drank Choco*Latte by American Tea Room
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So I think I am definitely in the minority when it comes to my dislike for Herbal Infusions Cacao tea. The weird thing is, when I first tried that tea, even I loved it and then it went the way of Forever Nuts and for some reason even the smell is now off-putting. So I definitely was not excited when I opened this up to find what looked exactly like Cacao tea. Since I was packaging some up for Cavocorax anyways, I thought I might as well try it and if I didn’t like it, I would just send her the rest.

I brewed myself a cup and for me, this is worse than cacao tea because it has the smell and predominately the taste of cacao but then I am picking up rooibos in the background. I won’t rate this because honestly it’s my issue with the tea that caused me to dump the cup and not actually a reflection of the tea but this is also my first and last cup and the rest is off to Cavo where hopefully it will be enjoyed.

MissB

Oh gosh, I’ll take whatever Cacao you’d rather get rid of! I get it though, this has happened to me as well with several teas now.

Yvonne

I have to say, this sounds absolutely scrumptious. I love cacao! Lucky Cavo!

Cavocorax

Oh no! I’m sorry it was such a disappointment! (Although I’m happy to have a cup or so to try! :D)

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MissB

Oh gosh, I’ll take whatever Cacao you’d rather get rid of! I get it though, this has happened to me as well with several teas now.

Yvonne

I have to say, this sounds absolutely scrumptious. I love cacao! Lucky Cavo!

Cavocorax

Oh no! I’m sorry it was such a disappointment! (Although I’m happy to have a cup or so to try! :D)

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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