Chocolate Éclair

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Calendula Petals, Organic Black Tea, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Natural Flavors (Vegan), Organic Vanilla Beans
Flavors
Baked Bread, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Cream, Mineral, Tannin, Custard, Vanilla
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Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Vegan
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 11 oz / 335 ml

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A month or so ago, I went through a bit of a Chocolate Éclair obsession – which fortunately seemed to coincide with a sale that my favorite bakery was having with the delightful pastry. I’m not sure which came first, my obsession or the fact that they were on sale but as you can see, the obsession became part of this week’s tea of the week.

I started an organic Assam tea and blended that with a Fujian black tea. Then I added some organic roasted cacao nibs and shells for a rich, dark chocolate flavor and minced some organic vanilla bean and combined these ingredients with some organic natural flavors to create a creamy base with hints of pastry. I also tossed in some organic calendula petals for a little color.

The result is a lusciously creamy, sweet custard-y overtone with notes of dark chocolate and a subtle undertone of pastry with a distinct black tea flavor – with this tea you can enjoy ‘dessert’ for breakfast and not worry about all the fat and calories of the real thing.

YUM!

organic ingredients: black tea, roasted cacao nibs & shells, calendula petals, vanilla beans and natural flavors.

ingredients: black tea

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33 Tasting Notes

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898 tasting notes

Didn’t have time to make a cup of tea to take with me to work today (gasp!) but I was able to squeeze some kettle time in during my lunch break and now I have this in my thermos for the afternoon. From 2017, still in a sealed packet.

The flavor of this tastes pretty much spot on for the “Brownie Batter with Nut Butter Swirl” that I finished not that long ago, just minus the nuttier notes; it’s the same richly chocolate, fudgy flavor, with some nice cocoa and bittersweet dark chocolate notes. Perhaps waxing a little more drying on the sip than I typically prefer, but that was my own fault; lunch breaks are busy for me and I wasn’t able to take it out of the steeper on time to my preferences for blacks, making this cup a little on the brisk side. Had I managed to get back to the steeper when the timer went off, I’d imagine this would be quite smooth, and I still have several more cuppas left in my packet to test that theory.

Nice, deep chocolately tea, and with a full and thick feeling body to the sip that doesn’t have that really thin/watery feel that so many chocolate teas have. I can taste a little malt/breadiness from the base, but mostly the flavor is dominant. I might like to try this one as a latte, if I find the time for it before I use up the leaf.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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70 tasting notes

Apparently drinking this all day every day until it’s all gone.

mrmopar

Tea drunkard!

evol-ving

Haha! You could well be right. (And I’m in good company :)

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52 tasting notes

One of the creamiest teas I have tried. Full bodied. No bitterness at all. Th creamy flavor outweigh the chocolate IMO but in a good way. Delicious! something I plan to reorder ASAP.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cream

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1108 tasting notes
Fjellrev

Happy birthday, darling!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Fjellrev! And happy birthday to you too! Here’s to splendid birthdays!

Sil

happy birthday!!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Sil!

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1792 tasting notes

This is like my fifth cup of it already so perhaps it would be a good idea to report on this. The scent of the dry leaf is chocolate, alright. There is a generous amount of cacao shells in here so you better believe this smells like a bar of dark chocolate.

In terms of flavour, I am getting the cacao notes first and foremost, followed by some honeyed and mineral notes from the base. There is a little creaminess there, just a hint. The base also becomes slightly astringent once cooled after half an hour (TWD is distracting me!) but not in a bad way.

My second favourite of the three FUNdraiser blends.

Evol Ving Ness

Five cups already! Score!

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2900 tasting notes

Thank you to VariaTEA for sending me a sample of this! I’m buying my own pouch in the FUNdraiser sale, but I’m happy to try it out now.

Malty base (it tastes like Assam and Chinese Jin Jun Mei. I don’t actually know what the base is, but it tastes like a mix of smooth blacks). EDIT: Looked it up and the base is Assam and Fujian black-possible Jin Jun Mei. Damn, I’m good.

There is some raw cocoa/dark chocolate here, minerals, tannin. I think the creaminess could have come through a little bitter because I got vanilla but not really whipped cream like that you might expect in an eclair or cream puff. Even if the milk chocolate/cream intensity wasn’t there, it made an excellent morning cup. I recommend this tea to fellow chocolate fans.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Mineral, Tannin

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
VariaTEA

I steeped it at 200 and never got any bitterness. Wonder if maybe that’s where the issue was?

Arby

When I get my new bag, I’ll try it hot or as a latte.

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206 tasting notes

“It’s a creamy, chocolately, slightly nutty flavor. There aren’t any nuts in this blend, so I’m probably mis-interpreting the cacao shells or something.
I’m not sure if this tastes like eclairs because I’ve never had one. It’s just one of those holes in my flavor knowledge. What’s an eclair? DUNNO.
… I imagine that people probably like eclairs and then try the tea. But I like this tea, and might now try an eclair.”

Full review, including the stuffed animal that I hold when I’m stressed, here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/16/chocolate-eclair-black-tea-from-52teas-a-chocolate-dessert-treat/

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12538 tasting notes

mmmmm this is really nice. Sample from VariaTEA and it’s a tasty one. the chocolate/vanilla combo makes it just the right sort of chocolatey taste. I’d say this is pretty damn close to the real thing, at least as close as you can get in terms of a liquid emulating that squishy bite in to yum.

speaking of yum….Americans…your girl scout cookies are evil…in a good way.

gmathis

Agreed. Especially the coconut caramel things.

Evol Ving Ness

Sil, your tastebuds and mine are clearly on the same pattern today. Currently drinking Chocolate Delight. But doesn’t seem to be quite as good and what is in your cup.

Sil

gmathis – hells yes….trying to get my grubby hands on a box of smores this year since they’re new. So many i haven’t tried yet lol
evol – too funny!

Fjellrev

Omg damn you 52teas. I’ve never tried Girl Scout cookies but perhaps it’s for the best.

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1348 tasting notes

I was very distracted both while steeping this tea and while drinking it. I can say for sure that it was very chocolaty, a deep and dark chocolate flavor. Chocolate-flavored teas so often taste watery and bland, but this one was quite rich. I enjoyed it!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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308 tasting notes

This has been sitting around in my stash. I was getting tired of having coffee every morning at work, so I chucked this in my handbag earlier this week. I’ve had a cup every day for the past four days, and it’s really delightful. It’s one of the better chocolate teas I’ve had in recent memory. It tastes very rich and sinful even though it’s not. I like it best as a latte because dairy (or non-dairy milk for that matter) really brings out the creaminess that you’d get with an actual eclair. All in all, another solid flavored black tea blend from 52Teas. Recommended for those that enjoy dessert and/or chocolate teas.

Flavors: Chocolate

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