Chocolate Puerh

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Cocoa, Nutmeg, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Rooibos, Organic Vanilla Beans
Flavors
Chocolate, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Dark Bittersweet, Nutmeg, Nuts, Orange Zest, Vanilla
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 oz / 256 ml

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From Numi Organic Tea

A rich, velvet, chocolaty aroma envelops this enticing blend of deep, dark Puerh and organic cocoa nibs. Numi’s Chocolate Puerh is made with organic wild-harvested tea leaves fermented and ripened into an earthy black tea. Whole vanilla beans and sweet accents of orange peel enhance this blend along with nutmeg and cinnamon rounding off a spicy finish. Rich in antioxidants, this hearty and healthy Puerh tea is decadence in a cup.

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Yep, this is a good one for at work. A bag in my mug, with hot water from random places on campus, and voila! Tea!

It’s chocolatey. Not much puerh, vanilla or orange though. I might try it with 2 bags next time.

Definitely a nice “at work” drink, and I’d probably buy another box just because it’s so handy.

Preparation
8 min or more

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Surprisingly, this tastes best with the hot water at work! For me, I discovered the perfect brewing method:

1. Tear open and empty three tea bags into a 12 oz travel mug.
2. Fill with hot water from the hot water spigot.
3. Steep indefinitely and sip until done.

That’s it! So simple. I get all the velvety, earthy cocoa and spice flavors. Nothing bitter. Very smooth and comforting.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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thanks OMGsrsly! I opted for this one today because it’s an easy sipdown lol i need a few of those to get me going before more tea comes in. For a bagged tea i quite like this! It’s not overly puerh-ish but the tea is still a little present. You do need to give is a quick stir since some of the chocolate settles, but this would be good for those times when im’ at work and don’t want to fuss. appreciate the share!

OMGsrsly

This is a work tea for me. I find it can sit for ages with the tea bag in, and just needs a bit of a swirl for the (I guess) cocoa powder to resuspend. Perfect because I can’t have anything at my desk.

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I’m still surprised how much I like this. I’m so-so on pu-erh and don’t seem to care for most chocolate flavorings in tea, so I thought maybe the first time was a fluke.

Nope.

This still delivers a really satisfying rich dark chocolate cup of tea. It even smells like a dark chocolate cake.

Unfortunately, this was the last bag that Fiance had nicked for me while on one of his business trips.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
CelebriTEA

I would love to try something like this.
I didn’t care for chocolate in tea, but lately I think I am having a change of ♡
And while I cannot imagine chocolate in just any tea~
It seems like it could really work with the earthy taste of puerhs.

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Looking over other reviews, I wonder if I need to use more leaf because overall this felt/tasted rather thin. It did have a nice chocolate taste as well as a dry sweet hay taste that I seem to associate with pu-erh so that was nice. It was definitely better than The Tea Spot’s Bolder Breakfast (another chocolate pu-erh blend) – the chocolate wasn’t so dry tasting – but it wasn’t as good of a chocolate tea as Lupicia’s The Au Chocolat – which still wins as the best chocolate tea I’ve had. But this one was mild, smooth and had a nice depth of flavor (Bolder Breakfast can seem a bit flat) so while the chocolate wasn’t a rich as I might have expected (though there was a nice, almost just-finished-a-milk-chocolate-candy-bar aftertaste going on), the overall experience was enjoyable.

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

If you haven’t already, you might want to try 2.5g/6oz water and/or milk. That’s the amount in the bagged version (and the only way I’ve had this).

Auggy

Yeah, I actually used a little more leaf than that – just under 5g for 12oz.

Cofftea

2.5×2 equals exactly 5, not just under… so maybe use a little more? Have you tried the bagged version to compare?

Auggy

Bah, typo. That’s what I get for typing in the darl. It was 5.7g. Just under 6.
And nope, just the loose.

Auggy

*dark
(I give up).

Auggy

For the record, I still haven’t turned on my living room light. I was never able to do well in the touch typing unit that covered punctuation and the number row.

AmazonV

i am a IT person and i still look at my keys, i wouldn’t do any better and likely would do worse!

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This is my last sample of this…I steeped for about 4 minutes. Still not getting a CHOCOLATE taste, really, but it’s an ok blend.

kat

just wondered if u drink all these teas u blog the same day? You go girl if u do!! Wowzers!

TeaEqualsBliss

Mostly…unless I just type “backlogging” with no other review…but I usually drink anywhere between 6 and 12 cups a day! LOL

kat

Niiice!

Jillian

You’re not getting any cocoa flavour AT ALL?! Have you tried steeping it the full 5 minutes? 0_o

TeaEqualsBliss

@ Jillian – I remember I did the first time…but it was like a fake cocoa powder eqiv not a chocolate like I was thinking…

Jillian

You’re right it doesn’t really taste like sweet chocolate, but I don’t find the cocoa flavour all that fake. shrug Either way, though I’m no expert, I don’t think there’s a lot of ‘authentic’ pu-ehr flavour in this one.

TeaEqualsBliss

I do agree that it does taste noticeably different dep on how long it’s steeped! Maybe that is the key for the actual cocoa.

Ricky

Chocolate and Pu-erh. Yum, except that orange peels and spices don’t really do well for me. =(

TeaEqualsBliss

I couldn’t taste the orange peel at all…

Ricky

Watch me detect it =P and I’ll blame you! lol

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A review of Chocolate Pu-erh (Numi Organic Pu-erh) by Numi Organic

Company: Numi Organic Tea
Tea Name: Chocolate Pu-erh
Tea Type/Varietal: Pu-erh
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: red
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

I had placed an order for the Numi Tea Sampler pack and received several other Numi tea for sampling as well as several nutritional breakfast bars. It was quite a surprised when I did finally open the package. I had no idea, as this box had arrived several weeks earlier it seems.

I selected to drink this Chocolate Pu-erh as an after dinner drink. I remove the tea bag from its envelope like seal and I am happy to see it is a tea bag with a string and not those sachet pyramid tea bags. I place the tea bag in my cup and add in the boiled water to it and leave it to steep for five minutes. I can see it coloring right away; first seeming dark brown and ending with that russet reddish color and tea’s aroma is that earthy dampness and when I take sip of the tea it is smooth and chocolate tasting. I call it that Cocoa nib chocolate flavor.

I was able to fix two cups of this tea and it truly is decadence and yummy. My palette is drying as I take sip and sip of the tea, as I swoosh it around my mouth it has a drying effect to it and when I do swallow it is smooth and velvety.

Overall this is a robust tea that begins with that damp earthy smell and resulting with hints of Cocoa as top note while intermingling with the Vanilla Bean and Nutmeg and as the teas color is bright red/russet this could be due to the orange peel.

I like this organic chocolate pu-erh by Numi. Thank you for offering the challenge and all of these samples. I don’t eat nutritional bars so I gave them to the hubby for his lunch snacking treats.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act III scene 5

Exit, pursued by the Bear.
Stage direction from A Winter’s Tale, Act III scene 3

When I was initially going through the mighty Shakespeare box and I pulled this bag out I said aloud “Oh God” both as a statement of horror and a supplication. I dislike both chocolate and Puerh: this seemed like the most unholiest of pairings. I needed to be in the right frame of mind to try this one. And today was the day.

I bravely went to my teapot and prepped. The dry leaves actually didn’t make me recoil. As I added the freshly boiled water to the leaves the scent wafted up I did recoil and said “Oh God” yet again. Dirty animal chocolate. As I poured the steeped tea and the smell came at me I started muttering “ohgodohgodohgod…” My composure totally cracked, and yet I tried a sip. I GAGGED! It was my first full-out tea gag. I calmly set the cup down and put my hand over my mouth and tried to decide what to do. It smelled like a zoo. A chocolate sprinkled zoo. Perhaps more like if you took this tea, mixed it with the mocha powder that Starbucks uses, and then stored it in the cave where a bear’s hibernating for the winter. I decided to let it sit in another room while I decided its fate. Either the cooling would be a good thing or it would go down the sink.

The cooling helped it quite a bit. I’ve only had a few Puerhs, but there seems to be a “sweet spot” of time/temp where it becomes this oddly fascinating drink to me. The window on this one was very quick. I could sort of understand why others like this: the chocolate did do a neat “flavor coat” on the roof of my mouth. The tea seemed more like a mineral-filled earth. And then it went back to being blechy. There’s about 1/3 of the cup left and it’s sink-bound.

This tea is Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale. It starts off full of vengence, then does this 180 where it’s all about redemption and a statue coming to life. It really isn’t Shakespeare’s best play — the only really good part of this play is the stage direction Exit, persued by the bear. I started off vengeful with this tea, then shifted maybe 10 degrees or so in it’s favor, but that’s as far as I got. No redemption here. If I really enjoyed chocolate or Puerhs, then this would be a completely different note, but alas it is not to be. GA

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

I just can’t fathom anyone not liking chocolate hehe… but now knowing that you don’t I can definitely understand your rating. SO chocolatey! Thankfully I’ve never gotten “zoo”- or I fear I would have gagged myself. Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas would be another bad one for you to try lol:)

Cinoi

Was this the loose leaf version or the bagged? I have never tried the loose leaf, the bagged is readily available at my local Whole Foods. I have never had this dirty animal or chocolate smell come off of it. I am sorry you had a bad experience with it…

Rabs

It was loose leaf, so maybe the flavors were really amped up or something. I dunno.

My distaste for chocolate came from my love of chocolate as a child (I overdid the M&Ms one Easter and to this day I cannot stand M&Ms). I can enjoy chocolate in very small quantities before my “ick” reflex kicks in. Perhaps that means I’m extra-sensitive to the chocolate in this tea? I can see myself eventually appreciating and enjoying puerhs, but I’m just not there yet. If I ever try the bagged version of this, the I’ll let you know :)

Cinoi

Yea, it might just be the loose leaf, I should get some and try it…I think the bag is fantastic on this, its subtle, barely any chocolate or puerh (you can check my reviews, they’re all about bagged). I think it’s spiced with an intriguing creaminess and no dirty animal smell.

Cofftea

Haha that’s funny- I’ve heard of people OD’ing on things (my mom on cooked carrots and green beans), but chocolate?! That’s not only strange, it’s sad:( That’s funny that you mention M&Ms @ Easter. I was 4 before I ate chocolate… then someone gave me one @ Easter and I was hooked lol. Like Cinoi I can’t tell you how it compares (more/less zoo or chocolate) to the loose leaf, but I consider the bagged VERY chocolatey so you may want to just skip it. The thought of you dumping a partial cup makes me wanna cry lol.

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btw so totally getting all the dried herbs to make/improve that blend of herbs for a cold. Felt soooo good after that.

So since I can’t really taste I have no idea why I went for this. I just knew I wanted puerh and well this doesn’t seem like a waste on useless taste buds.

First I just have to laugh again at the packaging of this tea. TEMPT your water to a boil. Whatever.

I tempted my water to a boil by subjecting it to heat in a closed container and steeped it for three minutes.

While really this was just hey maybe puerh helps get rid of colds, I was hoping for chocolate. I could taste chocolate. And just a bit of hay, I was worried this was actually going to be terrible and I’d be able to taste fishiness since I didn’t give it a little rinse off first.

I don’t understand puerh in a tea bag but I guess when you want it really conveniently, it works. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go cry because of hockey.

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Well, this is odd stuff. I think I like it. Not sure whether I’m going to buy more when it’s gone, though.

Was that confusing enough?

Yesterday was one of those seriously frustrating days filled with interruptions and tangents and distractions and delays and stubborn people and by the time I hit the grocery store after work I was ready to purchase and eat an entire Key Lime Pie all by myself, washed down with a bottle of cheap bubbly. So I wisely headed for the tea aisle instead.

I decided I would get one, maybe two, boxes of Really Serious Tea. I had in mind some Yorkshire Gold but the only box was badly crushed. Then I thought, maybe some killer Earl Grey. But there were none I hadn’t tried already, and they were all in bags. So I wandered over to the brands I don’t look at too frequently.

I noticed that every single Numi in the store was a pu-erh. I am seriously nervous about pu-erh. That seemed a good reason to take the plunge, so I picked this one because it was the single weirdest-sounding one on the shelf. When I got back home I found it was actually on my shopping list, although I’ve since taken it off.

I am finishing up the second cup. I drank the first one without additives. The dry bag had a whiff of something vaguely fishy, but I plunged on. Surprise! Brewed, it really id taste like tea+chocolate, rougher than Florence but really kind of interesting. And no fishy aroma. On the other hand, I was looking forward to the hint of orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and I didn’t get the orange at all. I drank most of it pretty quickly but was not fast enough to get to it all before it went stone cold. Drinking it black and stone cold was not a good option for me. Although, weirdly, I think I got more of the cinnamon and nutmeg then.

Second cup, I added a splash of half-and-half and sampled it. Hmm. Weirder still, I think I liked it better without additives as long as it was hot. So I added some rock sugar, and decide yes, counter-intuitively, the stuff is more interesting to me without anything added.

Now the second cup has cooled off, and I’m getting a lot of chocolate following a rush of sweetness. This is the most changeable, wibbly cup of tea I have tried so far. If it piques your curiosity, go for it. I think you will have a very individual response to it, but I truly cannot say where it’s likely to fall on your personal continuum.

Not going to assign a numerical rating.

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

I liked their Emperor’s Puerh well enough, but I thought the mint puerh was awful!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This was the first puerh I ever had. I liked it for sure…think I’ve got another bag around here…

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