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drank Cocoa Matcha by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
1396 tasting notes

Mmm, I really like this. It’s like drinking a warm hot chocolate milk. It feels too light for hot cocoa, so I would compare it more to chocolate milk. I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat, maybe because I was sleeping under the AC vent in the hospital room. My dad was able to go home last night, so I’m hoping some good sleep in an actual bed will help me start to feel better. Until then, this feels soothing on my throat. I’m hoping the caffeine boost will help too because I am so sleepy.

Oh, I almost forgot, this is my late entry for Mother’s Day. My mom loves chocolate more than anyone I know. She usually has empty Sixlets wrappers scattered across her computer desk, or a bag of trail mix filled mostly with M&Ms. My favorite story about her chocolate cravings is when she realized that she was out of chocolate in the house, so she ate a spoonful of dry Nesquik powder. Didn’t try mixing it with anything, nope. Just ate it dry right out of the tin. So here’s to my mom and her love of chocolate. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. <3

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Your mom is a woman after my own heart!

Shae

Haha, I like chocolate but not quite that much. My grandmother (her mom) uses her fridge’s vegetable drawer for Tootsie Rolls and other chocolate candies so I shouldn’t be surprised my mom got the chocolate gene. :D

Mastress Alita

Sixlets! That was my favorite candy for quite some time, but I haven’t had any in years. Now I suddenly have a craving.

Shae

Oh goodness, same here! I only ever ate them because my mom kept them around.

tea-sipper

I’m glad your dad is out of the hospital, Shae!

I’m an M&Ms kid! I definitely have chocolate in the fridge right now. When the weather starts heating up, time to get the chocolate stash in the fridge…

Shae

Thank you! It was his first hospital stay ever, so we were all feeling pretty anxious about it. So glad he’s back home.

If I had to pick my favorite chocolate, it would have to be something filled with caramel – milk duds probably, but I also like Rolos. I do love some M&Ms but only the plain ones, not any of that peanut business.

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gmathis

Your mom is a woman after my own heart!

Shae

Haha, I like chocolate but not quite that much. My grandmother (her mom) uses her fridge’s vegetable drawer for Tootsie Rolls and other chocolate candies so I shouldn’t be surprised my mom got the chocolate gene. :D

Mastress Alita

Sixlets! That was my favorite candy for quite some time, but I haven’t had any in years. Now I suddenly have a craving.

Shae

Oh goodness, same here! I only ever ate them because my mom kept them around.

tea-sipper

I’m glad your dad is out of the hospital, Shae!

I’m an M&Ms kid! I definitely have chocolate in the fridge right now. When the weather starts heating up, time to get the chocolate stash in the fridge…

Shae

Thank you! It was his first hospital stay ever, so we were all feeling pretty anxious about it. So glad he’s back home.

If I had to pick my favorite chocolate, it would have to be something filled with caramel – milk duds probably, but I also like Rolos. I do love some M&Ms but only the plain ones, not any of that peanut business.

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

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Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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