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drank Cacao Tea by Micacao
757 tasting notes

This is the 4th and last tea to come in my Sips By teabox for April. It certainly smells chocolatey. Overwhelmingly so. Perhaps unsurprising but I was surprised nonetheless.

I added milk and sugar in an attempt to make it desserty and it worked pretty well. The first part of the sip is a bit bitterish though that may just be me and my extreme oversensitivity to bitterness. The last part of the sip and aftertaste are very very chocolate. Wow. All things considered, I’d probably use this as an additive to other teas than just straight but this is certainly an interesting experience. It doesn’t say if it resteeps so I’m going to try later after my meeting.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Arby

I actually recommend looking into other cocoa teas. I’ve had some good ones that were very chocolately and rich, and interesting enough as a simple blend (usually mixed with mint leaf or vanilla bean). Also works well with freeze-dried strawberry if you can find a strawberry/cocoa blend.

Tabby

Yay,somebody else doing Sips by! I just got my first box. What do you think of it?

Starfevre

I’m pretty satisfied so far. It’s by far the cheapest box I’ve found and usually they have so much tea in them that I get overwhelmed but these boxes have a reasonable amount and I’ve only disliked one of the teas so far (inevitable). I haven’t worked my way through this month’s box entirely yet but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’m thinking of buying a year’s subscription for my mom for giftmas actually.

Tabby

Oh, there are other tea subscriptions like this? I’ve seen a bunch that you could get from individual tea companies, but this was the first I’d seen where it was lots and lots of companies.

Starfevre

One that’s been around a bit longer is Amoda Tea, which is out of canada but they ship to the USA. Slightly less tea (3 per box). I did it for a while until I got overwhelmed by tea. I think you have a bit less control over what you get though. Worth looking into though, if you like that sort of thing.

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Arby

I actually recommend looking into other cocoa teas. I’ve had some good ones that were very chocolately and rich, and interesting enough as a simple blend (usually mixed with mint leaf or vanilla bean). Also works well with freeze-dried strawberry if you can find a strawberry/cocoa blend.

Tabby

Yay,somebody else doing Sips by! I just got my first box. What do you think of it?

Starfevre

I’m pretty satisfied so far. It’s by far the cheapest box I’ve found and usually they have so much tea in them that I get overwhelmed but these boxes have a reasonable amount and I’ve only disliked one of the teas so far (inevitable). I haven’t worked my way through this month’s box entirely yet but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’m thinking of buying a year’s subscription for my mom for giftmas actually.

Tabby

Oh, there are other tea subscriptions like this? I’ve seen a bunch that you could get from individual tea companies, but this was the first I’d seen where it was lots and lots of companies.

Starfevre

One that’s been around a bit longer is Amoda Tea, which is out of canada but they ship to the USA. Slightly less tea (3 per box). I did it for a while until I got overwhelmed by tea. I think you have a bit less control over what you get though. Worth looking into though, if you like that sort of thing.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

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