Marron Chocolat

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cacao, Chestnut, Cocoa, Flavor, Indian Black Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Caramel, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cocoa, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Creamy, Malt, Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Drying, Nutty, Tannin, Smooth, Sweet, Paper, Roasted nuts, Nuts, Burnt Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Roast nuts
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Kawaii433
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 47 oz / 1402 ml

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  • “In celebration of the end of snowstorm Nemo, I decided to try this out. I am glad it stopped snowing! We got about 10 inches of snow. Thank you Lady 0f Spaydes for this sample! I used up the...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “An old favorite. Very good for the cold weather, and I brewed this tonight for the first time in months. A bit of milk, a few spoonfuls of sugar, and this tea tastes like a gourmet hot chocolate. I...” Read full tasting note
    91
  • “This is one of the first loose leaf teas I purchased, but now I am drinking my last bit of this tea. Definitely the best chocolate flavored tea I have had yet. Goodbye sweet tea! I have logging to...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Before steeping: Scent- Dark chocolate and chesnut After Steeping: Color- Honey Scent- Nutella and black tea and a hiny of Vanilla Taste: Nude- Rich hazelnut, very strong flavoring, though I wish...” Read full tasting note
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From Lupicia

MARRON CHOCOLAT is a flavored black tea inspired by unskinned chestnuts simmered in brandy.Sweetness of chestnuts and mild astringency of chestnut skin will enhance the rich, deep aroma of roasted cacao.The tea is perfect for a relaxing, happy tea time. Goes very well with milk.

Ingredients: Indian black tea, Vietnamese black tea, Kenyan black tea, dried chestnuts (chestnuts, sugar), roasted cacao, cocoa powder, flavourings

Steeping Instructions:

Amount of Tea Leaves: 0.10oz(2.5-3g)
Water Temprature: Boiling Water
Brewing Time: 2.5-3min.

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40 Tasting Notes

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1629 tasting notes

In celebration of the end of snowstorm Nemo, I decided to try this out. I am glad it stopped snowing! We got about 10 inches of snow. Thank you Lady 0f Spaydes for this sample! I used up the whole bag for my husband and I. My sense of smell isn’t that strong this morning, so I couldn’t smell the dry leaf. But I saw bits of cacao perhaps or bits of brown in there. Maybe it was chocolate or some nut? Once steeped (Western style), I could smell the cacao very strongly, which I love so much! The scent reminded me of Tisano’s Cacao Tea (which is also a very delightful tisane!).

Anyhow, this brewed a nice dark amber brown liquid. I added a few spoons of sugar and a nice amount of milk to tame it a bit. I wish I tried it plain, but I’m sure it tastes great without any additives too. I tasted a hint of nuttiness to this, which could be part of the cacao’s inherent taste. I am not sure. I was yearning for creamy choco goodness, and this was perfect! I wanted to gulp this down because it was just so amazingly good, but I savored it instead… sipping slowing. This is a great tea for a wintry day. Overall, I would buy this tea for sure. I am adding this to my growing wishlist.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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74 tasting notes

An old favorite. Very good for the cold weather, and I brewed this tonight for the first time in months. A bit of milk, a few spoonfuls of sugar, and this tea tastes like a gourmet hot chocolate. I recommend over-steeping it a little, to get the right amount of bitterness, and a good complexity.

Brewed this in my tetsubin-style tea press, in celebration of the cold weather. It wasn’t until I was taking my first sip that I realized I was missing an ingredient – sugar. Of course, there’s none of that in the dorm at all. Maybe I’ll buy some later.

I know I’ve mixed this with Lupicia’s vanilla black tea in the past, but I’ve forgotten how that tasted. I think I also mixed it with Teavana’s Matevana… could be wrong though. It’s been a while. Maybe when I go home, I’ll get some matevana (they still sell it, right?) to mix with this.

Another random question for the night: Are there any known tea allergies? Like, anything about the liquor or spent leaves that becomes airborne? My roommate is having sinus problems, and he’s trying to figure out what’s causing it. He says they usually come when he goes in the kitchen, which is where I brew my tea, and where I trash my used leaves.

takgoti

I’ve never heard of tea allergies, but I’m guessing that it’s possible for people to become allergic to just about anything so it’s a possibility. As for personal anecdotes or any concrete information, I got nothing.

Jillian

I’m thinking it sounds more like a dust or mold issue given that’s it’s respiratory problems he’s having. Maybe check for mold under the sink and other damp areas?

JMKauftheil

heh…
We found some bread that was over a month expired.
Mold up to wazoo. My roommate practically puked.

Wazoo. I’ve never used that word before.

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47 tasting notes

This is one of the first loose leaf teas I purchased, but now I am
drinking my last bit of this tea. Definitely the best chocolate flavored tea I have had yet. Goodbye sweet tea!

I have logging to do from the Victorian Tea Room as well as the Emilie Autumn Tea and Cupcake Social, but I am super exhausted and with school starting this week, I have way too much to do to really spend any time logging.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 30 sec

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18 tasting notes

Before steeping:
Scent- Dark chocolate and chesnut

After Steeping:
Color- Honey
Scent- Nutella and black tea and a hiny of Vanilla

Taste:
Nude- Rich hazelnut, very strong flavoring, though I wish it was a bit thicker, almost like a coffee
With sugar- very chocolaty, with a vauge hnt of vanilla

*Marron Chocolat has a extreamly rich flavor, vry warm and delicious

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1 tasting notes

If you like milky sweet choco-tea, this is the tea for you. I don’t taste the nuttiness as much as I’d like, but I enjoy this as a rare treat nonetheless.

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2 tasting notes

Sometimes I really just want to drink a tea that is unforgivingly sweet and flavorful, without the use of sugary syrups (as would be the case at most boba shops). This tea perfectly fit that need! It’s very chocolatey, and adding a little bit of milk and sugar really brings out the notes of chocolate and tea. As previous comments noted, extra steeping time is helpful to get the most of the flavors. The package says to steep for 3-5 minutes; I’d err on the side of longer than shorter.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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2870 tasting notes
SO Kawaii433 sent me an AMAZING sample package. Yowzaz. I was only expecting a couple Lupicia teas and then it was ANOTHER tea explosion in my mailbox! The tea spoiledness I’ve been experiencing lately can never me more than this… This month has been (hopefully) the craziest tea month from all you kind Steepsterers. My Steepster cupboard is probably going to break the site or something because I will be adding. every. teaspoon. to my cupboard. THANKS SO MUCH, Kawaii433!!

Another Lupicia I get to try! This one is a bit confusing to me, as I’m mostly tasting plum or even grapes/wine and a bit of a toasty flavor. Now I’m going to look at the description… chestnuts, cocoa, brandy?? Hmmm… to be honest, I don’t know what brandy tastes like…. maybe that’s the grapes/wine I’m tasting, maybe even the plum? The chestnuts could be the toastiness. I’m tasting absolutely no chocolate at all here. I love the dusky deep black base though. Overall, though I can’t figure this tea out, it’s a flavor profile that I enjoy, especially as it’s unique. I think Lupicia used this combination of three black teas in another blend I tried recently… but don’t ask me which blend that was, because I’ve tried so many Lupicia blends lately. Not the worst problem to have! I’ve been experiencing the grand finale of Lupicia teas recently, after only trying a handful over the years. I will certainly miss Lupicia when they close. :/
Steep #1 // 1 1/4 teaspoons for a full mug // 9 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

Kawaii433

I have a lot of that one too if you want me to send you some :P

tea-sipper

(I had to look up your tasting note for it, to see what you thought of it.) If you really want to, I wouldn’t mind having a little more of it around. Thank you either way. :D

Kawaii433

hehe It’ll go out Monday since it’s Saturday afternoon. I’m glad you like it. I liked it but not as much as how much I bought o.O. #HoardCity

tea-sipper

uh oh. haha.

tea-sipper

Also, PLEASE no rush on mailing.

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312 tasting notes

Dark fine black tea with chestnut bits in it (according to site, these chestnuts were simmered in brandy first). I broke the nut bits so I could have them with all my servings as there was one or two huge chunks in the bag. It smells good like a nutty dark chocolate bar, bittersweet aroma. The medium dark liquor smelled of cocoa, chestnuts, caramel type sweetness. It had mild flavors of the dark cocoa, bittersweet, sweet but not sugary, chestnuts, hazelnuts, caramel, vanilla. Moderately astringent. As usual, I drank it without milk or sugar. Their site says it goes great with milk. I can totally see that. I will try it next time with a splash of cream. There was one other that I wanted to try it with a little cream, their Chocolate and Strawberry Puer, which I had again this morning, and again, there was very little, if any, typical pu erh qualities. This time I had it gongfu style.

The Marron Chocolat, to me anyway, is similar to the Chocolate and Strawberry Puer but without the strawberries. I prefer that one over this one because of the strawberries but this one is good just nothing tart about it.

4g, 200ml, 212°F, 3 steeps, 2.5m., 3m, 3.5m

Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cocoa, Hazelnut, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Day 4 of the homemade advent calender: chocolate teas

I was hoping for a rich chocolate with some nuts, but I really found this tannic (astringent mouth feel), slightly bitter, very little chocolate, no almond flavour. I mean it isn’t bad, but the bitter + no chocolate is quite disappointing. I normally love Lupicia’s teas and find their flavours to be strong and natural. This one seems a bit nutty but not any distinct nut.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Drying, Nutty, Tannin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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June Wedding! Time for something new, so here is another sampler I picked up during Lupicia’s mottainai sale just last April. There were five teabags of this tea (whole leaf in sachet) in a tiny collector’s tin. When I opened the tin, the dry leaf smelled just like a sharper and slightly more nutty version of Nutella, and oh, does my love affair with Nutella run strong! So I was really excited for this one!

I was visiting my grandmother this weekend (she has no Internet, so I’m now typing up all my handwritten tea reviews from a notebook for Steepster, hahaha!), and I took this teabag to the restaurant with me where we had breakfast and just ordered hot water. The tea had a very strong nutty aroma and flavor; I’ve never had chestnuts before, so to me this flavor note read as sort of a very sharp hazelnut taste to my tongue. The tea was very naturally sweet (I did notice a very small sugar cube in the dry leaf), and it had a nice milk chocolate/cocoa flavor, but the chocolate didn’t overpower the nutty notes. The base tea was very smooth as well, with a nice lack of bitterness and astringency, and I kept thinking to myself that the base must be a Vietnam black because it had such a natural sort of honeyed-cocoa flavor to it beneath the chocolate flavorings, which I’ve tasted in that particular kind of tea before. As it turns out, the base is a blend of Indian, Vietnamese, and Kenyan teas, so I do wonder if the Vietnamese tea is a little heavier in the blend (if not, it certainly makes its presense known on my palate!)

This was a really nice tea that reminded me so much in flavor of Nutella or chocolate-covered macademia nuts, which are two of my favorite guilty-pleasure foods. I’m definitely going to have to restock this one!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Hazelnut, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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