Turtle dove?! What the hell is a turtle dove? Is that some candy bar or confection reference? I feel some googling is in order.
When steeped this tea smells familiar. It reminds me a little of TWG’s NY Breakfast and American breakfast, of Marriage Freres’s Wedding Imperial, of nutty chocolate teas. When I sip, I get a slightly malty chocolate nut tea. It, like many others I have tried that were similar to it, are a little flat in taste. I get high notes and base notes… maybe the middle is missing? Many of these teas (like Wedding Imperial) required a bit of adjustment and cream to get the perfect cup. I’m guessing the same may be true for this tea. Adding cream and sugar… and yes! Much better! The cream fills things in a bit. It takes over the sip a bit, but then heightens the chocolate and nuts which take turns and sometimes merge in the aftertaste. There is a slight dryness in my mouth after each sip. I would have to think long and hard about if I like this better than NY Breakfast and if it should become a cupboard staple.

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Nattie

A turtle dove is a bird… it’s just a kind of dove haha.

Nattie

It won’t let me edit my comment, but they’re in the 12 days of Christmas song. (:

Lauren | A Quarter to Tea

Yes! It was a tea I created in winter based off this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_(chocolate) confection (thus the Turtle Dove name) :)

Nattie

I’ve never heard of those! How disturbingly delicious-sounding…

Dustin

Ah ha, cool! So I was kind of right about the candy part. :)

Nattie

Is there an American chocolate called a Dove bar? I think they’re called something different over here but I’m not sure which one it is… Galaxy maybe?

Dustin

We do have Dove bars, but that is a brand of chocolate, not so much a specialty bar. I thought Galaxy bars were similar to Mars bars… nougat and caramel covered in chocolate?

Nattie

You can get caramel versions etc. now too but it was originally just chocolate.

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Nattie

A turtle dove is a bird… it’s just a kind of dove haha.

Nattie

It won’t let me edit my comment, but they’re in the 12 days of Christmas song. (:

Lauren | A Quarter to Tea

Yes! It was a tea I created in winter based off this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_(chocolate) confection (thus the Turtle Dove name) :)

Nattie

I’ve never heard of those! How disturbingly delicious-sounding…

Dustin

Ah ha, cool! So I was kind of right about the candy part. :)

Nattie

Is there an American chocolate called a Dove bar? I think they’re called something different over here but I’m not sure which one it is… Galaxy maybe?

Dustin

We do have Dove bars, but that is a brand of chocolate, not so much a specialty bar. I thought Galaxy bars were similar to Mars bars… nougat and caramel covered in chocolate?

Nattie

You can get caramel versions etc. now too but it was originally just chocolate.

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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