Cocoa Paradiso (organic)

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Pu-erh Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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  • “Can't believe I haven't added a tasting note for this puppy, yet. This is my favorite from David's fall collection. I bought an extra 100 grams to stash away, knowing that this is a limited tea,...” Read full tasting note
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    Beckara 95 tasting notes
  • “I wanted something rich to drink tonight, but I really shouldn't drink a tonne of caffeine as I have been up all night the past two nights. I believe pu'erh has less/little caffeine, so this fits...” Read full tasting note
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    nomadinjeopardy 658 tasting notes
  • “I think I'm falling out of love with coconut. I love coconut teas!! or rather I did... arh, I must! I won't give them up I won't! Yes I am having a tea tantrum. A tea-trum! This cup... it was ok....” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1292 tasting notes
  • “Don't stick your nose straight into a new bag. The amines/amides had really built up from the pu-erh and the initial whiff was strongly fishy. After letting the package breathe, it had a mellow,...” Read full tasting note
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    paulmtracy 141 tasting notes

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A truly divine tea. Breathe deeply, and it raises you up on aromatic clouds of cacao. Take a sip, and let its blissful warmth surround you with earthy pu’erh, rich chocolate and mellow notes of coconut. You may feel like you’re in paradise, but with antioxidant-rich cocoa nibs and ultra-healthy pu’erh, this tea will make sure you don’t get to heaven any sooner than you’re supposed to.

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95 tasting notes

Can’t believe I haven’t added a tasting note for this puppy, yet.

This is my favorite from David’s fall collection. I bought an extra 100 grams to stash away, knowing that this is a limited tea, and I only drink it now on special occasions to make it last. Anyone who wants to try Pu’erh tea but is a bit intimidated by the signature ‘earthy’ taste should consider giving this a whirl. It’s creamy, excellent with a dash of milk, and has an excellent coconut-chocolate taste that isn’t too much of one or the other. (what I mean by that, is that even a friend of mine who doesn’t usually like the taste of coconut enjoys this tea). The blend is, in my eyes, absolutely perfect and if there was a way to rate a tea higher than 100% I would!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Michelle Butler Hallett

It’s total yum.

DecemberMint

Drat! Too bad this tea is only part of the fall collection! You make it sound fantastic!!! I wonder if David’s will have any remnants still lurking about? If not, I suppose I’ll have to wait till next year! Thanks for the review

Dorothy

@DecemberMint. If it’s still online you can still order some. If you live near a store, just phone ahead to see if they have any in stock. I’ve heard they can also sell you some if it’s out of season and you buy A LOT (I’m talking like a whole canister or something).

Beckara

The David’s Tea on my street (this is why I’m always there, ladies) still had it when I went in on Monday, along with some of their other fall teas.

I’m looking forward to the two teas being released in December for Christmas.

Jaime

If there were a David’s Tea on my street, I’d be in so very much trouble.

Beckara

I swear, I think I’ve paid the store’s rent at least once, now ;)

Meghann M

I agree with Jaime, I’d be very much in trouble if there were a Davids on my street as well:) I love reading your notes about their teas Beckara!

Beckara

Thank you very much :)

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658 tasting notes

I wanted something rich to drink tonight, but I really shouldn’t drink a tonne of caffeine as I have been up all night the past two nights. I believe pu’erh has less/little caffeine, so this fits the bill perfectly. I hope.

I always get a weird scent when opening my tin of this tea, kind of soapy. I don’t know what causes that, but it always brews up creamy and rich. Rather than a chocolate flavour, I get bitter/raw cocoa from the cocoa nibs, but it is very smooth. This is always great to come back to.

Eisenherz

Ohhh you still have some of it left, you lucky! I wish I had gotten a big amount of it while it was available, I totally loved it and it seems it didn’t make the cut after winter (unlike Through The Grapevine) :( Enjoy while you still can!

Jessie

I am lucky! It seems like a lot of people would like to see it become permanent.

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1292 tasting notes

I think I’m falling out of love with coconut. I love coconut teas!! or rather I did… arh, I must! I won’t give them up I won’t! Yes I am having a tea tantrum. A tea-trum!
This cup… it was ok. Not terrible, but then there was no tea love either. Coconut can taste somewhat fake to me, and this definitely has that sort of tinge to it. I feel as if they added artificial coconut, even though I can clearly see the flakes in the mix!!
The pu’erh part was nice, but not strong enough for my liking. Oh well, can’t win’em all!
I should try this as a latte…

Kittenna

I’ve been having a little tea-trum myself lately, with Check Mate. Silly palate, changing its mind about what it likes so often!

Jessie

Coconut is my #1, but I started finding the coconut in this kind of soapy.

Indigobloom

Kristaleyn: For some reason I’ve had this issue with most flavoured teas. Wahhhhh!
Jessie: I know what you mean, I kinda wanted to wash out my mouth after!

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141 tasting notes

Don’t stick your nose straight into a new bag. The amines/amides had really built up from the pu-erh and the initial whiff was strongly fishy. After letting the package breathe, it had a mellow, creamy, nutty cocoa fragrance.

The tea brewed to a bright rust. I’ve only tried a few flavored pu-erh teas and they were disappointing but this is pretty good. The cocoa and coconut are discernable but they don’t overtake the subtle flavors of the earthy pu-erh.

[From some other notes, it appears this blend is no longer available? I’ve had this for a little while and just discovered I hadn’t posted a tasting note for it when I was cleaning out the tea bins.]

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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This one came as a sample with a Davids Tea order a while back, and I’ve been saving it for a cold day like this. I was a bit worried it would be too rank because I didn’t rinse it in case I ended up rinsing the flavouring out. Turns out I didn’t need to worry as this is quite a mild pu’erh, mildly earthy and dark without tasting like a mouthful of dirt or manure. The smell actually has caramel undertones though the flavour is mostly cocoa, though it’s not as chocolatey as Numi’s Chocolate Pu-erh. This tea however has a distinctly rich smoothness, perhaps from the addition of the coconut which is otherwise quite subtle.

I really enjoyed this tea, so it’s totally too bad that Davids Tea stop blending it. I voted for it a couple times when they were doing that Halloween Back From the Dead revival, but no luck. Ah well.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Eisenherz

I voted for it daily!! I think this tea is the biggest loss of all seasonal teas :(

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This tastes like a creamy pu’erh. More creamy than cocoa-y but very nice. very nice indeed, With the earthiness and richness of the pu’erh , no need to add any milk to give this a full mouth flavor. This blend has coconut BUT the coconut is not discernable. But this does not take away from the pleasure of this blend. Oh and if you are not sure about pu’erh this is a good, well great first one to try, as NO FUNNY, fishy tastes AT ALL. I have several teas to try from David’s teas and I am looking forward to trying them all.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I drank Cocoa Paradiso this afternoon and quite agree with you.

I lightly sweetened mine after the first few sips; the stevia brought out more cocoa.

Lori

Hmmm I will need to try some sweetener- these david’s teas are really good

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I’m still not sold on pu’erh, so I thought that this one would be a good tea to re-dip my toe into the kettle water with. Dry, I get no fishy smell, instead I get an earth-balanced coconut. This got my hopes up since it is the fishy that really has turned me off in the past.

I really wanted to avoid the fishy, so I rinsed the leaves in cold water for a bit before brewing. It definitely helped since I didn’t get fishy at all (yay!!). The tea itself has lovely notes of coconut and a deep earthy flavour. In reading the other tasting notes I see that this is a mild pu’erh, but I still could definitely predominately taste the notes that make it such a specific type of tea. I’m not rating this one though because I’m not sure yet that pu’erhs are for me. This is definitely one of the best pu’erhs I’ve had from David’s, but I still didn’t really love it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Drinking what little I had left of this. How I regret not getting 100000 grams of it! This is my favourite DT ever, and I am still shocked that they didn’t make it permanent. I was so sure they would that I didn’t feel I had to stock up on it… at my local DT, it was clearly the biggest hit of the 2010 fall collection, and everyone I know who tasted it was in love! Sooo rich, creamy, bold, full, pure deliciousness! What a sad day, the day I found it wasn’t permanent, and that it was already sold out. Also sad was the day it didn’t win the Back from the dead poll. Those who voted for Fantasy Island never tasted this! It can’t be!

Farewell, Cocoa Paradiso, I will miss you a lot! I might tell my grandchildren how great you were when I get old.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Bizarre. This kind of defies description. Strong, not quite cocoa-y, not quite coconutty. Something about it reminds me of coffee, in a way. Best to steep carefully, as it tastes straight-up bad if allowed to sit for too long. Doesn’t totally ring my bell, but I wouldn’t say I dislike it. I seem to crave it in Summer.

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