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BLACK TEA, YES.

I have not had a good, truly deep, dark, black tea in a loooooooooooong time. I have definitely had black tea recently (not logged since it was all bagged and out of town away from computer access) but not what I really consider black tea, and not THIS good.

The smell steeping was a grainy, malty smell.

The taste?

I am drinking a cup of chocolate, caramel, wheat….goodness. That’s exactly what I taste. Sugar and milk definitely brought the chocolate to the forefront, that’s the first taste that hits you right away. The wheat taste is a sweet, middle tone, that develops in the middle. The caramel is an underlying flavour, tasted throughout, and strongest at the end of the sip.

Usually, I do not taste three flavours as distinctly and powerfully in teas as I do in this tea, and they usually don’t taste as delicious. I mean, I have had flavoured teas recently that taste delicious—just look at my reviews—but that’s usually ONE flavour, not three. Teas with more than one flavour can be hard to pin down. I think that is why I love this tea so much—it is SO complex and so rich and dark and I LOVE it.

Man, and this was only a free sample from Angel at Teavivre that came with a purchase. :( IT’S GONE, NOOO.

I miss having a great black tea in my cupboard. I urge you all to go drink this—sweetened to taste and with milk or cream. It’s divine!

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Grain, Malt, Wheat

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 17 OZ / 502 ML
Cameron B.

This sounds fantastic! I’m pretty sure I requested this as one of my samples and I’m excited for it now. :D

Violet

It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I will say though—sugar and cream. That’s the way the sweeter notes got so strong. Before, they were there, but the grain was the dominant flavour. And I LIKE grainy teas………but not as much as caramel and chocolate! :D Please (I mean it!) let me know what you think when you get it! Oh and I don’t know if you know this/do this but one sample pouch is enough for two mugs, so use the entire pouch. Some of the Teavivre pouches can be spread out for more than one use, but not this one.

Cameron B.

This will be my first time trying TeaVivre so I’ll keep that in mind. I’ve been trying not to add anything to my straight teas but we’ll see! Hopefully my samples get here soon. :)

Violet

You could very well enjoy it and taste the flavours straight, but I have a hard time doing that with straight tea. I always just taste the strong, bitter taste of, well, tea. And that’s EVERY tea when I drink it straight. I will say without a doubt that Teavivre is an incredible tea company and their teas are superb. Truly, I have loved every tea I have drank by them. Ok, except one, but that I am almost certain was the result of incorrect steeping. (It was a Pureh….it smelled like fish, I couldn’t even put the liquid in my mouth, the scent was too powerful.)

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Cameron B.

This sounds fantastic! I’m pretty sure I requested this as one of my samples and I’m excited for it now. :D

Violet

It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I will say though—sugar and cream. That’s the way the sweeter notes got so strong. Before, they were there, but the grain was the dominant flavour. And I LIKE grainy teas………but not as much as caramel and chocolate! :D Please (I mean it!) let me know what you think when you get it! Oh and I don’t know if you know this/do this but one sample pouch is enough for two mugs, so use the entire pouch. Some of the Teavivre pouches can be spread out for more than one use, but not this one.

Cameron B.

This will be my first time trying TeaVivre so I’ll keep that in mind. I’ve been trying not to add anything to my straight teas but we’ll see! Hopefully my samples get here soon. :)

Violet

You could very well enjoy it and taste the flavours straight, but I have a hard time doing that with straight tea. I always just taste the strong, bitter taste of, well, tea. And that’s EVERY tea when I drink it straight. I will say without a doubt that Teavivre is an incredible tea company and their teas are superb. Truly, I have loved every tea I have drank by them. Ok, except one, but that I am almost certain was the result of incorrect steeping. (It was a Pureh….it smelled like fish, I couldn’t even put the liquid in my mouth, the scent was too powerful.)

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