Valentine's Tea Blend

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Artificial, Chocolate, Cocoa, Raspberry
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 13 oz / 399 ml

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  • “2021 sipdown no. 22 Amazing sample from Cameron! This tea is so delicious. The dry scent is exactly raspberries and chocolate. Exactly! I never enjoyed fruit and chocolate when I was young, but as...” Read full tasting note
  • “Chocolate and raspberry sounded good this morning, so I steeped this one up as my first tea of the day. Unfortunately, I am not a fan. All I can taste is chocolate flavoring, which always seems so...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks to tea-sipper for the share! This tea has definitely grown on me over time. The first time I had it, I didn’t find the chocolate strong enough. This time I overleafed it, and the chocolate...” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the Samurai TTB. I’m finally breaking into this beautiful tea box! It feels like I haven’t had tea in at least a week (though it hasn’t been nearly so long) and I couldn’t tell you why. I’ve...” Read full tasting note
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From Simpson & Vail

No matter what time of year, Nothing says “I Love You” like a great cup of tea! Your sweetheart will enjoy sipping this well rounded, amber cup with its full flavor that lingers deliciously on the tongue. The aroma of decadent chocolate will draw you in, while the taste of rich chocolate and tart pomegranate will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients: Black teas, cacao nibs, hibiscus flowers, flavorings and raspberry pieces.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Certified Kosher

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9 Tasting Notes

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2021 sipdown no. 22

Amazing sample from Cameron!

This tea is so delicious. The dry scent is exactly raspberries and chocolate. Exactly! I never enjoyed fruit and chocolate when I was young, but as I get older, I am starting to appreciate it more. This tea was an absolute delight. The steeped taste is like eating raspberries and chocolate and I am here for it.

I even did a second resteep and it still had a decent amount of flavour! This is going into our S&V cart for sure!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Veronica

That sounds delicious!

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2071 tasting notes

Chocolate and raspberry sounded good this morning, so I steeped this one up as my first tea of the day.

Unfortunately, I am not a fan. All I can taste is chocolate flavoring, which always seems so artificial and waxy to me. There’s a little hint of raspberry at the end, but mostly it’s fake chocolate.

Nope, nope nope! This one is going into the swap pile so I can send it off to someone who will enjoy it more.

Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Cocoa, Raspberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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911 tasting notes

Thanks to tea-sipper for the share! This tea has definitely grown on me over time. The first time I had it, I didn’t find the chocolate strong enough. This time I overleafed it, and the chocolate is very rich and strong. The raspberry flavor comes out more as it cools – it’s like having a bar of dark chocolate with raspberry inside. I shared some with my dad, who said, “Now that’s a good tea! That tastes like a tea a rich person would drink!” So anyway, this tea is pretty high quality and really what other chocolate teas should aspire to be.

Courtney

Ooh, going to the wishlist!

tea-sipper

haha. glad you like it! It’s definitely one that NEEDS overleafing.

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From the Samurai TTB.

I’m finally breaking into this beautiful tea box! It feels like I haven’t had tea in at least a week (though it hasn’t been nearly so long) and I couldn’t tell you why. I’ve wanted some but I guess I haven’t had the motivation to make a cup? Anyway, I thought I would start with the one tea in the box that I had on my wishlist.

The Simpson & Vail website mentions pomegranate in this tea’s description, though I didn’t taste any of that here. For me, it was unequivocally a chocolate and raspberry duo. Nothing else. I gratefully couldn’t taste the hibiscus one bit either. The chocolate was a bit thin for me at first, with the raspberry coming through after, but overall it was a well-rounded cup.

As I was drinking it, I couldn’t help but think about 52Teas’ Peanut Butter and Raspberry Jelly which is probably my favorite raspberry tea. That one doesn’t have chocolate, so I probably shouldn’t compare, but I do think I like the 52Teas raspberry better. It’s more jammy (jammier?) which I like. I’m glad to have tried this one and to mark it off my To Try list. Thanks, tea-sipper, for adding it!

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nattie

Something in my head is whispering ‘mix them’

Shae

Oooh I like how you think.

tea-sipper

I bet you’d like Lupicia’s Framboise Chocolat if you haven’t tried it, it’s very jammy too.

Shae

I’ve never tried that one, but I’ll add it to my list!

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3259 tasting notes

So this Valentine’s blend never falls on the right day, so here it is now. I’ve had this a couple times, but the cup today was my favorite yet. Using one teaspoon, I don’t think the flavor was working for me. I think the magic is using more than one teaspoon. I saw plenty of big cocoa nibs in the blend, as well as something red (I guess raspberry bits and hibiscus). The flavor on both steeps is a lovely cocoa chocolate. Probably one of the best chocolate teas I’ve had so far (especially a chocolate tea that doesn’t include cocoa shells). Sadly, there is never a noticeable raspberry flavor. But luckily I’m also never tasting any hibiscus… I really love chocolate and raspberry together so a great jammy raspberry flavor with THIS chocolate flavor might be the most amazing tea ever. I definitely might have to indulge with this tea and use TWO teaspoons at least to see what happens, though the black tea itself seems dark enough and the perfect briskness with a teaspoon and a half, so I shall see. Both steeps were very similar in the amount of chocolate flavor. I dumped half the second mug on the rug… I rarely do that… I was really enjoying this tea too.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

The next day, I tried steeping two teaspoons while following the same parameters otherwise. Somehow this steep session was slightly less chocolatey than yesterday. However, now I’m noticing some hibiscus which is interesting. Obviously the hibiscus is not overpowering if I barely noticed it before. A little while ago, Mastress Alita mentioned a nice chocolate/hibiscus blend that actually sounded delicious, so it’s funny I actually HAD a chocolate/hibiscus blend around here. I do think the flavors are an interesting combination. I’ve had some unappealing chocolate teas, so this chocolate flavor being actually chocolatey is great. I guess the flavors that result are also in the luck of the scoop. The tart hint of hibiscus with chocolate is great. So basically I wanted to try the two teaspoons to make sure the black tea wasn’t too astringent, and it isn’t to me. I think the black tea strength was similar to yesterday’s 1 1/2 teaspoons. So I do prefer this tea with 1 1/2 or 2 teaspoons. This might get a rating of 79 with one teaspoon but using more tea makes this a tea I’d like to stock up on. And with a jammy raspberry flavor, this blend would be one of my very favorites.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Orphia

Glad to know the hibiscus isn’t really noticeable. I’ve been tempted to try this since I love chocolate and raspberry, but the presence of hibiscus in anything tends to balk me.

tea-sipper

I don’t think the hibiscus is too bad at all. It actually adds an interesting element to it – like a tangy note that lends to whatever raspberry is there. I don’t think I noticed any hibiscus in any of the steep sessions that I only used one teaspoon. It was more noticeable with two teaspoons, and I like it that way, so I’ll probably use two teaspoons in the future.

Shae

I made the mistake of reading your note after I tried this tea and now I’m regretting using only one teaspoon. Maybe that’s what I was missing!

tea-sipper

Shae – I was going to ask if you used two teaspoons when I saw your note. You are more than welcome to try it again! I think I included this in the teabox because it was on your wishlist anyway? And if there is any remaining when you mail it, can you write on the package “try with two teaspoons”? I should have done that. :D

Shae

Oh my goodness, that was so thoughtful of you! Thank you for including it. I will try it again with two teaspoons and I’ll be sure to make a note on the package when I send it on.

tea-sipper

Hope it’s tastier for you with two teaspoons!

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Bought this because it contained chocolate and raspberry, my two favorite ingredients for tea. It is quite good. The raspberry comes on strong as does the cacao. Can’t really taste the hibiscus. This is good tea.

Brewed this in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 minutes.

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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