Passage du Desir

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Candied Hazelnuts, Cocoa Beans, Cocoa Husks, Flavor
Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Hazelnut, Sweet, Creamy, Nutty, Chestnut
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 oz / 348 ml

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From August Uncommon Tea

rich black tea with chestnut and chocolate

Tastes Like
french chocolate, roasted chestnuts, honey, dark rum

Feels Like
secret pleasures from the streets of paris

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41 Tasting Notes

4077 tasting notes


Consider me surprised when the first thing I tasted was roasted chestnuts. I decided to look up this tea to see if that was supposed to be there and googling “Passage du Desir” produced some pretty interesting results, non of which were this tea. When I did finally find this tea, it seems that flavor was indeed purposely present. Unfortunately some flavor notes were lost on that I really, really wanted to taste and so if I am being honest, I was a bit disappointed. Still I am grateful to Sil for adding this to the TTB because I heard great things and probably would have blindly bought this and not really loved it. Not that it was bad, just not my preference. Check out my full review here:


woot! always great to dodge things that would just be “ok”


Yes, always nice to try before you buy. Thank you :)

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371 tasting notes

It’s like drinking brownie essence. Many thanks to hawkband1 for giving me a generous amount in her swap.


Glad you enjoyed!


I really, really like the sound of that!


It’s super yummy.

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1184 tasting notes

Mmmm, this was so good. The chocolate wasn’t that each kind of chocolate, it was more the darker chocolate that I enjoy. It was sweet enough that I didn’t have to add any sweetener (which I don’t like to add anyway).
Nutty, chocolate tea…how can you go wrong?
If I ever order from this company, this tea would certainly be on that list!
Thanks to whoever added this to the Canadian Travelling Tea Box!

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531 tasting notes

This is one of the best chocolate teas I’ve tried: rich, bittersweet chocolate flavor with a hint of hazelnut. It’s definitely on the pricey side, but worth it for a special treat. It was delicious straight, but I’m curious to also try it as a latte…milk and sugar might take it over the top!

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Hazelnut

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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301 tasting notes

This is a really tasty gourmand tea. The smell of the dry leaf is quite intoxicating and very unique – rich, boozy, chocolaty. I’ve never had chestnuts before but the nuttiness in this blend reads hazelnut (not surprising given the ingredients) to my tastebuds. The black tea base was quite smooth and naturally sweet. The cocoa beans and husk lend a nice, bold chocolate flavor. I appreciate that the tea didn’t contain pieces of chocolate that would melt and, therefore, create that unappealing oiliness that coats the roof of your mouth.

I steeped the leaves three times before giving up the ghost.

All in all, it’s a lovely chocolate tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Sweet

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1765 tasting notes

Did I seriously polish off 100g of this in under four months? For a tea that didn’t dazzle me, that’s pretty darn impressive. I had 10g left in the bag so I made a massive cup and it turned out very chocolatey. The chocolate note in this is the highlight of this, in my opinion. I’m so glad I was able to snag some on sale since I still don’t think it was worth its full price.

That means the cupboard count is down to 43.


100g in less than 4 months? Perhaps you were more impressed than you thought.


haha go you!


I think it was also out of convenience? Like, I don’t really have too many other chocolatey teas right now so I kept reaching for this and ATR’s Chocolate Latte haha.

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342 tasting notes

In the words of Daylon R Thomas, “Liquid Nutella is the best description I can offer.”

I didn’t want to stop drinking this lovely sample from @Whiteantlers. I have a little more left over, but I think I’ll make a small amount of Sun tea with it. I might as well experiment with this tea, since it’s so good. Plus, iced chocolate tea—it could be good!?

These samples have so far proven that there are other types of tea out there that I’ve yet to try; which I plan on trying more of, once I drink down more tea. It’s not that I’m not committed to tea, but I’m literally running out of room in my cupboard. I’ve purchased an unnatural amount in the past few months (there’s no such thing as an unnatural amount of tea, though), and I want to create a challenge for myself to see if I can drink away 5-6 teas before buying more.

Anyway, thank you for this lovely sample, Whiteantlers. It has been an adventure thus far, and I can’t wait to try the rest this week. :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Nutty, Sweet


This sounds really tasty.

S.G. Sanders

Let me just say that I love chocolate, and I love tea. I usually dislike chocolate tea. However, this is unique. It has me wanting more. And when the time comes, I might purchase enough of it to last a long time.


Starting on Steepster helped explode my cupboard. I’m also working on reducing my stash so I don’t feel guilty buying more tea! :)

S.G. Sanders

I’m right there with you! I purchased the last bit of tea from Liquid Proust…Now it’s time to sipdown older teas before I get any more. I thought having 15 teas in my cupboard was bad, but like you, joining Steepster has caused the cupboard to become overstuffed with tea. Ha-ha.


Okay, you talked me into it…just ordered this one!

S.G. Sanders

Great decision! Totally worth it. :)


Oh my heavens, there are so many teas on this website that sound beyond delicious.

S.G. Sanders

@apieceofquiche That is why I’ve bookmarked it in my “Tea” bookmark folder, and left the site before I had decided that the credit card needed to be used. Ha-ha. Their teas leave me longing for them as much as a kid in a candy store. I wasn’t a huge fan of dessert tea….until now.


I couldn’t resist. I placed a small order this morning. :)

S.G. Sanders

Wonderful! I look forward to your reviews! :)

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357 tasting notes

Sipdown by giveaway. I could never get this as perfect as it was the first time. I quickly got tired of the hazelnut flavoring, though the chocolate component was still very good.
I gave the rest away to a novice tea drinker who I hope will enjoy it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

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73 tasting notes

This is one of the chocolatiest teas I’ve ever had. As a chocoholic, I’m always looking for ways to get my fix that won’t destroy my health…I think I may have found the perfect thing. Why oh why can’t they keep this blend forever?? I just ordered a bunch since they’ve discounted it, but I may have to order even more.

For my fellow chocoholics or anyone interested: here’s $10 off!

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1020 tasting notes

Liquid Nutella is the best deccription I can offer. Smells like thick flavored booze or tobacco. And a very smooth black tea base that is INCREDIBLY sweet. Officially one of the best chocolate teas I’ve yet had. I highly recommend. Thank you Sil for giving me the recommendation and coupon!

Now. This is for you guys.


Thanks to Sil and you for the coupon! I really need to get off my ass and make an order.


How nice to get a coupon! 6 more teas to try. Thanks, Enablers! :→

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