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drank Chocolate Delight by Tea Guys
158 tasting notes

The cup of this that I am sipping right now is so good and so full of chocolate flavor that I would, if blindfolded, assume I was drinking hot chocolate. Not even exaggerating.

I went heavy on the blend since I’m nearing the end of the bag — 4 teaspoons in 1 cup of boiling water in a pot on the stove — and I threw in a small (read: very small — one ‘triangle’) piece of actual chocolate (Scharffen Berger 70% dark) once the water was hot enough, along with some turbinado sugar. I topped this with two cups of 2% milk and brought the whole mess back up to steaming-hot, then strained and poured. The result is phenomenal. I definitely like my hot chocolate…I’ve got gourmet and artisan tins of that on the shelf above my tea…but I don’t really care for how drowsy the sugar-bomb of it makes me. The fact that I was able to get pretty close to that kind of indulgence with this tea makes me pretty happy.

Also, on that note, I’m looking for dessert tea recommendations. It seems I’m more prone to getting a sweet tooth when the sky is grey and everything is cold, and since I live in Boston…well, you do the math. ;) Need some alternatives to actually pigging out on junk food!

Laura

Sorry- this isn’t a dessert tea suggestion -just a link to my favorite hot chocolate recipe seeing as you’re a fan of them as well. :) Oh, junk food.
http://www.ochef.com/r160.htm

JacquelineM

I can send you some samples of my fave dessert teas. PM me you address if you’d like to try about 5 sweeties :)

fcmonroe

That sounds fantastic!

sophistre

Wooo, thanks Laura! I’m definitely going to be trying that today…it’s freeeeeezing outside.

JM: That would be excellent! Poor Jillian’s been waiting on a tea sample from me for weeks now, so hopefully early this week I can get my backside in gear and get to the post office. I’ll shoot you my addy via PM sometime today though. Thank you!

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Laura

Sorry- this isn’t a dessert tea suggestion -just a link to my favorite hot chocolate recipe seeing as you’re a fan of them as well. :) Oh, junk food.
http://www.ochef.com/r160.htm

JacquelineM

I can send you some samples of my fave dessert teas. PM me you address if you’d like to try about 5 sweeties :)

fcmonroe

That sounds fantastic!

sophistre

Wooo, thanks Laura! I’m definitely going to be trying that today…it’s freeeeeezing outside.

JM: That would be excellent! Poor Jillian’s been waiting on a tea sample from me for weeks now, so hopefully early this week I can get my backside in gear and get to the post office. I’ll shoot you my addy via PM sometime today though. Thank you!

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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