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I’ve been wanting to try this tea for quite some time, but when I noticed that it was on DT’s “Last Chance” sale I just had to jump in with both feet and I wasn’t disappointed.

The dry tea is quite different from any other that I’ve dealt with up to now as the cocoa powder (though a great addition to this tea) can get everywhere if you’re not careful. Overall it has a very strong chocolatey scent with a definite yerba mate twist to it.

Brewed this tea shows off a very rich but murky brown, the chocolate aroma carries over well and you can start to smell the cinnamon mixed in with it. Given all of this I was expecting a very rich and heavy mouth-feel, but my first sip surprised me by how light it was. Though the chocolate flavor is a bit subtle for me (I’m a closet chocoholic) the taste was well balanced and with just a little bit of cinnamon lingering at the end. It also stands up well with additional sweetening, if that’s what you’re in the mood for. But if your sweet-tooth is taking a break then the carob and chocolate chips are just enough to keep things interesting. :)

This is definitely a great tea to have on hand for those times that you’re looking for that hot chocolate taste but without the heaviness that hot chocolate will often bring.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.

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