Chocolate A-Peel

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Black Fruit Blend
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Flavors
Chocolate, Orange
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 339 ml

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  • “A friend of mine has been raving about this tea! I picked up some for her around her birthday and got myself some at the same time. I’m not as enamoured of it as she is. It’s a little muddy tasting...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown no. 5 of 2021 (no. 625 total). This was a tiny tin, with just enough for about 3 pots of 2 cups each. Three years ago, I really liked this and remarked on the chocolate/orange flavor. Which...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It is time to admit defeat and take up Paper Craft. Try as I might I cannot think of a way to make a Minecraft Blaze out of Perler Beads and not have it look really bad, same with the new Guardian...” Read full tasting note
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  • “’Here’s Hoping’ traveling teabox Round #2 // Tea #15 Steep #1 // just boiled // 5 min The description of this one sounded not too bad, but looking at the blend, it seemed like all orange peels...” Read full tasting note
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From SerendipiTea

Sweet, seductive & alluring chocolate with a twinge of citrus curling over vanilla & the mellow stability of rooibos. All held together by the capable depth of black tea. *Contains trace amounts of Dairy & Sugar *Gluten-Free; No Trans Fat

Ingredients:
Cacao Beans, Chocolate Bits, Chocolate Flavor (Natural), Cream Flavor (Natural), Kenya Black Tea, Rooibos (Organic), Vanilla Flavor (Natural), Yogurt Bits

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6 Tasting Notes

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A friend of mine has been raving about this tea! I picked up some for her around her birthday and got myself some at the same time.

I’m not as enamoured of it as she is. It’s a little muddy tasting despite the bright citrus element to it. I think it’s the combination of this particular rooibos and the yogurt bits that doesn’t sit well with me. It gives it a a cream cheese quality. I had to throw it out. This cuppa is not for me! I’ll have to give my friend the rest of it or maybe save it for the next travelling tea box I’m getting I know some people are fond of this kind of dessert tea.

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Sipdown no. 5 of 2021 (no. 625 total).

This was a tiny tin, with just enough for about 3 pots of 2 cups each.

Three years ago, I really liked this and remarked on the chocolate/orange flavor. Which is a flavor I really do find enjoyable.

Not so much now. I don’t know whether it’s an age thing or a taste thing. Or maybe it’s just that I have had better orange/chocolate combos? Not sure. Bumping it down.

As an aside, I love that I have all of these prior notes to look back at. It’s very educational about how my own tastes have developed over time.

I would love it if Steepster had an export function that would periodically back up my notes on my hard drive in case something awful happens. It would be horrible to lose 10+ years of notes.

Mastress Alita

That’s precisely why I write all my notes off the site on a Notetab file, then paste the data into Steepster. I have all my notes in the text file on my HDD, and I have that file backed up in multiple places.

Martin Bednář

At least we have our feed.rss which works quite well as kind of backup, though it would be good to write a little bit more there and format it somehow, but I am too lazy (and busy) to do that right now.

__Morgana__

Yeah, way too late for that now. It would be sad to lose the notes but I have so many other projects I need to get done I cannot see when transferring note manually would ever get done…

Mastress Alita

Ya, I never had to transfer; I basically moved off an independant tea blog that had no readers to Steepster, and when I did that, I copied my blog posts (again, which I always wrote “offline” first) as my first set of Steepster posts, then just continued the file from there on. I have over 700 notes plus my Profile and some yearly stat keeping stuff all on that one file, ha!

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It is time to admit defeat and take up Paper Craft. Try as I might I cannot think of a way to make a Minecraft Blaze out of Perler Beads and not have it look really bad, same with the new Guardian mobs. I simply must have these for my desk, so my other option is to buy ink for my printer, a new Xacto knife, and some decent paper and make them. The reason I have been hesitant is because I know this will turn into an obsession and next thing you know I will end up having a huge Minecraft diorama on one of my shelves…and I am not sure I can spare the space just yet. Clearly I will just have to get a new set of shelves.

Today’s tea is quite appealing to my inner child, Chocolate A-Peel (ing) actually! A blend of Kenyan black tea, Rooibos, Citrus, and Chocolate and creamy goodies from SerendipiTea, a substitute for my favorite childhood candies, chocolate oranges! You know, the kind that comes in foil that you smash onto a table to separate it into little chocolate slices, really whoever thought of mixing chocolate and oranges together was a genius. The aroma of this particular dessert tea is pretty rich, with strong notes of woody rooibos, creamy cocoa with almost a chocolate liqueur tinge to it, a bit of caramel, a bit of apple, and lastly a potent zing of oranges. It is very sweet and rich, but not too sweet, very much so the difference between a yummy slice of chocolate and a giant chocolate cake.

After submerging the leaves into their hot bath (you’re in hot water now, bub…really threatening leaves helps…ok no it doesn’t, even if it is caused Agony of the Leaf) and letting them steep, it is time to sniff some soggy leaves! The aroma is still pretty sweet, also very woody with strong notes of orange and chocolate. It is really funny, the more I sniff Rooibos the more I like it, I went through a phase a few years ago where I really disliked it, so glad that has passed. The liquid is so much chocolate, it is like sniffing a bar of chocolate with notes of malt and oranges with a slightly woody finish.

As is usual with teas that have bits of chocolate as part of their ingredients, the top has a bit of an oily film, giving it a slightly oily mouthfeel. However, the rest of the mouthfeel is quite smooth, none of the dryness that usually accompanies Rooibos. The taste is super rich, it starts out malty and woody with strong notes of chocolate and caramel, this turns into a bright zing of orange which is like a little bit of sunshine in the dense night of chocolate. Lastly the tea finishes off with lingering caramel and creamy sweetness, definitely a tea for someone with a sweet-tooth or a sugar craving (which conveniently I have both of at the moment). Although I am still craving chocolate oranges, I think I am going to have to stock up on them this holiday season and try to not eat them all before New Years.

For photos and blog: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/07/serendipitea-chocolate-peel-tea-review.html

SarsyPie

Have you had Three Friends by Butiki? Just wondering how this one compares?

TeaNecromancer

Haha, I had to check my notebook (I have too many tea notes that have not made it to the blog yet!) Three Friends is sweeter and richer with more malt and less of the caramel woodiness since there is no rooibos, I find it is even more similar to the chocolate oranges that I lust after constantly :P

SarsyPie

Thanks so much for the info! :)

TeaNecromancer

Welcome! And thanks for reminding me Three Friends exists, I need to get some more of it :)

SarsyPie

I just did, at the Butiki sale! I don’t drink as many flavored teas anymore, but I really like that one!!!

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’Here’s Hoping’ traveling teabox Round #2 // Tea #15
Steep #1 // just boiled // 5 min
The description of this one sounded not too bad, but looking at the blend, it seemed like all orange peels and rooibos. The first sip wasn’t bad though! I always think orange and chocolate aren’t my favorite combination, but then I remember that the Terry’s chocolate orange earlier this year convinced me otherwise. To be fair, the taste of this one reminds me more of a creamsicle type ice cream, rather than chocolate. Maybe a orange/vanilla/light chocolate swirl? The cup turns out pretty dark, even though there doesn’t seem to be much black tea in my scoop. The flavor is a bit tangy with hints of orange, chocolate and rooibos.

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From the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box #2

Nope. This tea is not for me. It has a strange sour note that I don’t enjoy at all. I’m not sure if it’s from the orange peel or the yogurt, but blah. I ended up dumping the last few sips because I just couldn’t drink anymore.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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