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drank Chocolate Heart by The Tea Haus
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This is certainly an interesting one! not enough to rebuy, but I would recommend it to someone looking for a light spicy chocolate tea. It could be an alternative for DTs Chocolate Chili Chai.
My first steep was bare, steeped for 3-4 min. A little too strong for my liking, in the tea aspect. Spiciness was just right. The second steep, I had a leftover candy heart so added that, and also some milk. This brought out the chocolate quite a bit.
Also, I really like that most of the candy bits melted. I always feel it’s a waste when there is candy in a tea and it does nothing but sit there.
Overall, I think this was pleasant. Thanks so much for the sample Tina S!!

Tina S.

You’re welcome, bb! I agree it was really interesting but not one I’m going to refill.

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Tina S.

You’re welcome, bb! I agree it was really interesting but not one I’m going to refill.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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