Sip down! Mixed with a bit of H&S Stanley’s blend to up the robustness. Enjoyed my cup, but also happy to remove the tea from my Steepster cupboard. I am never going to clean out my cupboard at the rate I’m going.
“Eh, this one is *not* quite what I was expecting. It brews up quite murky, and with an offputting aroma that I can't quite place. It's a little reminiscent of Super Chocolate or Dr. Chocolate...” Read full tasting note
“I must be doing something wrong, or maybe my taste buds are on the fritz? The flavors are a lot weaker than I was expecting. Cinnamon is the only flavor that I can identify among all the...” Read full tasting note
“This is another tea I am trying to drink down lol, it doesn't wow me, and the chocolate gets a bit monotonous after a while for me. I'm really not that much of a chocolate fan I guess lol. Anyways,...” Read full tasting note
“I got distracted so this cup is now cold. It is really not good cold. All the flavors combine into one thick, odd taste. The word "muddy" comes to mind. I know that sounds strange but the...” Read full tasting note
As good as it gets
It was three o’clock in the afternoon on a rainy Friday. David was hungry. He needed a nap, a shave, and a hot meal. What he had was a kettle, a pack of matches, and a bag of black tea. So he grabbed some ingredients and threw them in the water. Chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla – this drink was a real piece of work. He lifted his cup, took a drink and then another. It was hotter than an inferno and smoother than silk. It was good. Almost too good.
Ingredients: Organic: Black tea, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla. With natural vanilla flavouring*.
Allergens: Dairy and coconut
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This one is kind of a miss for me.
It’s not that I hate it (thankfully, since I still have a 50g bag of it in my cupboard), but I don’t think that I would buy it again. I like my black tea to be strong (though not bitter), and this one was very weak no matter how long I steeped it.
Taste-wise it kind of reminded me of cinnamon buns (which.. yum!), and if the flavour profile had been stronger it had the potential to be really enjoyable.
This is an ok tea. The dry nose is delicious with a lot of promise, but once steeped leaves a lot to be desired. Steeping too long makes the cinnamon overpowering, but too little doesn’t give you any of the other flavours. Added a bit of milk to the second cup and it made it a little more comforting, tamed the cinnamon a bit and brought out some of the chocolate and coconut.
I was unsure what I would think of this tea when I purchased it, but I had been craving a dessert tea and the DavidsTea employee who was helping us raved about this one and proclaimed it his favourite. The combination of cinnamon, coconut, chocolate and vanilla sounded too good to pass up!
Unfortunately, this tea did not live up to the employee’s review. The flavour is okay, though it doesn’t taste as rich as I had hoped. My main issue, however, is actually not the taste but the texture of this tea – more specifically, the disgusting oily layer that formed every time I brewed this. I tried to ignore it, but every time I drank it I felt as if it was coating the inside of my mouth and throat.
My impression in the end was that it tasted less like a delicious chocolate flavoured tea, and more like what would happen if you just threw an entire chocolate bar and a cinnamon stick into a cup of hot water. Not impressed, and I will be avoiding any teas with chocolate chunks in them in the future, no matter how delicious they may smell :(
I find this to be quite strong with cocoa flavours and the bitterness that goes with it. The cinnamon is also quite strong adding to the overall power of the tea. The other flavour are there, but more as a backnote. If I sweeten it a little bit, I don’t mind it, but it wouldn’t be one of my favourites.