’d keep around if I came across it, for sure.
Anyhow, thanks for the sample Terri, you rock!
On a side note, this work contract is just killing me. Most stressful period I’ve ever had, thus far in my life. Well, except for maybe the recession. Maybe.
So much so that I haven’t had a drive to drink tons of tea. I mean, I’ve had my tea but its more of an afterthought now, because I just don’t have time, atleast not during the day when I can have caffeine. Le sad.
That said, its also been one of, if not THE most valuable learning experience(s) in my career. I guess it all balances out in the ether huh.
The other day, I had in depth conversations with some friends and was so tired that the next day, I couldn’t remember any of it. Hmmm.
Also, I have tons of backlogs so stay tuned for some IB spamwalling ;)
One of my harp students, a gentleman who teaches Anthropology at a local university, likes smokey teas. So today I served this one. It’s a really tasty blend of teas, including Lapsang Souchong. It was a big hit! :)
I’m still trying to find the tea I want today. This one is a good diversion, especially lightly sweetened, but still not really what I’m looking for.
This was tasty but not as cherrylicious as I’d hoped. I think I prefer Chocolate “O” and Bolder Breakfast over this, but I’m still happy I tried it!
Getting ready to mop the kitchen, I think I have enough caffeine in my system now. This is a really nice & smooth cup of boldness with a little smoke, coffee, & chocolate in the flavors.
I wanted Mother’s Little Helper, but I also wanted to read for an hour before bed and didn’t think I could do that if I was drinking THAT tea, so I opted for this instead.
It’s also a sipdown: BONUS. I love the orange-vanilla creamsicle flavours.
As anticipated, milk accentuates the subtle chocolate hiding behind the excellent black tea base. Chocolate fog. This is not the one you want if you crave fudge.
Our little creek bottoms were coated with deliciously wispy vanilla fog this morning. I wanted to drive 20 mph to absorb the scenery; unfortunately, the vehicles behind me did not have the same opinion. So I had to enjoy it far too quickly.
Another one of my teas from today…which while it doesn’t contribute to my sipdowns, is still a decent cup of tea. But i like boulder breakfast better haha
This is good, but not great. I’m debating finishing this cup, or pouring it down to make a new one. :P
I’m also watching the NEW Downton Abbey! :D
One would expect, with the name of this particular tea, eau de Hershey bar. Not so, but that’s not a bad thing.
Take a really rich black tea base and tease it with dark chocolate. Just a hint—-like swishing a silk scarf along your cat’s back just to watch his tail twitch and his ears tingle. That’s the kind of whiff you get when you sip this one.
One suspects that the addition of milk would change the silk scarf into a flannel baby blanket. Haven’t tried that yet, but we’re gonna.
Thanks to Terriharplady. This was a perfect slow Sunday morning tea. (Which will perk up shortly with the addition of 12 to 15 ten-year-olds. My teaching partner describes working with this bunch as herding cats or cockroaches in zero gravity.)