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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
119 tasting notes

After my first pu-erh, I decided to try a somewhat different aspect of the tea.

This is the second sample I’ve tried out of the ones sent to me by Bonnie. The dry leaf smells somewhat earthy with a nice pop of sweetness.

I took a few sips and decided to add a little bit of stevia to sweeten it up a bit. Very good! I can taste more orange and the chocolate adds sort of a creaminess that makes the tea nice and rich! The earthiness of the pu-erh adds a nice contrast to the sweetness.

Very good, thank you again Bonnie! I heard that this tea was being added to the permanent collection but I can’t find it anywhere…. If anyone has any info, please tell me, because I would LOVE to have this tea in my cupboard!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

It’s not there yet Ian…I keep checking too. I’m almost out. Try adding some milk or cream next time. This is really good as a latte good and strong (anyway that’s how I like it…kinda like a starbucks latte only tea) and sweet. I let this go 4-5 minutes without any bitterness.

tigress_al

This is one of my favs as a latte for sure!!! And good to resteep as well

Lothian

It’s being re-introduced to all stores in the permanent collection as Chocolate Orange. It’s stocked at my DAVIDsTEA, so hopefully yours will have it soon!

Ian

I don’t live in Canada :( Do you know if they’re going to put it back online?

tigress_al

The girl at the store a couple of weeks ago told me that it would be back in stores and online by the end of Feb. so I hope she is right!

Bonnie

Me too!

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Bonnie

It’s not there yet Ian…I keep checking too. I’m almost out. Try adding some milk or cream next time. This is really good as a latte good and strong (anyway that’s how I like it…kinda like a starbucks latte only tea) and sweet. I let this go 4-5 minutes without any bitterness.

tigress_al

This is one of my favs as a latte for sure!!! And good to resteep as well

Lothian

It’s being re-introduced to all stores in the permanent collection as Chocolate Orange. It’s stocked at my DAVIDsTEA, so hopefully yours will have it soon!

Ian

I don’t live in Canada :( Do you know if they’re going to put it back online?

tigress_al

The girl at the store a couple of weeks ago told me that it would be back in stores and online by the end of Feb. so I hope she is right!

Bonnie

Me too!

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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Vermont

Website

http://serendipitea.teatra.de/

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