178 Tasting Notes
I’ve found that with multiple infusions, this one can get a little too vegetal for my taste. I’m somewhat sensitive to that taste, so I’m only able to enjoy a single steep… which is really a shame, because that first infusion is quite good.
Backlog: It’s good, but not amazing. The dry leaves are certainly very pretty to look at, but as far as taste goes, I could do with more strawberries and less rose petals.
The smell of this is overwhelmingly chocolate (like, coworkers-stopping-at-your-desk-to-remark-on-the-chocolate, chocolate), but the flavor is not as intense as the smell. I’ll certainly enjoy finishing what I have of it, but probably won’t order it again, as I think there’s better chocolate teas out there.
Let me begin this one by saying that I HATE maple syrup. It’s not a taste thing for me (love maple sugar & maple candies), it’s the sticky, goopy texture. So when I see something that promises the flavor of maple combined with my favorite nut (yum, pecan!) WITHOUT the gross stickiness of syrup, I’m all in.
The smell of the dry leaf on this one is amazing. It’s pure maple with a faint whiff of fresh pecan. Steeped, the fragrance is much less pronounced. The first sip is total maple sweetness with a lingering taste of pecan. (Sidenote: How do you describe that distinctive pecan flavor? I want to say it’s dry and almost slightly bitter, but that’s not quite right b/c I don’t associate bitter with a good taste, and yet pecans are SO GOOD.)
In subsequent sips, and especially as it cools, the tea base seems to come out more. And it’s a good dark oolong with body. The maple and pecan – pecan somehow seems more pronounced now – are still there too, and all three flavors work really well together.
Backlogged post: I got a sample of this with my last DavidsTea order. Smelled like anise, tasted like anise. Could also pick-up some coconutty sweetness in there. My first time trying ceylon, and I think I like it :-)
Not rating at this time because I don’t think there was any white chocolate in my tiny sample packet. It was still pretty good without it, though.
Whoa. This is one crazy tea. And I love it! I ordered this one on a total whim, because it sounded so off-the-wall that I had to try it. I think the best way to describe this tea is “savory.” You can definitely taste the potato, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Delicious.
I drank half the cup without any additions, and then added a tiny bit of sea salt for the second half. It felt strange adding salt to a cup of tea, but it was tasty. I’m going to try my next cup with a little bit of sugar, to see if I can bring out the applesauce flavor.
Tastes sweet, fruity, and definitely like cinnamon. As it cools, the cocoa becomes more apparent (still not very strong, though), but it’s a slightly bitter cocoa, almost replacing some of the sweetness that can be tasted when the cup is truly hot. Still, no matter what temp I try drinking it at, it’s far more cinnamon than it is chocolate.
I think I might rate this tea higher if it had a different name. But because it’s named “super chocolate,” I expected much more from this tea.
Holy smooth oolong, batman! It tastes like an oolong should, and it’s almost… dare I say, buttery? A great option when I’m not feeling the flavored teas.
I did not expect to like this tea when it came in the DavidsTea Chocolate Box. I wanted chocolate, gosh darn it, not peppermint! The Red Velvet Cake had all the red pieces I wanted; what was this one about?
But I was wrong. It was love at first smell. I expected to overwhelmed by peppermint. But I wasn’t. There was an awesome balance of chocolate, mint, and some abstract “spice” scent I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I had to try it.
Let me tell you, the taste is even better than the smell. Again, everything was so well-balanced that the mint, while certainly present, did not overpower everything else, like I find it does with most other peppermint flavored teas. It’s sweet, minty, chocolatey, vanilla-y TEA. And you can taste every element of it. One of my new favorite teas.
Got this one in The Chocolate Box. I think that out of all the teas in the collection, this one had the strongest chocolate taste. (Probably because it uses real, dark chocolate instead of mellowed-out & overly sweetened milk chocolate.)
The earthiness of the Pu’erh blends perfectly with the dark chocolate, and there’s a brillant orange scent and slight citrus note in there, too. Reminds me of those chocolate orange candy-things that you smack on a table to break apart the slices before unwrapping.
A very tasty flavored tea!