drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

Day 30 of my 101 days of tea challenge… complete with mood music! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6_wLhUaJWw — the clip is also a perfect length of time for which to let the tea steep! Tee hee!)

2.5-3 tsp in my two cupper. This tea gets a higher rating than I would have given it on my own for one reason: my sister, a non-tea drinker, would actually drink it. If that is not high praise, I don’t know what is. (I was only going to give it a rating of a few percentages lower, but still.)

I did not find that it lived up to its claim of tasting like chocolate. I felt a little hint of it, more in the scent than anything, but not to the extent that the packaging seemed to suggest. A bit of milk adds the creaminess, adding to the illusion and making it taste very vaguely of a white hot chocolate.

Claims aside, this was a subtle but delicious tea. I would prefer something with a slightly stronger personally, but the taste was very pleasant. The coconut is the strongest taste, and apparently I enjoy it much more in tea than I do eating it. The Roman chamomile is beautiful to look at (I wish I had a clear teapot to watch them bloom and dance in the water!). Resteeped, it was even more subtle, though the flavours were still quite there and beautiful.

The gentle, subtle flavour of this tea is best drank on its own rather than with anything, I think, but is certainly worth getting, in my humble opinion.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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A Canadian girl interested in the arts, books, geeky things, and tea. Especially the tea part.

Currently engaged in a tea drinking challenge of epic proportions. (1001 teas, 1001 days. December 1st, 2013 – August 28, 2016)

I’ll be adding a few teas to my cupboard — if anyone would like to swap for something in there, please feel free to contact.



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