Charlotte au Chocolat

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  • “oh man...this one...*ysaurella* you are the best! She saved the last little bit of this one so that i could try it and i am loving it! I prefer it to florence from harney and sons, and i think i...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dammann advent calendar, day 4. I'm glad this one was included because it always intrigued me, but I was unsure about the keemun base, different from Dammann's usual (which I love). Sometimes I...” Read full tasting note
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    dinosara 2036 tasting notes
  • “The dry tea smells very much like the dessert it's named after! Brewed for 4 minutes, the brewed tea smells of chocolate, and amaretto infused with a touch of wood smoke, with the smoke and some...” Read full tasting note
    yyz 400 tasting notes
  • “I am SO thrilled this was in the Dammann Freres Advent Calendar this year - this was a tea I really wanted to try, and couldn't find a supplier for. Out of the bag, this smells amazingly...” Read full tasting note
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From Dammann Freres

Black flavoured tea “Charlotte au Chocolat”

Perfect harmony between black “grand Keemun” tea naturally exhibiting chocolate notes, flavored with cocoa and sugar almond aromas. Flower petals make this pretty tea the perfect blend to be served at tea time.

Brewing time: 4 to 5 minutes

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27 Tasting Notes

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5400 tasting notes

oh man…this one…ysaurella you are the best! She saved the last little bit of this one so that i could try it and i am loving it! I prefer it to florence from harney and sons, and i think i could even get my other half to drink this instead of hot chocolate. This is a great example of a chocolate tea that is really great!

whatshesaid

are you a big fan of Florence?

Shmiracles

i’m gonna get this! period. i just am. eeeee!

Ysaurella

this is a good chocolatea – and I’m not very chocolate tea but I won’t rebuy it Dammann increased the rate of 50% …14 €/100 g !!!
It was 8 €/100 g seven months ago…I like it but not enough to pay the double without explaination

Sil

Wow that’s ridiculous!

Sil

Just noticed my other post didn’t save. I enjoy Florence, but it’s not to die for. However when I want that chocolatey, hazelnut goodness it’s a good one

Terri HarpLady

oooh….hazelnut GOODness! That sounds awesome!

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2036 tasting notes

Dammann advent calendar, day 4. I’m glad this one was included because it always intrigued me, but I was unsure about the keemun base, different from Dammann’s usual (which I love). Sometimes I love 100% keemun bases, and sometimes I don’t at all. I remember why I often don’t when I smelled the sachet of this one, because that keemun smokiness is strong in this one.

After steeping, my fears are not allayed. Definite smoke, and yes some chocolatey, nutty sweetness on top. I think if I liked smoky keemuns, I would like this tea. But as it is right now, it’s definitely not for me. Well, it’s always good to have some teas to cross off the list, and I’m glad I finally got to try this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Smokey chocolate sounds neat :)

Shmiracles

i think i’m gonna skip my dance class and go straight home from work so i can buy this advent calendar if that’s still possible. idk why i’m tell you this really, i just wanna blab my plan is all hah. plus you and i shared dammann teas in the past.

Stephanie

How much was the advent calendar in USD with shipping?

Sil

i think it’s sold out

Dinosara

It does look like they are still available on Dammann’s site, Shmiracles! 10euro shipping. http://www.dammann.fr/coffrets/1081-calendrier-de-l-avent.html

Stephanie—Looked it up on my credit card, appears it was $36.65 total

Dinosara

Apparently they restocked, Sil!

Stephanie

Hey, that’s not as bad pricewise as I’d expected…

Sil

nice!

Tea Sipper

Oh chocolatey keemun sounds good… I just might have to mix a couple teas at some point :D

Sil

I love this tea…sigh

Shmiracles

wow! last time i tried to place a dammann order it wouldn’t take my card, but this time the site took my card just fine! i’m so excited! i ordered two advent calendars AND some tea! i totally splurged!

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400 tasting notes

The dry tea smells very much like the dessert it’s named after! Brewed for 4 minutes, the brewed tea smells of chocolate, and amaretto infused with a touch of wood smoke, with the smoke and some of the cocoa coming from the base tea. The chocolate and amaretto notes are prominent with the smoke adding a note that reminds me a little bit of a mole poblano sauce. The bit of smoke helps to make th tea seem more robust and deepens the chocolate note. It makes me think of late fall, early winter evenings curled up by a fire place. Very nice, I can see why this tea is sought after.

Sil

sigh i love this one…

MissB

I love this one too. I need to find a supplier for it… still waiting to hear from Cadeau Vendome to see if they’ll stock it.

yyz

I know I’ve seen it at other sites than Df, but so far they either don’ t ship to Canada because of our food importation laws prevent them from shipping all of their stock to Canada, or the shipping is more expensive than even th MF site.

OMGsrsly

I wonder what is in the tea that they can’t import it.

yyz

It’s not the tea I think, these stores also sell other forms of gourmet foods. There are several restriction on the importation, of dairy products( especially unpasteurised), meats and some forms of plant goods. Some of them sell alcohol, which at least here in Ontario has to be done through the lcbo. I wrote one of the stores to see if they would be willing to sell me just tea but I haven’t heard back from them.

OMGsrsly

Oh, right. That makes sense. Please keep us informed if it becomes possible. :)

yyz

For sure! It is still available on the dammann site. It’s 14.50€ with shipping starting at 12.00. The other places that have it right now and that ship to Canada have had shipping at 20€ and up.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’m thinking of making an order with my Christmas money, but I’ll probably order from that other site because the shipping is less.

yyz

Maybe they will be able to get it in… So far they have offered a pretty good service. I Would have received my most recent order from them in 5 days if Canada Post hadn’t sent my parcel to the wrong sub station.

OMGsrsly

That is so impressive.

MissB

Yea, I received my package in less than a week from France. Still waiting on a reply to my email though, which I sent in both French and English. ;)

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I am SO thrilled this was in the Dammann Freres Advent Calendar this year – this was a tea I really wanted to try, and couldn’t find a supplier for.

Out of the bag, this smells amazingly decadent – chocolate hazelnut. OH YES. It smells divine! Steeped, it smells less so, and drinking it was pleasurable, although not as lovely as the smell of the tea itself.

I’m getting a rich black base along with almonds and perhaps something orange. There’s something faintly chocolate in here too, and I can definitely taste the nuttiness. It’s much better sweetened, and I wish I had more… it’s delicious. Definitely on my to-order list.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JustJames

evil…. this is an evil review. (grumble…. glare…… lol)

CelebriTEA

lol@ JustJames…I was just thinking the same thing…lol…
I have been scared to try a chocolate tea, but this sounds so wonderful.
I do not have any problem drinking tea and eating chocolate, so…..

Fjellrev

Sounds yummeh.

JustJames

@CelebriTEA i enjoy chocolate teas…ahem, so long as they are what they say (grumble). BUT this is a mean and nasty review because i want some now, lol.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Agreed! I need!!!!

MissB

When I find a North American seller for this, I’ll be sure to let you all know! I have asked Cadeau Vendome if they will, or have, carried it… stay tuned.

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Day 4 of Dammann Freres advent caldendar. This is my last one for today. I am finally caught up. Dinosara suggested in one of her notes that she was going to review the “day of” tea the following day so not to spoil the surprise for everyone, I think I will do the same thing, keeping day 5 review for tomorrow.

The dry tea smells strongly of dark chocolate, with definitely nutty notes. The brewed tea tastes like a smokey Keemun base to me. I am definitely getting dark chocolate but not bitter chocolate. There is just a tinge of astringency on the back of my tongue towards the end of the sip, but it disappears really quick. It actually works really well with the chocolate. There is the lightest nutty notes, not specifically getting almond though. The sunflowers really balance the tea out and keep it smooth. I am not a huge chocolate tea fan, but this was is pretty good. The liquor of this one does not seem as thick as the other Dammann teas I have tried so far.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Tea advent calendar? Where did you get that?

Lala

Ordered it online from Damman’s site. There was/is a thread about it. I ordered it the last week of Nov, it was supposed to arrive around the 29, but got held up by customs (of course) for a few days.

Shmiracles

but they don’t have the advent calendar :( ploppers

TeaBrat

thanks, I’m pretty sure I can live without it :))

yyz

they sold out of the calendars.

yyz

But apparently they have them again at dammann.fr.

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1879 tasting notes

I keep trying this tea, but I have come to the conclusion that it will never be a favorite even though it is very high quality. Chocolate tea used to be anathema to me, but I have found a few that are tasty.
I think it is likely that even the dessert for which this tea is named would not be a favorite for me. I read that the dessert has coffee in it, and I really don’t care for coffee.

Made by the usual parameters for black tea, this is too rough edged for me. There is a strong Keemun smoke, which I often like, paired with the rough scrape of unsweetened cocoa, another note I have sometimes enjoyed, particularly with sweets, but somehow it isn’t working for me in this tea. Cutting the steep time and slightly lowering the temperature, I get a cup of tea that I can drink and whose quality I can recognize, but it just isn’t something I really love. I plan to use the rest of this to make generous pots of tea my coffee loving friends, who I think will love it, and I will have my daughter’s fiancé try it as he loves chocolate teas and coffee, so the edginess may be right up his alley.

This was served at Wednesday’s tea party with oven-baked brown sugar and cinnamon peaches with homemade ice cream, and my guest liked it quite a bit, so I know that it is just me!

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First I need to say I’ve always been suspicious with the idea of chocolate flavor for teas.
Each time I was seeing such a flavor on a package, I didn’t purchase it.
I like to drink hot chocolate with milk and tea + chocolate was little weird to me.

But I am curious and however now we can see more and more chocolaty teas (chocolateas ?)

I decided to taste this one because of the ratings here and because I never had a Dammann Frères I didn’t like.

I really appreciated it even if to me the only flavor I get is chocolate. I cannot pick out the almonds (I regret it because I love almonds so much)

The tea base is very sweet and smooth without any bitterness.

The tea is absolutely mellow and sweet.

Dedicated to the chocolatea lovers.

But between this tea and a cup of real hot chocolate, I would still take the real chocolate…too bad for calories !

PS : my daughter is in love with it (she’s 10 and like to taste my cups of teas)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Hooray! I am glad you liked it! That is about the temperature I used for it, too. And I was like you….at first when I started drinking good teas I thought chocolate and tea did not belong together. Once I got brave enough to try them, I liked them.

Ysaurella

I’m going to try several others :)

meliorate

This sounds brilliant… Chocolate teas are a little hit and miss, I’m glad there’s one out there that tastes this good!

Ruby Woo Scarlett

Not surprised Dammann makes such a blend, they seem to be all about nostalgia teas with all the flavours of childhood :)

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Chocolate perfection in a cup.

This chocolate blend is unbelievable. Smooth, decadent, sugary heaven! Both the leaves and the liquor smell like chocolate cotton candy. It might sound crazy, but I distinctly smell that “spun sugar” smell. Very intriguing. I tried the tea plain at first, but I just knew in my heart that it needed milk and sugar. I couldn’t have been more right. Haha! It’s not a rich as a cup of hot chocolate might be, but it’s damn close. The almond is slightly present but everything takes a back seat to the chocolate. I had to google “helianthus” to see what kind of flavor it might yield. Turns out that helianthus = Sunflower. I learned something new. I can’t say that I particularly tasted notes of sunflower…unless I automatically associated it with the general nuttiness of the almond. I’m so happy with this tea. Charlotte au Chocolat is masterfully blended. Today was truly a “tea experience”. All of you Florence lovers really need to try this tea.

Thank you so much Doulton!!! What a gem!

Cofftea

Gotta, gotta, gotta try this!

JacquelineM

Ooooohhhh!

LENA

Everyone should try this if you have the opportunity! It IS the best chocolate flavored tea I have ever had.
…And I loved Florence.

wombatgirl

I need to try this!!

TeaEqualsBliss

I sooooo want to try this!!!! I have tea envy! LOL

silvermage2000

Nice review sounds so good.

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328 tasting notes

Decided to steep this again. All I can say is this is a delightful chocolate blend. May even say I prefer this one to Florence. As others have said, this is milder than Florence. And I agree. Sort of the typical subtle French tea. But as I am trying to limit sugar…that Florence with it’s bitter notes from the hazelnuts requires soooo much sugar to smooth it out. This chocolate tea only needs 1 tsp per 16 oz. For a delightful sweet tea.

amandajo

Ok, now I’m craving chocolate… looks like I get to dig out my chocolate malt honeybush :)

Lori

Now that one sounds good…

amandajo

Oh it is! Gotta love 52 teas :)

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This was day 4 of the Advent calendar, but I’m just getting around to it now.

This is mostly to do with the fact that I really, REALLY don’t do smoke and the Keemun base was scaring me a bit. I can’t smell it in the leaves, necessarily (I get a kind of chocolate/caramel smell more than anything) but knowing it’s there, and knowing the accuracy of the tasting notes/blends has me a bit uneasy.

Unfortunately this tea is exactly what it says it is. The smoky taste and smell are at the forefront and end of the sip, with a little bit of chocolate in between. This is what I envisioned the 52 teas smores tea to taste like, absent the graham cracker and marshmallow notes.

This is definitely a case of a tea not being to my taste. I hate to rate it so low but it just isn’t one I’ll even be able to finish. I’m glad it was in the calendar to try, though. And I’m glad I just had the one teabag – instant decupboarding!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

it’s so weird you find it smocky, to me it was really so mellow.Anyway not my favourite tea, too much chocolatey for me even if i’s the purpose of the blend – I cannot reproach it !

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