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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
1881 tasting notes

Every time I go into DAVIDs I consider getting just a bit of this tea to try. It never had a huge appeal so I always ended up grabbing other stuff instead. However, it is a bestseller and my curiosity has persisted so I asked to try some in my most recent swap with Roswell Strange.

This is actually a pretty tasty mate. The roasted mate actually helps to highlight the chocolate. This combines nicely with the nuttiness of the almond and a touch of raspberry sweetness to round things all out. I know this isn’t something I NEED to have around since I typically don’t reach for mates and am not really sure if this would ever be something I crave but I am glad I have more of this tea to enjoy for a little while more. Thank you Roswell Strange for being an awesome swap buddy and allowing me to try this and so many other tasty teas!

ETA: I think I actually like this better as it cools. It becomes more chocolate-y and the raspberry becomes more prominent as well where as the mate fades away to the background. I am going to up the rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

Mmm, I like this one as well.

Roswell Strange

My first Mate love, lol. Still a nice companion – though once I’m out of what I have I wont be restocking it in as large a quantity.

VariaTEA

Have you tried Malted ChocoMate?

VariaTEA

Remind me next swap and I can toss some in so you can try it.

Roswell Strange

Will do! I have a list of things to send to you, after going through your shopping list, heh… Should have done that last swap.

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Yvonne

Mmm, I like this one as well.

Roswell Strange

My first Mate love, lol. Still a nice companion – though once I’m out of what I have I wont be restocking it in as large a quantity.

VariaTEA

Have you tried Malted ChocoMate?

VariaTEA

Remind me next swap and I can toss some in so you can try it.

Roswell Strange

Will do! I have a list of things to send to you, after going through your shopping list, heh… Should have done that last swap.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Thornhill, Ontario

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