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drank Choco Chaga Detox by DAVIDsTEA
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I hate mushrooms.  But I like the idea of chaga teas.  I LOVED the Teapots n Treasures blend Chaga, Chestnuts & Chocolate.  I have sent two e-mails to them about it, but they never got back to me (they do mention on their site to ask about missing teas, so I tried).  I kind of expected to hate this blend (thanks chicory).  BUT it isn’t bad.  Everything in the blend is covered in cocoa powder, so I’m mostly tasting chocolate with a hint of that bitterness from chicory.  The brew is of course cloudy and dusty.  I wish this was more significantly CHAGA but it really just seems like a watery hot chocolate, so probably I might as well just stick with hot chocolate.  I’m not sure how detox this is, but it doesn’t taste overly healthy.  There is also an interesting raspberry note happening throughout, whether hot or after the cup is cool.  The second cup was certainly worth a LONG steep.  Just as strong as the first cup and the flavors really melded together more.  I didn’t think the blend had much tea itself since I couldn’t see it covered in the cocoa powder, but after steeping it looks mostly like tea leaves.  The long steep didn’t make it bitter at all. Roasty, cocoa, sweet, with just that touch of bitterness that makes it great (I’m a dark chocolate fan.)  I like it!  It does seem like it fits the missing Teapots n Treasures blend well enough.  I wish I could have tried David’s Chaga Chai blend too. Goes well with meatloaf. The second steep really won me over.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled  // many minute steep   
2020 Sipdowns: 5 (52Teas – Frank’s Strawberry Pie Honeybush (one pouch anyway))

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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