drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
72 tasting notes

This tea really surprised me! I had no intention of bringing it home, but the smell of it was too intriguing to pass up.

First impressions – The blend smells wonderful. Once steeped, this tea has the most complexe, rich, warm, inviting smell of any tea I have tried yet. I REALLY love the smell of this tea. I think that is where the bulk of my enjoyment with a cup of this comes from: sticking my nose in the mug and inhaling…

Flavour – Very nice. Not chocolate, but I really didn’t expect it to be. However, it does have similar characteristics to chocolate, and is like a tea homage to the real thing. While the taste isn’t as complexe as the smell, it is still rather rich and creamy.

Also, I am astounded at how the four ingredients blend seamlessly together to produce such a smooth taste. If I had originally been asked to try this tea with no knowledge of what was in it, I really do not think I would have been able to identify any of its ingredient. Definitely intriguing.

Loveability – I tried this tea first as part of a tea tating party. (Yes, tea tasting is my idea of a party!) I have been craving a mug of it ever since. I finally got the time to enjoy one tonight, and it did not disappoint. I think I will definately have this as one of my top teas for the winter!

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Age 2 – Stealing sips of orange pekoe from my Grandpa’s cup.

Age 4 – Being spoiled by my Nanny with my own cups of tea.

Age 13 – A mug of camomile from my mother to accompany a good book.

Age 17 – Strong black tea with milk and too much sugar to wake me up for school.

Age 18 – A tea (or five) a day keeps the doctor away.

Age 19 – Exploration and experimentation. With loose leaf teas at “Un amour des thés” in Montréal.

Age 22 – I embrace DavidsTeas with open arms.


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