One of my favorite flavored teas, but it does make a mess to clean up with the real chocolate bits.
“Eh, this one is not quite what I was expecting. It brews up quite murky, and with an offputting aroma that I can’t quite place. It’s a little reminiscent of Super Chocolate or Dr. Chocolate...” Read full tasting note
“I must be doing something wrong, or maybe my taste buds are on the fritz? The flavors are a lot weaker than I was expecting. Cinnamon is the only flavor that I can identify among all the...” Read full tasting note
“This is another tea I am trying to drink down lol, it doesn’t wow me, and the chocolate gets a bit monotonous after a while for me. I’m really not that much of a chocolate fan I guess lol. Anyways,...” Read full tasting note
“I got distracted so this cup is now cold. It is really not good cold. All the flavors combine into one thick, odd taste. The word “muddy” comes to mind. I know that sounds strange but the...” Read full tasting note
As good as it gets
It was three o’clock in the afternoon on a rainy Friday. David was hungry. He needed a nap, a shave, and a hot meal. What he had was a kettle, a pack of matches, and a bag of black tea. So he grabbed some ingredients and threw them in the water. Chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla – this drink was a real piece of work. He lifted his cup, took a drink and then another. It was hotter than an inferno and smoother than silk. It was good. Almost too good.
Ingredients: Organic: Black tea, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla. With natural vanilla flavouring*.
Allergens: Dairy and coconut
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Had high hopes for this tea as it involves all my favorite flavors- chocolate, cinnamon, coconut. Nothing tastes right about this tea and the amount of oil and tea bits floating in this tea made it unappealing. It’s like all the flavors need to be increased. I’ll try it with more tea next time and see if that helps.
Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Spices
This is a good tea if you like chocolate in your tea. I tend to have this more around October/Halloween time. It tastes strongly of chocolate with a hint of cinnamon-y goodness, and I barely notice the coconut, which is great. This tea is lovely hot, or as a latte. Sweet and chocolatey. It’s all in how you steep the tea, though. Sometimes I get a weird aftertaste with this tea – and sometimes I don’t. I don’t know why.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Creamy
Almost but not quite knocks Chocolate Macaroon Tea off my ‘best chocolate tea’ pedestal.
My cup is creamy and I can taste vanilla and cocoa, but it’s overwhelmed by way too much cinnamon. Take some of the cinnamon out and it would have been perfect.
Tastes best, to me, with milk and some sugar — not because the tea isn’t already sweet, but because sugar brings out the chocolate flavor. I just want the cinnamon to go away so I can taste the chocolate…
Steeping is easier than it is with Chocolate Macaroon. I used 1.5 tsps and steeped for less time, perhaps because this one doesn’t have rock sugar in it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cream, Earth, Vanilla
I can see why this is a Halloween tea, because it’s basically Halloween in a cup. That being said, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I certainly can’t see myself craving this outside the month of October.
But this is October, so it’s not bad. It brings back nostalgic feelings of the fun Halloween is when you’re a kid. The flavour itself is a strange mix of every Halloween candy I can think of — chocolate, caramels, gum, Rockets… There’s also a hint of apple and cinnamon that just gives it a general fall vibe.
The biggest downside is that there’s kind of a chalky aftertaste, particularly as it cools, that’s really off putting. If it weren’t for that I’d give it a higher rank because while it really only is good as a Halloween tea, it does Halloween tea VERY well.
My absolute favourite that I’ve had over the years since I got into the whole tea loving experience. Was quite sad when it was discontinued at David’s! When I got the email this month that they were “raising it from the dead” for Halloween I was so excited. I immediately ordered 250 grams of it online but now that it’s out of stock again, I’m regretting not ordering more. I’ll just have to slow down and savour what I bought over the next year. Hopefully they raise it again for next Halloween or consider relisting it.
So why do I like it sooo much? I think it’s the complexity, there’s so much going on in it. With chocolate, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, chipotle and ancho chilli ingredients there’s a lot of different flavour accents. Even the appearance of it is awesome. It has a deep amber colour brewed that has a really nice sheen on the surface and the cinnamon and spices are suspended and happily swimming throughout the liquid. In the bag dried, it smells completely decadent with prominent chocolate, vanilla and coconut aromas. Once brewed, the cinnamon and spice aromas come out wonderfully. I love all the different distinct flavours as well as how they mingle and merge.
Only 1 tea receives a score of 100 from me. This is the one.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Coconut, Nutmeg, Spicy, Vanilla
I’m not entirely sure what I think of this tea. Before it arrived in my order, I stumbled upon the reviews here and kept note of what everyone was saying. Once it arrived, I noticed that the smell of the dry tea reminded me of oatmeal raisin cookies. I made the tea, and sweetened it with honey. The resulting taste reminded of me burnt chocolate and I definitely understand where everyone is getting “muddy” from. The strong flavors I hoped for all blend together in one big slightly cinnamon and chocolate cup of tea. I don’t even taste the coconut. I might try with light agave nectar to see if maybe that’ll bring out more of the flavors. If not, I’m going to hope that the taste grows on me the more I drink it.
Edit: Ok, I was right. The more I drink this tea, the more it grows on me. I also had to change me steeping time and sweetener. I found that if I steep it for the full 7 minutes and then sweeten it with light agave nectar, it’s actually fairly sweet and delicious. I actually really enjoy this tea now and am quickly powering through, which makes me sad because this tea is limited edition. Overall, now I would recommend the tea, BUT you have to play around with steeping times.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cinnamon