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Backlog from Friday morning.

Steep notes – 2 tsp. leaf, 8 oz. water, some milk, no sweetener.

The dry leaf smell is heavenly – pure dark chocolate! I love dark chocolate so this is promising. After steeping it still smells the same, so yay! And initially the flavor is matches up too – but then there’s kind of an artificial aftertaste taking away from that awesomeness. Maybe I used too much leaf? Or oversteeped? I don’t know. The other thing is that even with the milk it seems kind of thin in texture.

Of all the teas from my Della Terra order, I was least impressed with this one. But, on the plus side, I have only had one cup, so I’m sure I can tweak it! Maybe more of a latte style will work with this blend, since its taste is so reminiscent of hot chocolate.

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong
*Sencha
*Dragonwell

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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