Checkmate

Tea type
Black Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by CHAroma
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 7 oz / 207 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

37 Want it Want it

  • +22

116 Own it Own it

  • +101

154 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Oh work tea (aka work brewing conditions).... you are truly so terrible :( I almost don't even want to drink this cup of tea because it's just Not. Very. Good. And I know the tea is great. I...” Read full tasting note
    93
    kittenna 2244 tasting notes
  • “I reviewed this tea 5 months ago when I was just a wee baby Steepster. Now I must be an adolescent. A teenaged Steepster, not quite respectable and wise like my elders who've been here for a...” Read full tasting note
    70
    bonniejohnstone 673 tasting notes
  • “I followed *Bonnie's* suggestion and tried this as a latte. It is a beautiful rainy day today. I love rain and most of the time it makes me smile more than sunshine! It is so relaxing to watch it...” Read full tasting note
    51
    Ninavampi 158 tasting notes
  • “"You’ll swear you’re drinking a cup of hot cocoa, even though there’s no chocolate in the blend" Lies! (Don't get me wrong. It's still a very good cup, but I can tell the difference between...” Read full tasting note
    87
    cavocorax 1676 tasting notes

From DAVIDsTEA

Game on

This tea isn’t like a chess game of black versus white, it’s black and white working together. When you mix white Bai Mu Dan with black tea, coconut and chamomile flowers, it creates a rich, satisfying, chocolate flavour. You’ll swear you’re drinking a cup of hot cocoa, even though there’s no chocolate in the blend. It’s so delicious it’ll hold any king or queen in check – now that’s a winning move any way you look at it.

Ingredients: Black tea, white tea, coconut, Roman chamomile flowers, artificial flavouring*.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

Company description not available.

154 Tasting Notes

76
728 tasting notes

This is just what it claims to be. Chocolate and coconut that’s what it is. This isn’t that bad, it’s actually better than I expected it to be. It’s a little strange with both the white and black base. Steeped about 85 C and that seemed to work.
All and all this is a decent chocolate tea, not my favorite but pretty good.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
286 tasting notes

Courtney sent me a sample of this forever ago, it seems, and I totally forgot about it. I pulled it out the other day and decided to give it a shot this afternoon.

I don’t know why I waited so long! It’s so yummy. I don’t get chocolate like everyone else seems to, to me, this tastes like caramel or toffee or something equally sweet and delicious. I very much enjoyed this cup, and I am going to prepare a second infusion right now.

Thanks, Courtney! I’m looking forward to drinking some more of this one.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76
1297 tasting notes

So a friend gave me this sample… and the cran-pear! but I was pretty sure this wouldn’t do much to wow me, and I was right. Now, I don’t really like white chocolate (which this reminds me of) and coconut shavings are bad for me so this review is a bit biased!
Still, it was just ok. I could kinda taste the white, but not enough to make me swoon. I prefer the tea-ness to come out just a bit more. I gave the rest of the sample away to another friend…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
83 tasting notes

When I heard about a blend of White and Black tea I was really not sure about this mix…
But i’ve wanted so much to try this one.

I was much pleased by this one! DAMN.
It’s fully satisfying because I can catch all the White and Black tea flavor.
It’s a little creamy, but not too much creamy like Vanilla Oolong or Buttered rum.
Chocolate you say? Yes, there’s a little of it, but not the ugly steeped taste, the sweet
light flavor of cocoa here. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Amariel

I really like this one…it is smooth. Simple but complex, light but heavy. The perfect mix of light and dark.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95
806 tasting notes

Yep, tried steeping it at a lower temp than recommended again and it works so much better.
Now this tea tastes smooth and I am definitely getting the hot chocolate notes in it, not a full on hot chocolate but a light, nice, smooth one!
Upping the rating a little.

Erin

This is one of my fav’s from Davids!

jadlowitz

Thank you so much for the lower heat time. I heated my water to 185 degrees/85 and steeped for 6 minutes. I get the chocolate and caramel flavors and the flavors are very much prominent more than at the hot suggested temperatures.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
171 tasting notes

Tried this one awhile back and just now getting a note down.

I find myself comparing this with Della Terra’s White Chocolate Coconut Cream. Probably because both are coconut & chocolate predominately.

Dry, this tea smells lightly of sweet coconut. I find the chocolate a little less present in this than the Della version. It’s funny to me that the chocolate in the Della version is supposed to be white but I find it much like the chocolate present in this tea. The coconut comes through more and more as this blend cools and at the end of each sip. I find this tea a little richer in flavor, but not necessarily better than Della as I’m getting something I don’t recognize.. could be the chamomile since I’ve not had many teas with it yet.

I think I’m intrigued by Della’s version because it’s got black, white and green teas (which I imagined I could pick out)for a base, as this one is black and white. Although I do like the large pieces of coconut in this blend.

The jury is still out on which I prefer of these two blends. I might have to do a side by side comparison.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

172 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Chocolate coconut mocha.

Liquor: Medium golden clear with a definite chocolate coconut aroma and hints of mocha.

Flavour: A sweet chocolate-coconut flavour with a mocha background, brought to us through a combination of white Bai Mudan tea and open China black tea, plus the coconut. The effect is a rich and satisfying cup.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
169 tasting notes

This was another one of my samples from Bonnie, and I quite enjoyed it. I added a little sweetener and it was smooth and creamy, with a mellow coconut flavor and a hint of savory spices. Good stuff.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
24 tasting notes

I needed to wind down after work today so I chose this little number. I’m glad I did because drinking this today…I discovered new flavours :D Maybe it was how I had the water today or what dry tea scooped into my teaspoon exactly, but I’m finally getting that chocolate sensation that’s described, yay!! It’s very light in the liqueur, but that’s good since there’s not actually chocolate in this blend. Verses something like Love Tea #7 where I expect it to be heavy on the chocolate since it’s actually in it. Yeah, this is a great tea if you want a real treat but don’t want one of DT’s more, er….“gimmicky” teas? Not that it’s a bad thing…but Checkmate feels more natural yet still fun c:
P.S. Upping my rating again x3

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
15 tasting notes

Mmmm so I revoke my earlier comment about this not being a permanent fixture in my cupboard because its completely and utterly grown on me. I’m on the second steep of my batch today and the flavour hasn’t yet waned although there is definitely an underlying tartness to it that went away with a little bit of agave. Lots and lots of coconut in both the first and second steep – just yum!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.