Chocolate Rocket

Tea type
Fruit Yerba maté Blend
Ingredients
Almond, Artificial Flavouring, Cocoa, Raspberry, Roasted Chicory Root, Yerba Mate Leaves
Flavors
Chocolate, Raspberry, Almond, Coffee, Jam, Roasted, Sweet, Char, Earth, Musty, Tart, Berries, Floral, Dark Bittersweet, Nuts, Cocoa, Ash, Caramel, Licorice, Nutmeg, Stonefruits, Taro Root, Dark Chocolate
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 336 ml

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  • “Breakfast tea with a little Keemun added..... Breakfast today was Oat Bran with dried cranberries, golden raisins, a tbs of half & half and packet of sweetener. It so reminds me of the Cream of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bumping up the rating a little because this tea has a permanent place in my cupboard. Drinking my giant travel mug full of this is slightly helping cut through the gloom and doom of this foggy,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Chocolate rocket. CHOCOLATE rocket! CHOCOLATE ROCKET!! Imagine me running around the house with my arms extended like airplane wings chanting CHOCOLATE ROCKET! The dogs look puzzled and a little...” Read full tasting note
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    CraftyVeganJenn 150 tasting notes
  • “Gah, this morning. So my wife and I couldn't fall asleep until 2:30 am or so after we were stood up at Waffle House last night. I woke up this morning and glanced at the digital clock, which read...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

The ultimate trip

Need a boost? Try this tea. First you’ll experience a pure, sweet hit of chocolate. Then you’ll find yourself awash in the freshness of raspberries. Followed by the richness of almonds and chicory. And then, bang, you’ll realize you’ve been infused with roasted Brazilian maté. How will you know? It’s what’s giving you all that crazy energy. Just fly with it.

Ingredients: Roasted Yerba maté (Brasil), cocoa, almonds, roasted chicory root, raspberries, natural and artificial flavouring*.

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402 Tasting Notes

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2596 tasting notes

Well… my morning had started out well…. until I found out that the freeze-dryer was again broken at work. This suuuuuucks…. but at least I’m out of bed, and it’s not 9am yet!

Anyways, I have tried this one before as part of last year’s Advent Calendar, but apparently that was pre-Steepster for me, so now I get to review it for real! (I should have actually tried to find the Advent Calendar sample… this was from a new bag I purchased not too long ago, whereas the other stuff was from 10-11 months ago… Oh well.)

The aroma is practically identical to the chocolate raspberry Lip Smackers I used to have (and may still have, somewhere). It was never my favourite, but somehow it’s one of the few I remember the aroma of most vividly. Hopefully the tea actually tastes like the aroma, instead of the lip gloss.

Thankfully, no lip gloss flavour here. However, also not as flavourful as I was hoping. I can taste the banana-y roasted mate, and definitely chocolate, but the raspberry is kind of eluding me. Or at least, it’s not tasting like real raspberry, and more like an artificial version of it, if anything. It’s also a bit thin-tasting. I’m pretty sure I used enough tea (probably nearly 2tsp for my mug, which I think is maybe 10oz?

Not bad, but… not super tasty, either. Oh well! I feel like a comparison between this one and Butiki’s Raspberry Truffle is required. Different tea bases, of course, but similar flavouring intentions. I think Butiki’s tastes better…

ETA: Second infusion waayyyy too much later is actually surprisingly tasty. Somewhat chocolatey, but not really much raspberry flavour. Well worth it IMO, though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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1341 tasting notes

Mmmmmm. Not quite what I wanted (A nice bold, complex, black kick in the pants with milk!) but seeing as that never seems to work at this office, I’ll settle for this chocolate concoction :)
This will be missed when it’s gone, sorely! but I’m not sure replacing it is in my budget *sighs

Jenn

Tea budget?! We don’t need no stinkin’ tea budget :)

Indigobloom

hahaha oh I wish, how I wish! If I ever want my own place though… *sighs
Darn those priorities!!

Jenn

Sensibility is a true burden.

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286 tasting notes

Yum, Chocolate Rocket… you are pretty dang tasty. I really despised the second steep, though, but I’m not blaming that on the tea. I made it at work, and I had to use a shitty microwave and awful tap water. I was hoping it would be alright, but I was disappointed.

Not your fault, Chocolate Rocket. I still love you.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Oh excellent this one is on my list to pick up the next time I dare go into David’s.

jessiwrites

Oh, I am getting a tin of it to split with a friend. It should get here this week, if you want me to send you some.

Courtney

Haha that would be awesome . At this rate I won’t remember who’s sent more :P

jessiwrites

Hahaha, I’m not too worried about it. I don’t mind sharing! I’ll be getting a couple parcels from DavidsTea over the next week, so you’ll have to see if there is anything else you want.

Tealizzy

I hate making tea at work too! All we have is a microwave. I’m hoping we’ll get a hot water tap when they remodel the building this year!

jessiwrites

It wasn’t even the microwave that was the issue as much as the hideous tap water, I think. I work from home most of the time, and I use filtered water. I didn’t even really think about it, silly me!

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I’ve been sipping on this coldish steeped style loose in my mason jar with a bombilla.
Fantastic. I get a nice energy boost, and the added bonus is that it tastes delicious
So so so easy. Just pop the leaves in some warm water and top off the water when you run low.
It tastes like a coco-raspberry truffle with an almond center. I really like Chocolate rocket with cooler steeping temperatures… I find it keeps any bitterness away =)

Preparation
Iced
Fjellrev

I’m going to have to try a lower temperature next time. I get no raspberry from this. :( Just banana. Roasted mate seems to do that to me. Cool you got a bombilla!

Lynne-tea

I’m soooo stoked on my bombilla! It’s increased my tea intake by a huge amount! Now I’m looking at mates and guayusas =( the budget hates me.
Oh and for this steeping, I used hot water (1/2 of the container) from the cafeteria and let it steep for about 1 minute, then put ice straight in to fill the remaining 1/2 of the jar. I find the raspberry flavours come out a lot better this way (I found the mate got bitter at higher temperatures).
I’ve also been steeping Red Velvet Cupcake this way and it becomes the most juicy strawberry jam flavoured tea! So good!

Fjellrev

Interesting method! I never have ice on me so I never considered doing this. Just now, I boiled some water for a different tea, and will wait for the remaining water to cool off while I drink this tea, and then after, try the Chocolate Rocket with the cooled off water. Let’s see if the banana will still be there!

Mind you, I cold steeped Chocolate Rocket once and it was weeeeeird.

Lynne-tea

Ahh yes.. I like the hot-to-cold steep.. using hot water first for a minute then popping it in the fridge with cold water (or wandering around with it still brewing in a cup.. and sipping from a bombilla). I really hope it works for you! and that you don’t get banana flavours.

I agree about the natural cold water steeping of Chocolate Rocket.. weird.. just weird.. :I

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300 tasting notes

Yay Traveling Tea Box many thanks to Amanda for coordinating and to Sare for including this one. This initially found itself in the pass pile on two accounts I haven’t had the best experience with chocolate blends and I thought it was a rooibos (silly its dark brown not orange). However I found myself starting with a chocolate mint tea so that opened myself up for this, try all the tea!

So this is actually a mate! That makes so much more sense and explains why I am filled with rocket fuel and the nice smokeyness I noticed from the very first sip. This is a very interesting blend and I actually kinda like it. The only teas I didn’t try at Teavana were a couple of mates: My Morning, MateVana and JavaVana except when my co-workers included them in blends that they wanted everyone else to try and they were drowned in rock sugar. But this does taste a bit like how some of them smell.

I think I shall try one more tiny cup and kick up the temp and time, I am caffeine sensitive but it is very tastey and this is for science, or erm something! Maybe it will make me want to do that laundry and then I can reward myself with more tea! Don’t like this second infusion quite as much but its not bad actually its getting better as it cools and it leaves a wonderful campfire feeling in my mouth. If I was into mate this would be a winner, but if anything I am most amused at how aptly named this blend is! Thanks Sare

Sil

YAY travelling tea box!

darby

Hope there’s a teaspoon left for me! LOL Sounds yummy.

Autumn Hearth

Definitely, you are right after me and I took less than a teaspoon. Should be enough for a few people to try unless you decide to keep it or somebody makes a pot.

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Thin tasting on the sip. Raspberry sweetness present in the aftertaste. I’m not detecting any real chocolate flavour in this one. Definitely some roasted notes. Very smooth.

As this tisane cools, I am noticing a very full and quite delightful aftertaste.

This tisane may benefit from a longer infusion time.

This is the first time that the scent of a tisane or tea has triggered a memory. For some reason, the scent transported me back to the fourth year of my undergrad while I was studying for final exams in December. Specifically, I remembered how on one really strange day the weather would alternate between looking like a fresh spring day and a very violent snow storm every 10 minutes or so. Really neat! I have no idea why that connection was made in my subconscious- just thought it would be interesting to share!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Keep sharing!

Raritea

Will do! I really hope I have some more experiences like this in the future!!

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1.25 tsp for 250mL water @ 98 C. Loooooong steep; I left the bag in while drinking. Mate can do that. Drunk bare.

Sipdown, and some air got into the packet, so this blend is neither as fresh-tasting nor as fragrnt as it was .. but manohmanohman, is ever potent. Lots of roasted mate notes but very little chocolate or raspberry when this gets stale. However, I feel like I am ready to take off — without the edgy jitters that can come from coffee. Remembering now why I liked mate so much; gonna get me some Jumpy Monkey later today. Vroom vroom.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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915 tasting notes

Oh man, I am SO SO SO behind with life here. One more paper and I’ll be done for the term. Just sipped this down the other day. Luckily, I finally started getting raspberry out of this in maybe the last three cups or so. Would I buy again? Nah, roasted maté is a tricky one for yours truly.

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It has been a long while since I had this. It was so good this morning. Brewed at 95degrees. Chocolatey and the raspberry was true tasting. And provided lots of energy!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
TassieTeaGirl

Its such an amazing breakfast/wake up tea! Though with the order I put in on Monday I’m making the bf pay for most of it as he had about 2/3 of the last tinful I bought…

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374 tasting notes

Thanks to ladykittykat for the sample (I forgot to log it in when I had it), said sample “forced” me to add some to my recent order from DAVIDsTEA….I can’t help it if the teas just “fall” into my cart and I “happen” to hit checkout. It also doesn’t hurt to have a husband who would rather see me drink tea instead of coffee.

This tea smells super chocolaty as it sits here steeping at work. I’ve already had some comments on the smell in a good way. But I refuse to share with the work people. Also smelling a hint of banana. The taste? The taste is OUT OF THIS WORLD. There is a serious taste explosion going on with each and every sip. Will have to get a larger package when I am out of this. KeenTeaThyme (KiTT) some of this is headed your way!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Cattibrie

This is one of the first ones I got from David’s. It is great but I have to be careful when I drink it due to the energy rush I get from it.

The Purrfect Cup

Well, I am in some serious need of an energy rush this morning! :)

aisling of tea

I love, love, love, love this one. Loooove. We picked up a 10g sample one day and turned around and bought a tin the very next day. I’m so glad you like it!

KeenTeaThyme

I am waiting (im)patiently!! :) It sounds so good and I trust your judgment! :)

The Purrfect Cup

It should go out in the mail tomorrow. Saturday at the latest!! The last of what I wanted to add went into the box today.

Indigobloom

I love this tea!! I just wish I had more of it!!! :)

Mélissa

I can smell the banana too. It’s banana-breadish at some point.

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