Believe it or not, I bought 7 oz of this in August. On a whim. It was on sale, so that made it ok?
This is a good tea. I don’t know that it was 7 oz of hoarding good. But I am down to just a few servings of this after this cuppa! YEAH!
“Believe it or not, I bought 7 oz of this in August. On a whim. It was on sale, so that made it ok? This is a good tea. I don’t know that it was 7 oz of hoarding good. But I am down to just a few...” Read full tasting note
“having this with marshmallows right now YUM!” Read full tasting note
“Enjoying some “Ol’ Reliable” after the worst day at work. I made a booboo. A big one. Not a money related one (I don’t care about those when I work for a big business – well I care but not in a way...” Read full tasting note
“SIPDOWN!(288, soon to be higher again) also 1700th tasting note AND a thank you to gracebtlb for sending this one along in our swap. Now i’ve had this before grace sent it along but part of why i...” Read full tasting note
Kiss me, kiss me
Okay, this is probably the world’s best chocolate tea. Honestly. Better than dessert. More reliable than sex. It’s a totally decadent combination of China black tea, vanilla, peppermint, chocolate bits and spicy red peppercorns. Plus it contains little red candy lips for a kiss of sweetness. In other words, it’s a completely satisfying spring experience with no guilt or strings attached.
Ingredients: Chinese black tea, peppermint, dark chocolate (Sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin and vanilla), red lip sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, cottonseed or soybean oil, cornstarch, gum and soy lecithin, colouring), pink peppercorns, natural and artificial flavouring*.
Allergens: Soy and may contain dairy
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Enjoying some “Ol’ Reliable” after the worst day at work.
I made a booboo. A big one. Not a money related one (I don’t care about those when I work for a big business – well I care but not in a way that haunts my every waking moment haha) – but one that affected a customer in a bad way :(
I feel so bad, I apologized profusely.. but it didn’t change the fact. I’m also not looking forward to the consequences when I get back to work after labour day.
Ah well, we’re only human right?
Minty black chocolately goodness will get me back on track. This tea, plus I just discovered this hilarious online game called Drawception – it’s a mix between telephone and pictionary. Here’s an example of one I participated in:
It’s really fun, you should comment below if you gave it a try :D
So! As they say – tomorrow is a latter day. :) Things will look up!
SIPDOWN!(288, soon to be higher again) also 1700th tasting note AND a thank you to gracebtlb for sending this one along in our swap. Now i’ve had this before grace sent it along but part of why i figured it would go well as my 1700th tasting note is that this is one of the first few teas that i ever tried when i started out on this journey less than a year ago. It’s nice to revisit where i started from and how far i’ve come in the teas that i’ve experienced and the flavours that i’ve come to love, hate or otherwise. This was one of my favourite teas in the beginning, but over time i’ve come to realise that other companies do similar blends that are a bit more expertly crafted than David’s Tea. It is a really nice blend though and it will always have a special place in my heart as one of the first teas i REALLY fell in love with that kicked off my crazy flavour journey :)
So thank you grace! for a walk down memory lane and a chance to revisit an old friend :) Especially since i haven’t had free time to really enjoy your other samples that i’m SUPER excited about!
Gotta sip down the minty stuff since I’m moving in with my BFF, who is horribly allergic.
This is from Cavocorax. :)
Kind of disappointing today really. Not much tea, lots of mint (which is surprisingly ok for me this morning) and the DavidsTea chocolate flavour of meh.
Generally I do like this one as an occasional treat, but I’m not too disappointed I won’t be able to have it again.
Thanks for sharing, Cavo!
Oh, Read My Lips – I love you so! When I first smelled and tasted you, I thought you could never be the one for me…but now? Now I don’t know how I ever lived without you. I just sent some of you off to a co-worker who also loves mint and chocolate but I can’t help but mourn that cup I’ll never have. Luckily there are 50 more grams of you at home, and tonnes more at the store. You might just be my winter indulgence this year!
ps – Thanks for making me love chocolate teas…I never knew what I was missing!
In another Universe a long time ago, this was to me, one of the finest tea’s ever. Really.
I was new to loose leaf tea and waited impatiently for my packages of flavored tea’s from Canada to arrive. Oh, they were so yummy good!
Oh Canada, Chocolate Orange Puerh, and Read My Lips! Slurp!
As the months passed, I tasted tea’s from Teavivre, then Butiki and Verdant, and so many other tea companies that opened my mind to the realization that the Tea ‘World’ wasn’t FLAT like a tea bag, but FULL of FLAVOR without being chemically ‘flavored’. My ‘World’ was set free, expanded and became ROUND!
I had a little bit of Read My Lips left in a tin and went back to taste it. What would I think?
Remembering my first love of the peppermint scent, I smiled. It was still as I remembered…almost like candy canes in the snow. Cool, with a chocolaty smell that is a vision of peppermint bark frosted with dark chocolate. Oh I hope my daughter makes some of this candy this year!
I took a sip of tea and the memory was ‘Oh yes, I am back at the beginning of my tea journey’, but the taste was…‘Oh dear, I don’t think I can finish this sour, over-flavored artificially spiked tea!"
Where was the tea? “Yoo Hoo, tea? Where are you?”, I wanted to yell into my cup.
Memories are often like this.
My first trip to Disneyland in 1955 at age 7, and later in High School were completely different experiences. Had Disneyland SHRUNK?
Of course not. I had changed.
Looking back, I had a great time with this tea.
I can’t say BLECH…I have to say…HUM.
Delicious! Just the right amount of chocolate and mint — neither overpowers. I’m not sure what else is going on in there (i.e. what role the pink peppercorns play? Depth and gravitas?) but OH did I enjoy my tea this morning!!!
I may tell you that I got this because I was out of the generous amount of Harney’s chocolate peppermint black that ashmanra sent me, and I missed the flavor profile. I may tell you that I got this because it is so well-liked here on Steepster. I may tell you that I got this because it has a Chinese tea base. But make no mistake. I got this because of the WEE RED SUGAR LIPS!!!!!!!!!
They are also very Robert Smith-esque, but I’ll quit it with the 80s references (I can point to “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” too, but I said I’d be quiet now!). I wonder if the person who created this blend is about my age, and swirled and twirled to the post-punk that I still hold near and dear to my heart?
Mmm, last cuppa of this jem!
I made this on the stovetop this time with half milk and half water. It is delicious this way. As usual, minty and chocolate. Nice Sunday treat! I don’t know if many people make their tea like this or not. But I tried it with pumpkin chai, and then I was curious how it would work with another black tea!