I met up with a friend at T-Buds yesterday and had a super tasty chipotle chocolate sauce wrap. SO good.
This tea was the recommended pairing. I don’t know why… there wasn’t enough contrast and it all sorta blended together. Also, the tea turned out bitter for some reason? Milk and sugar helped, but I found it to be an average chocolate puerh. I’ve had about six different varieties from random places and the only one I find unique enough to have again is Teaopia’s chocolate orange and Spice exchange’s Strawberry chocolate. I guess it only works when coupled with a fruit AND chocolate? Hmmm.
Anyhow, as the tea cooled, the bitterness calmed down somewhat. I could see how a coffee lover would like it.
NB: to their credit, the girl didn’t charge me for the tea! after I mentioned that it was bitter, she insisted. I gave her a generous tip but still… I feel badly about it! anyhow, based on this experience, I highly recommend T-buds.

LiberTEAS

OK… this chipotle chocolate sauce wrap thingy sounds like something that I need to try. YUM!

Indigobloom

(was something you should try lol)

Indigobloom

also for some reason I can’t rate this?? there is no smiley face to drag…

Azzrian

I think they need advice on tea pairings!

Kittenna

They should just ask Bonnie!!!

Bonnie

Ah that was nice of you! ….But yes, too close and it can fall flat! Sometimes with a super spicy dish though you have to go all the way with a ginger or chai tea (cold even!)

Indigobloom

LOL see Bonnie, you know things!! I should have asked myself… WWBD!

Kashyap

Isn’t a ‘chocolate sauce’ in a wrap/burrito generally called a mole’?

DaisyChubb

WWBD! I’ll make bracelets for us all!

Indigobloom

Kashyap, yes!! I couldn’t remember the name and forgot to look it up. thanks for the reminder!
DaisyChubb: hehhee! I wonder if we could use the stalk of a tea plant…

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LiberTEAS

OK… this chipotle chocolate sauce wrap thingy sounds like something that I need to try. YUM!

Indigobloom

(was something you should try lol)

Indigobloom

also for some reason I can’t rate this?? there is no smiley face to drag…

Azzrian

I think they need advice on tea pairings!

Kittenna

They should just ask Bonnie!!!

Bonnie

Ah that was nice of you! ….But yes, too close and it can fall flat! Sometimes with a super spicy dish though you have to go all the way with a ginger or chai tea (cold even!)

Indigobloom

LOL see Bonnie, you know things!! I should have asked myself… WWBD!

Kashyap

Isn’t a ‘chocolate sauce’ in a wrap/burrito generally called a mole’?

DaisyChubb

WWBD! I’ll make bracelets for us all!

Indigobloom

Kashyap, yes!! I couldn’t remember the name and forgot to look it up. thanks for the reminder!
DaisyChubb: hehhee! I wonder if we could use the stalk of a tea plant…

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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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