Black and White Tea

Tea type
Black White Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Wood
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Yay, we have a winner. I really like this one. It reminds be a bit of Checkmate from Davids - but this is a better version of that. This is a very nice chocolate vanilla tea. I don't have a lot...” Read full tasting note
    Dexter 752 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown! Thanks, *Cavocorax*, for sharing with me. :) I've had a few cups, and I don't think it's something I'd buy. It smells so good, and tastes pretty good, but something about it just...” Read full tasting note
    OMGsrsly 1620 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown! 851. Thanks to *Cavocorax* for letting me nab a sample of her pouch while it was still sitting around with Sil :D Hmm. Something about this tea seems kind of familiar, and I'm sad to...” Read full tasting note
    kittenna 2606 tasting notes
  • “*Roswell Strange*, I really must say this competition has done wonders for my stash. With each cup I feel a little more accomplished because not only am I advancing just a little more ahead in the...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 2068 tasting notes

From sTEAp Shoppe

Flavors derived from the classic black and white milk shake. Black Tea and Organic cocoa nibs with White Tea and Organic Vanilla bean.

I am taken back to a malt shop on the corner of town when neighbors were neighbors
friendly demeanor abound, greetings and stories embellished for the listening ear
the smell of the chocolate and vanilla combined
brings all of these thoughts to mind.

Delicate yet robust, floral and creamy, soothing yet lively. It would be impossible not to love this tea.

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20 Tasting Notes

752 tasting notes

Yay, we have a winner. I really like this one. It reminds be a bit of Checkmate from Davids – but this is a better version of that.
This is a very nice chocolate vanilla tea.
I don’t have a lot to say about it. It’s not complex, it doesn’t try to be a lot of things. This is just a really nice chocolate dessert tea. I like it.
Thank you VariaTEA for this sample.

VariaTEA

OMGsrsly actually sent this my way so she is the source of this tasty tea :). I am glad there is finally one you liked.

Abby Noelle

ohh I want to try this!!

OMGsrsly

I got it from Cavo, who I think maybe got it from Sil. Haha. The tea has travelled well! I quite like this one too.

Dexter

LOL it’s like a traveling tea box, except it’s just a single tea. This sample ends here- I’m drinking the last of it right now. Thanks to everyone who passed it along.

VariaTEA

Haha. It has just slowly been dwindled so all of steepster could give it a try.

OMGsrsly

I got an almost full tin, and shared it around. :)

VariaTEA

Well thank you for sharing :). I have one cup worth left and the rest I sent to Dex. I wanted to make sure that I liked the tea and that is why I enjoyed it as opposed to just being excited about it

Stephanie

This one is good stuff! :)

Yvonne

Wish I could’ve tried this!

Cavocorax

Hahah. I love how this got around. I think Sil and I shared an order from the Steape Shoppe and then passed things along in various swaps. :P I didn’t care for this one as much, but I’m happy you guys did! For me, the cinnamon swirl bread was THE tea from them, and nothing could compare to it.

MissB

So funny! OMGsrsly gave me some too, so now I just have to try it. Such a lineage, this tea!

OMGsrsly

Oh, awesome! I hadn’t kept track of what I was sending people for a while there. :)

MissB

You keep track? Jeepers. I should do that. It’s out of control now, I’m so surprised I’ve yet to give someone duplicates. Or, maybe I have?

OMGsrsly

I had been keeping track, then I got caught up in the swapping craze. :) Spreadsheets, MissB. Spreadsheets.

Tea Sipper

Ah! Better checkmate! That must be really good!

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1620 tasting notes

Sipdown! Thanks, Cavocorax, for sharing with me. :)

I’ve had a few cups, and I don’t think it’s something I’d buy. It smells so good, and tastes pretty good, but something about it just doesn’t make me reach for it.

So now I have a tin for my S&V GINGERBREAD tea. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yeah, I don’t think I was crazy about this one either.
Glad you’re enjoying the S&V Gingerbread! Next sale they have, I may place an order! I have about $50-100 Xmas money that I can spend without guilt…

But I should probably sit on it for… a month or so to make it last? :P

OMGsrsly

GINGERBREAD. And apparently the root beer is amazing too. Now that I’ve overleafed the English Toffee, it is delicious. 1 tbsp per 16 oz mug for sure. Not 2 tsp. :)

Courtney

I quite enjoyed the Root Beer, but I don’t know how to adequately describe it haha.

OMGsrsly

Have you had the Root Beer Honeybush from Butiki, Courtney?

Cavocorax

Thanks for the rec! I’ll remember to sample both!

Sil

The rootbeer ever from a&tv is pretty good.

Sil

Grrrr auto correct

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2606 tasting notes

Sipdown! 851. Thanks to Cavocorax for letting me nab a sample of her pouch while it was still sitting around with Sil :D

Hmm. Something about this tea seems kind of familiar, and I’m sad to say that it’s not in a good way. I’m starting to think that me and sTEAp Shoppe’s teas don’t agree… or perhaps, something about their chocolate flavouring/cocoa nibs. It’s not bad, or undrinkable, or anything of the sort, but there’s something that I’m not completely enjoying.

Anyhow, my first impression of this was that it’s creamy and a bit chocolatey. I’m blanking on more details right now though, so will have to go have a bit more and update later.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

I had the same problem with their teas! Love cinnamon swirl bread though!!

Kittenna

Yes, I do like Cinnamon Swirl Bread. I’m 0/5 on the others I’ve tried though. Still have some Cranapple Oolong to try at some point; I’m hoping that chocolate is the problem in those other five blends.

Cavocorax

I can’t wait to try this and see how it compares to Checkmate from DavidsTea. I’ve got those marked as similiar in my head.

Kittenna

I had that same thought! IMO, not very similar. Checkmate is way better.

Cavocorax

HMmmm.. Well I guess mine will be in this week so I’ll find out first-hand! If it’s not great, that’s what I get for being impulsive. :P

Kittenna

At least some of it is already gone though, if it turns out you’re not a big fan! :)

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2068 tasting notes

Roswell Strange, I really must say this competition has done wonders for my stash. With each cup I feel a little more accomplished because not only am I advancing just a little more ahead in the competition but I am simultaneously decreasing my stash.

Anyways, this tea came to my by was of the wonderful OMGsrsly. I have read mixed reviews but it sounded tasty so I am glad I finally get to try it for myself. When I took my first sip, I was like “whoa, that is milk chocolate!” but then I started picking up more and more on the white tea. I don’t know why but with each consequent sip I am getting less and less milk chocolate and the white tea is becoming more and more noticeable. That isn’t particularly a bad thing, and there is still a nice creaminess to the mix but I miss that first sip that tasted of a melted chocolate bar in my cup. Maybe this is a tea best enjoyed absent-mindedly as opposed to being concentrated on and analyzed…hmmmm…

Nonetheless, thank you OMGsrsly for sharing this with me. It has definitely be a unique flavor experience.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Competition? I love competition! Perhaps in a slightly unhealthy way… haha!

Roswell Strange

We’re seeing who can get the most tasting notes in by the end of January. We hit 450 in the same day, and started from there so we were on the exact same playing field.

Courtney

Ohh, well shoot. I’m not even close to 450 haha! Good luck to both :)

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1157 tasting notes

Ah, Black and White. I’ve avoided you for a bit, because I enjoyed you so much the first time, and knew that I had to wait to make any more orders for a bit now. I have WAY too much tea still, even though I’m (finally) under 400 in my cupboard.

Definitely is a different experience than last time. First few sips were milky, vanilla chocolate, however now I’m getting more bitter white tea than anything. So, so very sad. :(

Thank you again OMGsrsly for sharing this with me! :) You rock.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

YAY! Congrats on getting under 400!!

Cavocorax

Woohoo – just keep selling them, and my cupboard shall expand while yours shrinks. :P
(But congrats! That’s a great milestone!)

MissB

Ha! Yes, I managed to reduce my cupboard by 63 teas yesterday. Phew! This also managed to be my 700th tasting note. Funny. :)

OMGsrsly

Holy wow! 63!

MissB

Well, most were either long gone that I’d forgotten to remove, sold to others and shipped off, and just two or three sipdowns. It sounds more impressive than it is!

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So i’m not sure if i’ll get to a sipdown today but i figure the next two tasting notes ought to count as sipdowns because they aren’t being added to my cupboard lol. This is another that Cavocorax let me steal a bit of before sending it off to her.
So this smells delicious…chocolatey and malty? Not sure what the undertone smell is but it’s very familiar. Sipping it, it’s a taste i’ve had before but just can’t place. I’m not sure if it’s “milkshake” that i’m tasting but the entire cup is a familiar cup or something. I just wish i could place the taste. It’s pretty much driving me crazy right now. I may have to order a bit more of this another time just to drink it until i figure out what the taste is. Overall though? this is a pretty decent chocolatey, creamy tea. Thanks Cavo! :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Ooooh, sounds fancy! You can steal another cup #forscience if you want!

Kittenna

Sounds delicious! This is now on my “purchase-in-the-future” list.

Sil

Betcha cavocorax would let me give you a tsp to try tomorrow :)

Cavocorax

Absolutely!

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without intending to my eyes flashed to the vendor’s description as i hit the ‘tasting note’ button…. ‘it would be impossible not to love this tea.’ well then i am an impossible boy.

dry it swells like sweet pipe tobacco, not quite what i was expecting, but as long as it’s not too heavy on the smoke i’m game to try it. as it steeped the smell evolved: tobacco and vanilla. however, once i moved to sipping my adjectives and taste palate vocabulary devolved to just one word ‘NOPE!’.

i must seem exceptionally uncharitable creating an adjective out of such a word, but candor saves time and ‘nope’ is shorter than ‘absolutely not!’.

in order to steep the black tea the higher temperature burns the white. i tasted no cocoa nibs or vanilla, although i did spy little black specks. i taste no malt as was described. what i do get is an on again off again flash of sea weed with tobacco ash.

i understand wanting the best of both worlds from the black and white teas, but i think that when you’re looking at such different steeping temperatures that the calamity that befell my teacup was very predictable.

not sure i will finish this cup. i am certain i won’t finish this sample…. what i will do is go and gargle with sTEAp Shoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread because that one is outstandingly executed.

for the second time this week my score is coming in far lower than the steepsters above me and i do feel the need to reassure those that are reading: i do not have a cold, i do not smoke, i am not terribly picky about foods and i have a freakishly good olfactory sense (nose). i even followed the directions! (not the way i usually roll).

Thanks cavocorax… i didn’t like the tea, but i greatly appreciated the experience. AND if you are someone looking to try a tea that all but one raved about send me a note and we can swap!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Hmm. I don’t think Kittena and Sil were crazy about it either. I actually haven’t tried it yet, but I’m a bit apprehensive. Maybe buying a small tin was a bad idea? It was probably cheaper for a reason.

JustJames

i can understand the ideas behind the impulse but the steeping temps just threw the whole thing out of whack. still… the experience was valuable. thank you!

Cavocorax

Well maybe I can play around with it. I ’ve got enough of it… :P

JustJames

please let me know your conclusions… if you have any more miracle tea treatments i might try it again!

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Sample sipdown! I really like this one. I think if I ever order some cinnamon swirl bread tea I’ll pick up some of this too. I’m digging the vanilla!

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206 tasting notes

Wow! I am so beyond happy that Stephanie suggested this to me in our sTEAp Shoppe order. Dry this smelled just like a swirl milkshake or swirl icecream cone dipped in chocolate from fosters freeze or the local Toro café back home in Salinas. I was sooooooo excited to drink this after dinner last night that I didn’t even want to wait for It to cool a little. But I did. Impatiently. Wow. This does not dissappoint! Can anyone say, milkshake tea!! And I didn’t even add milk! I so wanted to do a second steepinhg of this as a latte but I fell asleep! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I will have to do that tomorrow on my break from work! Yay! Ecstatic! wooo hoooo

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

This sounds amazing. I have been looking at sTEAp Shoppe and this was one of the teas that I was thinking about ordering. This and Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Both amazing! Those are the 2 I just ordered :):)

VariaTEA

I am waiting to place orders until Black Friday to place orders. I will definitely put sTEAp shoppe on my list of places to order from.

Stephanie

Glad you liked it :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Your on a role Steph!!!! Thank you!

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Thanks to OMGsrsly/Sil for this tea! I smelled and tasted the tea before looking up the ingredients, and my first impression of the tea is that it was creamy white chocolate. Straight up.

Regarding the taste, I also got white chocolate, but there’s a smokiness in here too. It’s not too heavy but it stands out. I normally don’t like smoky teas but this one is subtle enough that it doesn’t make me cry in my sauerkraut.

As a side note, I’m surprised there aren’t that many Boxing Day sales. But maybe that’s a a good thing because I need to work on what I already have. And budget and stuff.

Sil

Last year there were barely any tea relateds sales so I knew to spend money on Black Friday.

Fjellrev

Yeah, I guess Black Friday is more of a big deal in the States than Boxing Day. I was just hoping companies like ATR the the Tea Spot would have had a good sale on either day.

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