I met up with a friend at T-Buds yesterday and had a super tasty chipotle chocolate sauce wrap. SO good.
This tea was the recommended pairing. I don’t know why… there wasn’t enough contrast and it all sorta blended together. Also, the tea turned out bitter for some reason? Milk and sugar helped, but I found it to be an average chocolate puerh. I’ve had about six different varieties from random places and the only one I find unique enough to have again is Teaopia’s chocolate orange and Spice exchange’s Strawberry chocolate. I guess it only works when coupled with a fruit AND chocolate? Hmmm.
Anyhow, as the tea cooled, the bitterness calmed down somewhat. I could see how a coffee lover would like it.
NB: to their credit, the girl didn’t charge me for the tea! after I mentioned that it was bitter, she insisted. I gave her a generous tip but still… I feel badly about it! anyhow, based on this experience, I highly recommend T-buds.
Pu-erh Cocoa buds
A rich taste of dark chocolate in a musky liqor to create a smooth velvety texture that will wrap your palate with flavor. A double antioxidant boost from aged tea and dark cocoa. Brewing tips: Steep one heaped teaspoon (2.5 gms) in 1 cup boiling water for 4-5 mts. To brew a milder version the first steep may be discarded after 20 seconds and re-steeped for a further 3-4 mts. for a second time.