This is a backlog from my workday. I was alone with the thermos today, and since we now have a small selection of four teas to choose from, I turned a bit experimental.
1 part raspberry oolong from A. C. Perchs + 1 part ChocoLoco from Luka The m. m.
I’ve raved about the wonderful raspberry oolong often enought that it ought not need that much further introduction. The ChocoLoco is a rather ancient beast that has lived in my boss’ cupboard for some time untouched (but well stored). It’s sweet and chocolate-y and quite nice, although not overwhelming, really.
The 50/50 combination of these two was a spur of the moment sort of idea, and I have to say that the aroma of it smelled absolutely heavenly. Three of the others, independently of each other, said it made the room smell like sweeties, although they weren’t in agreement on which sort of sweeties.
I was rather looking forward to tasting it, but alas, while it was indeed very nice, it was not really the pairing of berries and chocolate that I had envisaged. The chocolate more or less overpowered the berries, so although the raspberry oolong on its own does have a fairly strong berry flavour, they only came out here and there.
It was very nice, though. I think, if my boss is still ill tomorrow, I’ll tinker with the blend a little more. More berry, less chocolate.