Read My Lips

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Black Tea
Artificial Flavouring, Black Tea Leaves, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint, Pink Peppercorn, Sprinkles
Chocolate, Peppermint, Sugar, Mint, Pepper, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Milk, Bitter, Cocoa, Malt, Spicy, Alcohol, Creamy, Powdered sugar, Sweet, Artificial, Cacao, Tannin, Vanilla, Peppercorn, Spices, Cream, Tea, Candy
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 7 g 22 oz / 642 ml

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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

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547 Tasting Notes

51 tasting notes

A tropical storm is coming, and the skies are a beautiful grey. This is one of my favorite times for tea, plus its saturday. I’ve been wanting to try this tea for a long time and thanks to Amanda and Nicole, I finally have some DavidsTea!

This has to be the best smelling tea ever. It smells almost as yummy brewed.

So first, I’m trying this without any sugar or anything in it.
I get the minty taste first and a silky mouthfeel.  If I didn’t know there was chocolate in it, I honestly don’t know if I would have thought of it, but as it cools I think I taste it more.

It is a nice refreshing wake up tea. I imagine it would be really good with milk and sugar, so I will try that another time. The fact that I can drink the whole cup without any sweetener in it is saying something, and actually, that makes it a winner. My boyfriend said he tastes a hint of spice and I agree. Its starting to rain and now we will visit my favorite tree covered jungle-like park, since this weather makes it the best time to do so!


The cadillac of dessert teas.

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158 tasting notes

This is a really cute tea in the bag. With the contrasting colors and little lips and chips. It smells JUST like this chocolate mint icecream candle I have that I absolutely love. I had good expectations.
To me the best part of this tea is the refreshing feeling from the mint after you swallow. I wish there was more chocolate, but all I’m really picking up on for chocolate is an artificial chocolate scent. Which is something I’d like to smell, like in my candle for instance, but not taste. If that makes sense. Maybe like how I like the smell of fresh laundered clothes, but I wouldn’t want that taste in my mouth. That’s how artificial chocolate scent is to me. I’ve worked with artificial scents/flavors in my life a lot so I guess I’m just picky when it comes to that subject. I’ve got quite the judgmental nose and palate.
Thanks to Jenn for a sample of this, really glad I got to try it!

Yeah, the more I try to drink this the artificial chocolate scent/flavor is getting on my nerves. Not my cup of tea! I’d love to just use the leaves as a pretty potpourri! lol.

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Erin Hurley

Sounds like me with grape. I love grapes, hate grape flavor.

Erin Hurley

Swap this for my Buttered Rasin Toast?

Ashley Bain

I just had a sample from Jenn! And I won’t be ordering it. bleghh! Sorry! A lot of people seem to like it, though. I actually tried another chocolate tea yesterday that I have yet to log – Joy’s Teaspoon’s Chocolat Pot De Tea… And I loved it! Chocolate flavor/scent that some how wasn’t artificial tasting. Best chocolate tea I’ve tried yet.

Ashley Bain

Those kind of additives in tea actually don’t add much flavor. It’s the artificial flavor that accounts for most of the flavor in flavored teas. Usually things like chips, pretty flowers, dried fruit, sprinkles, etc., just make the tea pretty. That’s what tea companies have told me, anyways. You could try picking these things out and brewing the tea, and chances are the tea will taste the same.

Ashley Bain

(Also note that I took off my numerical rating of this tea, because I wanted to respect the many lovers of this tea. So I’d appreciate respect of my opinion in return.) :)


Ashley, you shouldn’t have to stop yourself from giving points to a tea just because you happen to disagree with the majority on it. If you don’t like it, you don’t like it. I say by all means give it as many or as few points as you like, and if people who like the tea in question have a problem with that then they’re truly the ones who are not respecting your opinion. :)

Ashley Bain

Thank you, Angrboda. I just felt bad upon reading so many amazing reviews on this tea, and thought, hmm.. I don’t want to ruin the reputation of this tea any bit if my taste buds are just different than everyone elses.

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308 tasting notes

This is another sample that Kristen sent me in a swap (thanks!). I like it; not as much as the buttered rum, but it’s good. It’s very minty and the chocolate is more of a background flavor. The unsteeped tea is beautiful with the red lips candy and tons of dark chocolate chips. I wish it had more chocolate flavor but I still like it enough that I might order this one too. DavidsTea flavored black teas seem to have a nice quality base. I don’t detect any astringency or bitterness in this tea after a 5 minute steep.

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133 tasting notes

This tea has piqued my interest for awhile and I’m finally getting around to trying the sample that came in one of the sampler packs I bought from DT awhile ago.

Both cups were steeped for 4 minutes.

The first cup I tried with a little rock sugar. There’s definitely chocolate and mint in here with a touch of peppery spice at the end of the sip. It wasn’t overpowering like other teas have been, but I could probably do without the pepperiness so I tried it again as a latte.

The half and half I used to make the latte helped drown out the pepper, so that was a step in the right direction.

Quite honestly chocolate is not something I’m usually drawn to in general, but this had a nice balance of chocolate and mint. Probably not something I’ll end up buying 50 grams of, but if it came in another sampler pack, I’d be alright with it.

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286 tasting notes


The more I drink this, the more I don’t care for it.

I think maybe I’m just very hard to please today. It seems like nothing I drink is really hitting the spot. I think I will finish my cup of this, make some tea for fridge jars for tomorrow, and go to bed. Haha!

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ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Yesterday I drank Swiss Mountain (Della Terra) and wasn’t super impressed, but the more I tasted it the more I realized its probably similar to Read My Lips which makes me dread drinking that again in case my tastes have changed, because it was the first Davidstea I fell in love with :/

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635 tasting notes

Yay! I finally found my sample of this tea! I thought it had either gotten lost in the move or that I had drunk it and forgotten to write a tasting note. (Blasphemy, I know).

The aroma of the dry leaf is pure York Peppermint Patty! It smells amazing! When I first lifted the lid off my strainer to get a whiff of the brewed tea, I was assailed by overly strong mint and peppercorn. It felt like my nose hairs were burning!! Oh dear. But once it began to cool, the chocolate aroma came out more. I’m excited to try this, but I really hope those peppercorns die down. I’m not a fan of hot and spicy things.

First sip, hmm…this is interesting. It’s mint at first, and then it slowly transforms into a prickly peppery sensation on your tongue after you swallow, but then the mint seems to come back again. And then finally about 10 seconds after the sip, I get a dark chocolate flavor that’s so soft it’s like I ate a piece of chocolate 5 minutes ago and can still taste it.

The more I sip, the more the chocolate comes to the forefront. It’s definitely mint chocolate now followed by that prickly sensation from the peppercorns. I think it would be much better without the latter. I’m just not a fan of that sensation.

I’m going to add a little bit of sweetener and milk to try and overpower this strong mint. It’s making me feel lightheaded. Ah, that’s a little better. I think I probably should have used a bit less leaf. This is one strong cup of tea! I like mint, but I think this might be too heavily mint for me. I’d like more of a balance between the mint and the chocolate. It was fun to try though, and I’m sure others could enjoy this more than me.

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248 tasting notes

I needed this after working over 10 hours yesterday when it was a crazy crazy madhouse at the clinic. So tasty and relaxing. I got a huuuuuge 250g bag to split with my FMIL (future mother-in-law) who loves this tea as well (honestly I was not expecting so big of a bag, like holy moly). So I got home at like 9:30 and yay a DT box waiting for me. :)

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358 tasting notes

My first time brewing this, and wow, not sure what to think. I thought this was a chocolate tea, but it is peppermint, a lot of pepppermint with some chocolate underneath. Irresistibly reminding me of After Eights – I know just which of my friends is more likely to loooooove this. But After Eights are not a particular favorite of mine. I am still pretty surprised by its taste.

About the tea itself, the base is very smooth. Pink peppercorns are included and are highly visible in the dry tea (which is oh so so pretty) and I think it adds a resonance to the tea of subtle heat. People sensitive to pepper, chillis or ginger might not like it as much as I do, but as I said, it´s subtle. The red “lips” seem to melt and add texture and sweetness to the tea.

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After Eights? Interesting…


LOL, you too? I was thinking of S actually, but will get you some as well.

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440 tasting notes

What more can be said about this one that hasn’t been said already? It’s cute in a dry form with the candy lips. It smells like a heavenly mix of milk chocolate and mint with just the tiniest hiding note of vanilla.

Steeped? You get just that. One of the better chocolate flavoured teas I’ve been lucky enough to find, with a lovely mint flavour that doesn’t dominate but works and plays nicely with the chocolate. This was my first David’s tea, and I haven’t been a day without it in my cupboard since I was given my first sample. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 100 is that sometimes the candy lips don’t dissolve fast enough when I make a mug, and they stick to the infuser.

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193 tasting notes

Chocolate, minty with a touch of spice. I had my mom make me some of this post surgery yesterday and it tasted great! My husband does not know how to make my tea- he says that is why he bought me the breville…. have to teach him how to use it! But mom came through for me :)

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