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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
1342 tasting notes

I brewed this up at work today. It was an exciting moment for me!!! until I realized that the tea, well it wasn’t doing anything in the cup! I ended up with chocolate water :(
Even with milk and sugar… bleh!
It looks like there is enough in my package to try again. Here’s hoping that whatever went wrong wasn’t with the tea!

Scott B

Hmm. Well, it can’t be worse than brewing an empty infuser basket in hot water for 5 minutes!

Daniel Scott

@Scott – I can totally see myself doing that! I’m shocked I haven’t yet, actually.

@Indigo – “Wasn’t doing anything”? Like, it didn’t expand or anything? O.o

Indigobloom

Scott Bee: Ha!! this is true. I have to wonder if I somehow underleafed the cup. Tho I measure it out carefully :(

Daniel Scott: Kindof! I dunno, after making tea for so long… it’s like I have an instinct for when it’s ready (except with rooibos, I can never tell with rooibos)

Kittenna

@Scott Bee – Totally lolled at that :D

@Indigobloom – I had high hopes for this tea! The description sounded so tasty! Really hoping it’s good when I get around to trying it…

Indigobloom

I think I’ll go back to the shop and let them know. Hopefully I’ll get another sample and see if it brews any better!

Scott B

I do the empty infuser basket at least once a month! I’m waiting for the day when I put cumin on my oatmeal instead of cinnamon.

Indigobloom

LOL @ Scott: nuthin wrong with a little air tea, clears out the system I’ll bet. and I’ve mistakenly put salt in my tea before. The packaging was bare and I was tired…

Kittenna

Cumin on oatmeal definitely sounds less than appealing…

Cattibrie

I was not wowed by this one either. It was cloudy and tasted like I threatened the water with chocolate and a teeny bit of tea. Ice Cream Cake wasn’t any better to me.

Indigobloom

Cumin… not my fave spice on anything, let alone in tea!
Cattibrie- so I’m not the only one! sorry to hear, but then atleast I am not alone!

Daniel Scott

Huh! I had an ex-coworker come by work yesterday (he used to be a keyholder, but got transferred to another mall which has a DAVIDs in it), and he had this one and let me rip the bag open and smell. Smelled GOOD, like genuine chocolate smell! So weird if it’s a dud, DT’s other chocolate teas don’t smell as…chocolate-y.

Indigobloom

I dunno, I think it just needs a little more leaf in the steeper. I’ll try it with less water next time. We shall see :)
and I agree, it does smell like chocolate, but has that fake scent to it as well

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Scott B

Hmm. Well, it can’t be worse than brewing an empty infuser basket in hot water for 5 minutes!

Daniel Scott

@Scott – I can totally see myself doing that! I’m shocked I haven’t yet, actually.

@Indigo – “Wasn’t doing anything”? Like, it didn’t expand or anything? O.o

Indigobloom

Scott Bee: Ha!! this is true. I have to wonder if I somehow underleafed the cup. Tho I measure it out carefully :(

Daniel Scott: Kindof! I dunno, after making tea for so long… it’s like I have an instinct for when it’s ready (except with rooibos, I can never tell with rooibos)

Kittenna

@Scott Bee – Totally lolled at that :D

@Indigobloom – I had high hopes for this tea! The description sounded so tasty! Really hoping it’s good when I get around to trying it…

Indigobloom

I think I’ll go back to the shop and let them know. Hopefully I’ll get another sample and see if it brews any better!

Scott B

I do the empty infuser basket at least once a month! I’m waiting for the day when I put cumin on my oatmeal instead of cinnamon.

Indigobloom

LOL @ Scott: nuthin wrong with a little air tea, clears out the system I’ll bet. and I’ve mistakenly put salt in my tea before. The packaging was bare and I was tired…

Kittenna

Cumin on oatmeal definitely sounds less than appealing…

Cattibrie

I was not wowed by this one either. It was cloudy and tasted like I threatened the water with chocolate and a teeny bit of tea. Ice Cream Cake wasn’t any better to me.

Indigobloom

Cumin… not my fave spice on anything, let alone in tea!
Cattibrie- so I’m not the only one! sorry to hear, but then atleast I am not alone!

Daniel Scott

Huh! I had an ex-coworker come by work yesterday (he used to be a keyholder, but got transferred to another mall which has a DAVIDs in it), and he had this one and let me rip the bag open and smell. Smelled GOOD, like genuine chocolate smell! So weird if it’s a dud, DT’s other chocolate teas don’t smell as…chocolate-y.

Indigobloom

I dunno, I think it just needs a little more leaf in the steeper. I’ll try it with less water next time. We shall see :)
and I agree, it does smell like chocolate, but has that fake scent to it as well

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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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