Checkmate

Tea type
Black White Blend
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Black Tea, Chamomile, Coconut, White Tea
Flavors
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 7 oz / 207 ml

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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
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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “"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
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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.

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232 tasting notes

Mmmm!!! I will edit this later, because I really should go to my bus and get to my site..

So GOOD!! So good!!

Oreole

I can wait to read you revie, I’m not sure I wanna try it!!

Amariel

I like this tea a lot and will probably go back and get 50g or more of it.

MaddHatter

Its worth a 100g tin, and I’m not a fan of white tea or chamomile

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Interesting. Dry, it does smell like chocolate. It doesn’t taste strongly of chocolate, mostly of black tea with a nice hint of malt, but at the same time I can taste the Bai Mu Dan. It’s pretty odd. I didn’t expect to taste the white in there. I do have a bitter but mellow cocoa taste at the back of my mouth on the end of the sip. I actually can’t pick out the coconut and/or chamomile flavours, so I think this is pretty successful in its goal of blending them seamlessly. I am left with a chocolate taste in my mouth after drinking it, which is pretty cool.

Amariel

I find it to be a rather mellow tea myself. Nothing astounding on my tongue, but at the same time, the marrying of the flavours to create something else entirely, is pretty neat, like you said. I think this one might be best as a latte.

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739 tasting notes

this tea is ….. zzzzzzzz…. oh wait, …… where was i… ?

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Checkmate, oh checkmate. My long forgotten friend. I have only a small bit of you left, as I forgot you were even in my cupboard still.

I think I may have used a bit too warm of water this morning on your sweet, delicious leaves, but you still taste so yummy.

Oh dear checkmate… I’m almost out of you… I don’t know if I should stock up now or later, but dear sweet checkmate, I won’t forget to get more of you soon. You will not be forgotten, dear friend. I promise you that.

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The scent of this is not to be believed. It’s complex and has a sugary sweetness about it. I was apprehensive about the coconut element, since I have a complicated relationship with coconut. Not being a huge fan of it’s flavoring, I do like subtle hints of it in things, but only when it’s really coconut, and not an artificial taste.

The coconut in this complemented the tea perfectly. It added a warm element to it, which balanced out the sweeter aspects. Surprisingly potent for its ingredients, it is a real treat. I had considered getting this the last time I was at David’s, but had reconsidered after smelling it. But I had it with my sister this evening, and I know it’s only a matter of time before I’ll be running back to David’s to buy it for myself!

For some reason the vanilla notes remind me of The Royal Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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First off, do you know what’s awesome about david’s tea? I ordered this friday night (along with some of the new tea filters), it shipped monday, and it arrived today. I live in the USA. That’s good stuff, is all I’m saying. Also, they answer all my annoying emails.

On to the tea! Smells delicious. Reminds me a tad bit of buttered rum. There’s no one assertive flavor. It’s silky smooth…definitely a good afternoon tea.

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

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Lovely. This is my second try from my small advent calendar sample. Enjoyed it the first time and really enjoyed it this time too. Definite hints of coconut towards the end, but very creamy throughout. Someone noted reminded them of buttered rum, and I’d have to agree, except I may like this one even better. Still not as much as I love Stormy Night, but defintely getting this next time I’m at Davids.

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So this was monday’s tea … Day 17 of the advent calendar. I meant to have Sunday’s first, but mixed up the tins and didn’t realise till I started drinking the tea. This tea is a mixture of black and white tea, with some chamomile. So it makes sense that it was very soothing to drink it. I found the flavour light and enjoyable.

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Sipdown success!!! I like this tea. It smells like coconut, tastes like toasted coconut and has a creaminess behind each sip. It is a lovely tea! What I don’t get is the mistaken impression of chocolate, although adding some to this tea would be interested. I hate it when tea descriptions try to tell me what I might taste that isn’t in the tea especially when it comes to teas tasting like certain times of the day in various famous cities. Bah! Bah I say, bah! Anyway, aside from the disgruntled digression, I enjoy this tea and would consider buying it again.

Just read my first tasting note for this tea and I didn’t really like it much then! Funny how tastes and expectations can change over time.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

Mmmm…sounds delicious – I’m a huge fan of coconut! Congrats on the sipdown :)

Dustin

Thanks! I’m slowly working through my collection eliminating via sipdown or putting it into the get rid of pile!

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Some things are black and white. This tea, by its name, and the types of tea it contains, probably should be. However, it’s got quite the intriguing flavour. They compare it to hot chocolate on the label, but I don’t quite see it that way. It’s dry, it’s a little sweet, and there’s a bit of coconut. It’s different than most teas that I’ve had, and I quite like it for it. I’m glad to have it in my collection.

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

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