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This came from the TTB, and was apparently created by someone called Sara Schneider.

This tea smells somewhat smoky, and just like what you’d expect molasses and chocolate to smell like when combined with a black tea blend.

Since it had no time/temp/instructions, I did the standard 1 tsp/212F/5 minutes that I usually use for black teas when I have no other direction. Verdict: quite smooth, not too sweet. it’s like molasses and a hint of very dark chocolate mixed with black tea, but not overpowering. Very nicely balanced. Sometimes chocolate teas worry me, because they can easily get out of hand. This is my first try of one involving molasses, but as a big fan of molasses (and someone who frequently cooks and bakes with it), I know firsthand how easy it is for it to get out of control.

Well done. The resteep was lovely, too. Definite winner, and needs nothing at all added to it. :9

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Glad you liked it! Funny story behind this one. Several years ago my mom and I were making Christmas cookies at my grandma’s. Not cut outs but molasses cookies and chocolate crackles. I LOVE chocolate crackles! Well we were done and about to dive in… I grabbed a crackle and took a bite. To my suprise the molasses cookies had been rolled out instead! So the cookies that inspired this tea really had no chocolate in them they were just “molasses-that-were-supposed-to-be-chocolate” :) P.S. There isn’t molassas in it either- I just had to try to mimic the flavors by using gingerbread, ginger, and chocolate chip black teas.

SoccerMom

LOL when I read this review. About the Sara part!!

Cofftea

Yeah it was a little weird reading “someone called” referring to me. =D

Janni

I don’t know everyone’s actual names, sorry! ;) Nice to put a name to a handle, Cofftea! :D

I didn’t think there was actually molasses in it, but you did a great job of getting that flavor just right. You deserve a round of applause. :)

Mmm. Now I want to make molasses cookies. Hrrm. ;)

Cofftea

I’m glad! Most of my blends are just in my head and then I try to figure out the ratios. So I don’t try them before posting them on Adagio.

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Cofftea

Glad you liked it! Funny story behind this one. Several years ago my mom and I were making Christmas cookies at my grandma’s. Not cut outs but molasses cookies and chocolate crackles. I LOVE chocolate crackles! Well we were done and about to dive in… I grabbed a crackle and took a bite. To my suprise the molasses cookies had been rolled out instead! So the cookies that inspired this tea really had no chocolate in them they were just “molasses-that-were-supposed-to-be-chocolate” :) P.S. There isn’t molassas in it either- I just had to try to mimic the flavors by using gingerbread, ginger, and chocolate chip black teas.

SoccerMom

LOL when I read this review. About the Sara part!!

Cofftea

Yeah it was a little weird reading “someone called” referring to me. =D

Janni

I don’t know everyone’s actual names, sorry! ;) Nice to put a name to a handle, Cofftea! :D

I didn’t think there was actually molasses in it, but you did a great job of getting that flavor just right. You deserve a round of applause. :)

Mmm. Now I want to make molasses cookies. Hrrm. ;)

Cofftea

I’m glad! Most of my blends are just in my head and then I try to figure out the ratios. So I don’t try them before posting them on Adagio.

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