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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
69 tasting notes

Full disclosure: I probably didn’t put enough tea in, quite a lot of it escaped my steeping ball, and I was distracted, so didn’t get to the tea until it was very much too cold.
BUT:
The smell of this tea is otherworldly. It’s like I’m in a beautiful dream where everything is made of ice cream. There’s the SLIGHTEST black tea tinge to it, but it’s mostly: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate; mint, mint, mint. Not that I’m complaining. This is a lovely situation! The tea itself looks a little weak, and the chocolate chips leave a rather unsightly brown ring around my coffee cup. But, again, it’s not THAT big a deal. It’s the kind of ring I’d stick my tongue into my mug for when nobody was looking, and lick it off. Because you KNOW that it’s chocolate.
I suppose I was whelmed by the flavour. I’d wanted a bit more knock-your-socks-off mintiness. And I could barely taste tea at all.
Milk and sugar as usual.
I’ll try it again when I can focus on it.
I can see this tea being brilliant on Christmas morning (maybe with a splish of some minty alcohol) and in the days leading up to Christmas, but — like Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha — I can see it getting old once the red and green and gold of Christmas have faded into the blue and white and grey of late winter.
Maybe it would be good as an iced milky summer treat, though. As a milky ice-pop, perhaps?
We’ll see.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
heatherwassing

Further to my original tasting notes, I have tried it several times again.
Don’t use straight-up boiling water. It scalds a lot of the flavour out.
Also, each time I’ve enjoyed the tea, but there is an unmistakable cheapness to the aftertaste. Makes your mouth feel like you’ve just woken up. Not something I look forward to…

heatherwassing

Addendum to my addendum: I’ve since had the President’s Choice PC Chocolatey Mint Black Tea and enjoyed Read My Lips quite a bit more. It just seemed real-er…? For chocolate and mint, this is the better tea (PC is delicious too, just this one is better.) But neither of them taste at all like tea.

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heatherwassing

Further to my original tasting notes, I have tried it several times again.
Don’t use straight-up boiling water. It scalds a lot of the flavour out.
Also, each time I’ve enjoyed the tea, but there is an unmistakable cheapness to the aftertaste. Makes your mouth feel like you’ve just woken up. Not something I look forward to…

heatherwassing

Addendum to my addendum: I’ve since had the President’s Choice PC Chocolatey Mint Black Tea and enjoyed Read My Lips quite a bit more. It just seemed real-er…? For chocolate and mint, this is the better tea (PC is delicious too, just this one is better.) But neither of them taste at all like tea.

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I’m a work-at-home mum. Seeing as how I work in the basement at the computer and am too lazy to brew myself a cup of coffee each day, tea has become my drink-of-choice.

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