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!