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drank Chocolate Chai by TeaGuys
484 tasting notes

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I’m pretty sure I reviewed this before, but my note seems to have disappeared. This tea is a weird one. It has a strong chocolate flavor that reminds me of tootsie rolls, and is pretty heavily spiced, with ginger coming through most strongly. I’ve tried this a few times, and I usually like the first sip, but I don’t know that I’ve ever actually finished a cup of it. The more I drink it, the less I like it but I still want to like it. I followed the recommended brewing amount of 1.5 tsp/8 oz (I really wish steepster allowed decimals for tsp.)

Flavors: Chocolate, Ginger, Spices

Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Chocolate Chai by TeaGuys
825 tasting notes

Herbal TTB

This tisane may win the award for strongest chocolate scent of any blend I’ve tried so far! My kitchen smelled like I was baking brownies while this was steeping. Chocolate is definitely in the forefront of the flavor as well, with the chai element coming in as a gingery heat at the end of the sip. Personally, I would call this blend “Chocolate-Covered Ginger”. It’s not my favorite combination, but I’d be interested in trying some other chocolate teas from this brand, because their chocolate flavoring is excellent!

Flavors: Chocolate, Ginger, Spicy

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Chai by TeaGuys
149 tasting notes

I really like this one.
I used 2tsp in a 12oz cup, but I didn’t fill it all the way, knowing I’d be adding milk. I steeped for 5 minutes in boiling water.
There is a definite chocolate thing going on here, and the mouth feel almost borders on a coffee thickness (this could be because I used half & half in my tea instead of just milk…. ). Being a chai, I also added raw sugar to this, and it’s delicious.
I’ve had my fair share of chai roobios, and I have to say that this one would be right there in my top faves. The cocoa element is really nice (like real cocoa nibs), and the cardamom rushing to the front is appreciated.
Another great rooibos from Tea Guys. :)

ETA: Second steep is still really yummy. I think I added a little too much sugar (need to remember that for next time), but other than that, I’m really liking this cup. The spices are more subdued in this resteep, but there is still a chocolate flavour happening. I really like this one!
Ok….back to my Ms. Marvel Vol. 1… I read the whole volume today in one sitting, and now I’m rereading it. This comic makes me feel SO EXCITED for the future of comics, as a woman, a mother of two girls, and as a fan of great writing and fantastic artwork. Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel…. man, I really love comics sometimes. :)

Flavors: Cardamom, Clove, Cocoa, Spices

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drank Chocolate Chai by TeaGuys
249 tasting notes

This isn’t bad, but it isn’t great, either. It isn’t at all sweet, which is nice to find in a chocolate tea. There’s a definite chocolate flavor – kind of more of a scent and an aftertaste than a flavor, but it’s there. Unfortunately, other than that, all I really taste is ginger, and all the flavors are kind of weak. I brewed as recommended, but I’ll try using more tea next time to see if that helps. It is definitely warming in feel, and I do give it points for not having an artificial flavor. But it just doesn’t thrill me.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Ginger

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Very Berry by TeaGuys
828 tasting notes

I’ve had this three times in the past few days. My favorite local coffee shop, Krankies, carries an impressive spread of teas from a local tea shop. However, most of these aren’t decaffeinated or herbal. Luckily this one is, and it’s a good one!

It’s a tart tea, that’s dark enough that I worry I’ll stain my clothes if I spill any. It’s good piping hot or warm, after sitting out for a while.

Laura B

I just got some of this in the mail, along with a LOT of others (as in 14 others :D)… I had to ask Michael (the owner of Angelina’s—Angelina is his daughter) about a few he didn’t specify the maker of on the site (I’ve been correcting a lot of entries on here even though I haven’t had time to review many), and this is made by, to quote his email to me, “TeaGuys in MA” :) I hope that your rating of “wouldn’t actively try to get this tea but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant” by your rating guide doesn’t mean this will fail to thrill me, but while I am working my way through the massive list and sort of denying all the teas that fill my 6′×28″×18″ bamboo tea case (I really didn’t MEAN to have that much… they attacked me and threatened to take me prisoner if I didn’t treasure, display, sip, and share!)… but I hope I’ll be able to give it a good rating (after all, I did buy it)! As for Angelina’s, 700+ teas in house (he DOES make many of his own, like black raspberry truffle and a throat soother and such, but they aren’t listed on the web) and SO much awesome, quirky-to-crazy-expensive gear for tea drinking=you MUST go see him. He’s behind Midtown cafe, where btw a mug of his tea goes quite well with their omg pancakes… wish River Birch would stock it; I can imagine quite a few that would make their fantasmic tender juicy duck with raspberry merlot sauce and their chocolate creme brulee absolutely push me over the edge, delighting me into a foodgasm.


This is an awesome comment, Laura B. I have been to Angelina’s but not in a while. You inspired me to make the trip again. :) I also am glad to know you’re the one updating the makers… I’ve been confused about it sometimes in the past. Fun stuff, and I am enjoying your reviews, too (esp. the Aveda tea one!).

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