Dry the scent will knock your socks off ^^ Sadly that’s it for me. No salt to notice, drink was weak… I did wait to steep.
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“SIPDOWN! WOO! It was tasty tonight. Made sure I didn’t oversteep it. Added a load of almond milk. I probably...” Read full tasting note
“This one is so good. I wrote an awesome review, but my computer ate it earlier…So this will be the short version. Dry, this smells exactly like rocky road ice cream; no kidding. It...” Read full tasting note
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This chocolatier-inspired infusion combines the distinct tastes of sweet and salty. Buttery caramel, decadent chocolate, a hint of cream and a light sprinkling of sea salt satisfies any craving.
A lusciously creamy, nutty blend of caramel & chocolate with a hint of sea salt.
Use 1.5-2 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to just at boiling (208 degrees/98 degrees Celsius) and steep for 5-6 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more teas leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Ingredients:Cocoa kernels, carob pieces, chocolate flakes (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa powder), coconut chips, liquorice root, anise seeds, artificial flavoring, marigold petals, red bell pepper, sea salt
CONTAINS COCONUT AND MILK
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This tea smells amazing, it trully does, but I think that without any sugar it doesn’t tast really that great, and even with sugar I think that the flavor could be a little bit better. I still have to try this with some milk, maybe it will go well with the chocolate :)
Round 2, I steeped 1 tsp in half cup of water 125mL. The taste came through much better this time, although the liquorice was also stronger in taste.
I tried this as a tea latte as well, with a strong half cup brewed as above, then with hot milk mixed in, but unsweetened. The milk helps bring out the chocolate and cocoa flavours, and the creaminess of the milk also serves to mask some of the icky liquorish flavour. I’ve never been fond of liquorice flavour so tend to skip when possible, especially here where it seems a bit out of place among the decadent dessert flavours of choc, coconut, etc.
Normally I avoid teas like this, as I know they are laced with artificial BS, but my son Leif (age 22, big fan of Teavana since they first opened their doors in St. Louis), was making himself a cup, & the aroma was so alluring that I just had to try it. He made me a cup too, & although I know I probably won’t ever drink it again (& if I do, it won’t be the same), today is was an awesomely decadent indulgence. Just for today…
I came home today to find my first traveling tea box on my doorstep. It’s been very rainy here lately, so the box was a bit wet, but I don’t think it made it through to the inside of the box and everything is in plastic anyway, so it shouldn’t be a problem. Since I’ll be heading to bed soon, I decided to give one of the herbal teas a try, and this sounded very appealing.
The brewed tea smells like butterscotch, and it mostly tastes like it too. I almost feel like it’s too sweet for this time of day. I’m not getting any nutty or chocolatey flavors, which is a shame. It seems like they would balance the sweetness a bit. The tea has a bit of a licorice aftertaste, which doesn’t blend very well with the butterscotch. Overall, it’s a bit disappointing. It doesn’t live up to it’s name.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Licorice
As someone new to tea, this is the first one I tried. I got this in the Holiday Sampler pack from Teavana, the Perfect Tea Maker, and an electric digital kettle from Target. I followed the steep time and temperature directions from the bag and added an extra teaspoon of tea and a teaspoon and a half of sugar before pouring the tea in my mug. The smell and taste is just like a caramel chocolate bar. Love!
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate
It tasted good, don’t get me wrong. But it was kind of weird to see the oily film on the top after it steeped. I think it was from the chunks of coconut in the dry leaf, but it was still a bit unsettling.
The cocoa nibs make it rich and sweet, almost like hot chocolate. You really don’t need to add sweetener. As for the sea salt, I got a hint of it in the smell. It definitely doesn’t taste salty to me.
The longer you steep it, the better it tastes.
Still not worth the trip and the money, in my opinion. Just glad I got it out of my system for the foreseeable future.
This tea is “OMG” Amazing! Smooth chocolate caramel flavors. I don’t always feel that chocolate flavor comes out in teas, but this one really does. I add 1 tsp. rock sugar. On it’s own, it’s wonderful. Right now I’m sipping it blended with Toasted Nut Brulee, which adds even more richness.
I did try a resteeping of the tea (just cococaramel sea salt), and found that didn’t go well…. weak, but that is probably expected for an herbal tea.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate
Picked this up yesterday while at Teavana. I’ve been curious to try it for a while and, when the salesgirl mentioned that this tea tastes really strongly of chocolate, I was sold. The last time I was in a Teavana, I’d tried their Chocolate Chai, was impressed by how chocolatey and rich it was, and was so hoping for the same thing here.
Tangent: I brought my kettle over to a friend’s house yesterday and forgot the base there. So my kettle is home and totally useless without a way to get power to it. I don’t know if I should be embarrassed to admit that I contemplated buying a temporary kettle to tide me over until I can get my base back. It’s only a day, right? That’s not so bad. A little tea made with microwaved water never hurt anybody. Hell, that’s how I was heating my water when I first got into tea and that turned out okay… (I miss my kettle!!!)
I brewed this up using microwaved water, steeped for 5 minutes. Without sugar, it’s brothy? I want to say this is the salt dominating things. Not bad, but unexpected from a tea with caramel and coco in the name. I added sugar to the second steep and found that the salt and coco were both missing, but the aftertaste was scratchy/sweet like after you eat a chewy, gooey caramel candy. Mmmm.
It’s not what I was expecting – don’t say a tea is chocolatey if it’s not! – but it’s not bad. I really want to try it again with actually boiling water and see if that helps things. In any case, it’s another off the “To Try” list … progress?