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I’m a chocolate fiend and I knew I needed this in my life. In the bag, it smells like legit chocolate cake. Cocoa, and even a sort of “dense” smell. Like dense, moist cake. Reaching into the bag and eating some of the dry tea actually crossed my mind before I came to my senses and went ahead and brewed it.
It made my kitchen smell divine! Once brewed, the tea smelled different from the dry tea; it was more tea-like and less obviously chocolatey. I sweetened it with sugar, because you can’t have unsweetened chocolate cake, now can you? What fun is that?
I liked that this one had no scum, but it was completely opaque, which was interesting. It didn’t have a ton of flavor from the start, but after it had cooled some the chocolate cake flavor really did start to come out more. I found it unlike the chocolate flavor used in other DavidsTea chocolate teas, it was more real I guess. More like actual cocoa powder, which could be why some people are finding it sort of dusty.
I really enjoy this one. Unfortunately though, it didn’t stop my chocolate craving, it made me want chocolate cake or brownies.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Recently graduated sociology student trying to decide what to do with her life.
I don’t drink tea every day, but I do love tea and trying out different flavours. My favorite is black tea, followed by white and mate teas. I enjoy rooibos and oolongs, but haven’t tried enough of them yet to determine how much I like them compared to other types. I don’t like straight green tea, but if it has a good flavour added to it I can enjoy it quite a lot.
Mostly I drink DavidsTea since its Canadian and they tend to have stronger teas and more interesting flavors than other places I’ve tried. I don’t care for what I’ve tried from Teavana for the most part; their teas seem weak and overpriced in general as far as I can tell. The exception is My Morning Mate, which is incredible.
My city has not a single specialty tea shop, so DavidsTea online ordering is my friend. I highly recommend their Perfect Mug. It really is perfect. Nice thin lip, large hand, larger than average mug without being too big, and I have it in clear so I can see the beautiful colours of my teas as they steep. The strainer that comes with it is my favorite because it doesn’t let any tea through, and its metal and dishwasher safe. Love it.

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BC, Canada

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