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This is a GOOD tea. This is one of those really unique blends that should have been put into the classic tea lexicon a long time ago. Imagine how much more sensual and interesting the world would be if the British were drinking this instead of Earl Grey!

The black tea is standard TeaGschwender fare, the same good quality tea they use is most of their flavored blends. There are a lot of chocolate-flavored teas out there, but the American trend is to do it with chocolate pieces…that is: chocolate chips or flakes of a chocolate bar. While that adds a little creaminess, it also adds sugar and milk to the extraction. TG uses cocoa bean giving the extraction a much more pure chocolate flavor without the extras. Because of this, this tea is for real chocolate people. Its not bitter or harsh (but gets that way quick if you steep it too long).

The best part? The chili. If your liquid is still too hot It doesn’t hit you right away. Of course, if you are scalding your tongue with the liquid, the heat from the chili is reduced. Wait a few minutes before you drink it. The chili snaps out at you fairly quick and lingers through the after taste. Great stuff here! The chocolate and chili compliment each other fantastic way.

This is not a weak or mild flavored tea at all, this one is strong and satisfying. For a tea time that almost qualifies as a meal, drink this tea along with one of the great chili-chocolate bars that have been popular in recent years.

Tea Gschwender has some of the best and most detailed brewing instructions in the industry. Each tea has its own recommendations – this comes as a result of the enormous amount of testing the company does in their labs. This company is a favorite of the Leafbox staff because of this, we’ve found no other company that prepares and tests their products as thoroughly as TG does.

This tea should become a staple for chocolate and chili lovers. Keep this one handy for those mornings when something exotic is needed.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
teatimetuesday

In my opinion, this tea is going to be a little milder than what I was hoping. It seems that the black tea is masked by the chocolate and chili.

Doulton

You’ve convinced me. I’m going to have to buy this one. I just made an improvised tea the other day and am letting it sit for a few weeks. I used a fairly cheap Keemun with chocolate chips and a high quality hot chocolate mix; black pepper, red pepper (lots of it), a vanilla bean, and some cloves and cinnamon. I know it’s probably overkill, but I’m interested in seeing what the results are when this brews for a while. In the meantime, I’m going to buy from TeaGschwender.

Cofftea

teatimetuesday, yes this tea does not scream Camellia Sinensis, but it definitely doesn’t say “Mexican Hot Chocolate”.

Doulton, you’ll definitely not regret this purchase, especially if you have fallen in love w/ 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai as I have.

Jillian

That sounds like it might be a really interesting cuppa you’re making Doulton; I’m curious to see how it turns out. :)

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teatimetuesday

In my opinion, this tea is going to be a little milder than what I was hoping. It seems that the black tea is masked by the chocolate and chili.

Doulton

You’ve convinced me. I’m going to have to buy this one. I just made an improvised tea the other day and am letting it sit for a few weeks. I used a fairly cheap Keemun with chocolate chips and a high quality hot chocolate mix; black pepper, red pepper (lots of it), a vanilla bean, and some cloves and cinnamon. I know it’s probably overkill, but I’m interested in seeing what the results are when this brews for a while. In the meantime, I’m going to buy from TeaGschwender.

Cofftea

teatimetuesday, yes this tea does not scream Camellia Sinensis, but it definitely doesn’t say “Mexican Hot Chocolate”.

Doulton, you’ll definitely not regret this purchase, especially if you have fallen in love w/ 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai as I have.

Jillian

That sounds like it might be a really interesting cuppa you’re making Doulton; I’m curious to see how it turns out. :)

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