Maracaibo

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry, Creamy, Nutty, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa, Nuts
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 g 9 oz / 280 ml

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  • “I took a sample of this from the GCTTB and was saving it for when I got a day that was a bit more relaxed. Life has been so hectic lately. I think this sample was put in by Sil. Thanks Sil. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “GCTTB I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve read quite a few reviews about it and was really wanting to try it. Whoever added it….thank you, thank you, thank you! Ok, YUM!!! I let this...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you to Sil for this sample, that I am only now getting around to trying. And omg I’m glad I did because this is delicious! Incredibly rich and creamy – not at all watery tasting like I half...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Finishing off the last of this one with my favourite girl. Now my Crio Brüs are down to just Cavalla and Pumpkin Spice. Cavalla will stay, permanently. This one is tasty, but came out ever so...” Read full tasting note

From Crio Bru

with flavor notes of caramel and cherry and nutty finish found naturally in the cocoa bean

Flowing serenely into to the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo is encircled by the rarest, heritage cocoa trees from which Venezuelan growers produce the world’s most sought after Criollo and Carenero cocoa beans prized for their superb, rich flavors. This Crio Brü is a luxurious, full-bodied brewed cocoa with sweet flavor notes of vanilla and cherry and a caramelized nutty finish.

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14 Tasting Notes

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639 tasting notes

I took a sample of this from the GCTTB and was saving it for when I got a day that was a bit more relaxed. Life has been so hectic lately.

I think this sample was put in by Sil. Thanks Sil. I was pretty excited to try this tea.

I brewed for 10 min at 205F. Added just a little almond milk and a tiny bit of sweetner. It’s like having a cup of hot chocolate. Very nice! I can also pick up a bit of vanilla in there. Really enjoy this tea and might consider ordering if they have a good sale on in the future.

Flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

you can sometimes find it at the grocery store. That’s actually where i found mine to try haha

Ubacat

Really? I’ve never seen this in the grocery store but I have to admit; I pass by the tea section a lot more now than I used to. Which one did you find it in?

Sil

it was one in vancouver – uh…safewat if i remember right

Ubacat

Oh. Haven’t seen one of those in Ontario.

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GCTTB

I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve read quite a few reviews about it and was really wanting to try it. Whoever added it….thank you, thank you, thank you!

Ok, YUM!!! I let this one steep and then steep some more. I added a splash of creamer and a tiny splat of sweetener. This is just really delicious! Who needs hot cocoa when you got this? Taste is dark chocolate with some nuttiness. I didn’t find those cherry notes, but that’s ok. I’m happy with what I got.

Sil

glad you enjoyed it! :)

scribbles

So good! Thank you :)

TheKesser

What is GCTTB?

Sil

great canadian travelling tea box :)

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Thank you to Sil for this sample, that I am only now getting around to trying. And omg I’m glad I did because this is delicious!

Incredibly rich and creamy – not at all watery tasting like I half expect from anything that’s supposed to be a chocolate tea. I thought I was going to have to add milk and sugar to this, but it’s pretty perfect the way it is (though I’m sure it’d be amazing with milk and sugar.)

Smooth, creamy chocolate, with a hint of nuttiness and yes, I can even see the cherry, though it’s subtle enough that I wouldn’t have picked it out without prompting. Not at all bitter.

So tasty. I think I will need to order some of this when my sample is done.

1tsp, 8oz, 96C, 10min.

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Creamy, Nutty

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

haha there are a BUNCH of flavours – i think a couple of the girls picked up the sampler…this one i’d just found in a grocery store.

DeliriumsFrogs

I really DO have to buy this. I think it would be perfect for night time.

OMGsrsly

It’s available in a lot of stores here in Vancouver. I still think I prefer Cavalla. :)

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Finishing off the last of this one with my favourite girl. Now my Crio Brüs are down to just Cavalla and Pumpkin Spice. Cavalla will stay, permanently.

This one is tasty, but came out ever so slightly bitter. I just seem to have the problem where I compare them all to the amazingness that is Cavalla. Regardless, I’ve been feeling off tea as of late, and this one is sitting great this afternoon as we sit and sip on tea while researching.

Sil

Yaaaaay! You’re back!

OMGsrsly

Hi! I sent you something, I realllllly hope your address is correct.

Courtney

Eeeep, I’ll send you guys a new address. Shoooot.

OMGsrsly

Uh oh. :( I sent it a week and a bit ago. :/

Courtney

I’m still able to check the mail there, I’ll keep you updated once I make it. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh phew!

ohfancythat

Where ya going?!

Courtney

Nowhere yet! Just moved houses here.

ohfancythat

Ohhh ok :)

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758 tasting notes

Infused for 8 minutes but I have been advised to try a longer infusion for next time (10 to 20 minutes). I used 1.5 tbsp for 375 ml.

Brewed infusion smells like dark hot chocolate. Flavour is quite dilute but I think the longer infusion time will give a better representation of the actual flavour.

Thanks Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
ohfancythat

I’ve actually left it for half an hour….sooooooooo good ;)

OMGsrsly

Also, gently simmering it on the stove in some sort of milk, then straining it into a mug. Just don’t use paper, as the fine bits of chocolate will clog it!

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Ooh, another Crio Brü cacao beverage! This sample came from Sil, and she was kind enough to send me two servings worth. I’m going to try the first serving with the traditional method of using plain water for steeping. I think I may try vanilla soy milk for the second. Dry, the powder smells sweet and chocolaty with some vanilla notes. I steeped it for 10 minutes in a brew basket.

These are always a bit too bitter for me plain, so I added a bit of raw sugar and a splash of soy milk to my cup. I can definitely taste the caramelized nut flavor listed in the description, and perhaps a tiny bit of vanilla? I’m definitely not getting cherry. Otherwise, it’s a lovely rich and thick cup of cocoa love. Can’t wait to try this with the soy milk. :)

Flavors: Cocoa, Nuts, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 6 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Sample #3 from VariaTea! I think this may be less bitter than Cavalla – it tastes like liquefied dark chocolate chips. Maybe… 70%? With a bit of sweetener? Or perhaps semisweet (but less sweet than those, by far). Definitely creamy too. I should really do that side-by-side once I’ve had a mug of each… drinking them a couple days apart makes it pretty difficult to form any real conclusions.

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Sipdown (128)!

Thank you VariaTEA for the sample! So far, this is the Crio Bru blend I’ve enjoyed the most. To me, it came off a thicker and richer, and as for the “extra” flavour notes in this one (cherry, caramel, nuts) I feel like I at least picked up on a couple of them; primarily the caramel sweetness, but also a little bit of the nuttiness. No cherry though.

It’s kinda nice these Crio Bru blends aren’t all coming off as exactly the same, though.

Also, I just finished the first episode of Australian Big Brother, and I have to say that I’m a fan so far! It’s really weird watching a different format though – and I don’t mean that they’re playing in pairs. But, what’s weird for me is that they just handed someone the HOH title – there was no competition for it, and that totally messed with my mind.

And, the girl from last night (Tre’s date) – she’s here again. So, things going well I’d say.

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Thanks VariaTEA! With this tea I’m down to 200 in my cupboard – FINALLY. Also, I have ZERO orders incoming and ZERO plans for orders so I am very happy.

I really want to get some of this though. At some point. I’m happy VariaTEA told us about it because it’s delicious. I steeped it for 5 minutes and then added a little milk and it tastes a lot like hot chocolate. And without all the calories…. Yes…..

OMGsrsly

There’s Courtney, you, and me all drinking Crio Bru this evening! :)

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variaTEA thought she was being helpful when she made this listing but all that means is that now i HAVE to put it in my cupboard whereas before i could pretend that it wasn’t eta and so therefore didn’t need to be added lol. I had this one iced in omgsrsly style tonight when i got home after a very long day. Let me tell you, the only thing better was addeing a splash of criollo to this for a bit of sweetness and alcohol ha!

VariaTEA

My bad. Honestly, I made the page cuz I am anal and figured Cavalla was on here so this should be too

Sil

Lmao you know I’m just giving you a hard time silly

OMGsrsly

Ohh, good idea Sil! I’ll have to find some booze for it.

VariaTEA

I know. Don’t worry. I will make pages for ALL the Crio Bru teas and then I will share them with you so you have that much more tea :P

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