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drank Chocolate and Cream by TeaFrog
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Return of the TTB 1.2

I have the most horrible craving for chocolate EVER. And of course, there is no chocolate at my house (actually there isn’t really any food at my house, have to go grocery shopping tomorrow…) Anyways, I am so glad that I picked this out of the TTB 1.2!

I have read wonderful reviews about this particular tea so I’ve been interested to try it myself. The scent in the bag is SO good – rich, chocolate with a smoothness that I believe can be attributed to the cream. I had several chocolate chips in my portion so I couldn’t resist trying one and it was VERY sweet. My expectations for this tea are now rising exponentially.

The tea brews up to a medium golden-red color and is still strongly scented with chocolate and cream. My initial reaction to this tea would be to add milk or cream (but, of course, I don’t have any…grocery shopping) so I’m hoping this tea can stand on its own. Initially, the taste is primarily of the black tea followed by the smooth chocolate. I wouldn’t say that there is too much chocolate, but it seems to be just the right amount. There is a slight natural sweetness that I think would be greatly enhanced with the addition of a small amount of sugar. (Be right back…)

Yes, that did it! The addition of sugar took the slightly bitter edge off the black tea base while simultaneously boosting the chocolate factor. It doesn’t taste like I added sugar, but like I drizzled in a bit of rich, chocolate syrup. This tea is surprisingly good without milk or creamer which makes me believe that it would be AMAZING with milk or creamer.

Another great, delicious tea by TeaFrog…going on my shopping list!

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Cofftea

Me too! But not even my mayan chocolate chai worked… but I think it was because it’s so blasted hot in here and I don’t like chocolate teas cold.

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Me too! But not even my mayan chocolate chai worked… but I think it was because it’s so blasted hot in here and I don’t like chocolate teas cold.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

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Texas

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