Dark Chocolate and cherry, what’s not to like? I’m not getting the cough syrup, medicinal cherry that others are mentioning. This works for me. It’s not complicated, just a nice chocolate cherry tea. I would buy this again.
This tastes remarkably like a cherry cordial. Or at least it tastes like a cherry cordial if it were coupled with very dark intense chocolate. In the end, I added honey to the tea to take down the slight bitterness of the tea. Just a smidgeon brought out the decadent tastes of chocolate and cherry and satisfied my cravings for the afternoon. Much thanks to Janefan for steering me toward Culinary Teas. If this is indicative of their quality, I think I will be extremely pleased with their teas.
This chocolate and cherry wonder hit the spot for me today. I’m so ready for a vacation, even if it’s just one precious day off from work when I am not sick! I’d love to try this iced, but it’s so cold in my office today I just need warmth.
I really do enjoy this sweet cuppa. :)
Now I thought this smelled awesome until I handed the bag to my boyfriend, Rick and he said “Blech! It smells like Robitussin!” I smelled it again, and sure enough it had that same cherry with a kind of tangy spicy medicinal tinge to it. Brewed it anyway, I just so happen to kind of like Robitussin. It tastes more like a cherry cordial than cough medicine if you ask me, but sometimes I find that I have to be thinking about the flavors while I’m sipping the tea to really taste them. This one is kind of like that. Not my favorite, but I’ve had worse.
I’m not really impressed with Culinary Teas so far, I placed a huge order with a gift certificate about a month ago and it took exactly a month to get the package. I’ll review everything I try, I have a lot of them to go through. I’m a dessert tea freak so unless it’s up there with 52teas Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, Della Terra Smores, or DAVIDs Red Velvet Cake…my ratings won’t be too high.
Loose tea smells of sweet cordial cherries – the chocolate, cherry liqeur, and maraschino are all present. Same goes for the tea – dark chocolate, liquid cherry filling, and maraschino. The cherry flavor is artificial tasting, as any maraschino is. The black tea base is assertive in this one, bitter and strong, but it actually tastes good with the sweet candy flavor. A keeper!
I wasn’t crazy about it, to be honest. The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag was a medicinal smell, like cherry cough syrup. That was followed up with a medicinal taste when I brewed it. It didn’t remind me of chocolate-covered cherries at all. Maraschino cherries don’t taste like Tylenol. I tasted a little chocolatiness, but it wasn’t very pleasant when combined with that fake cherry flavor.
I’m glad I only bought a sample and not a 4 oz. bag. I wasn’t impressed. If I want to taste a cherry cordial, I’ll eat one. This tea doesn’t measure up.