Longer review posted here: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2682/tea-review-teafrog-chocolate-and-cream-flavoured-black-2/ A really good dessert alternative!
“The last of my sample of this one. So warm and comforting! It’s got a nice level of chocolate and great balance with the tea flavor. With cream and sugar, it’s like drinking an improved cup of...” Read full tasting note
“Loving this tea and I am about out and need to re-order ….this tea is creamy and chocolatey and can’t get better than this and one of my favorite chocolate teas…” Read full tasting note
“Just got this in the mail from Mike! Woot! :) Now here’s the sweetest tasting chocolate flavored tea I have tried so far. Some others have been dark chocolate or fake chocolate or cocoa chips or...” Read full tasting note
“Another attempt to clean out some samples from my cupboard. I have less than a cup’s worth of leaf after this cup, but I already have ideas for that. This tea seems toastier than I remember every...” Read full tasting note
Take yourself back to the days of stealing chocolate chips while your Mom was baking cookies. The chocolate chips sprinkled throughout this tea combine with the creamy character to make it a delightful trip down memory lane.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Broken Cocoa Bits, Chocolate Chips
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I chose a sample of this when I placed an order with TeaFrog, and to be honest it’s a little out of my normal “comfort zone”. I thought I’d try something different than my usual types of tea, and that said I’m not a big chocolate fan at all. I didn’t think the chocolate flavour was overwhelming, by any means, but overall with the cocoa bits and chocolate chips, it was perhaps a bit much for me. The chocolate notes worked well with the black tea blend, and even though I probably over-steeped it a bit, it wasn’t bitter and still had a nice flavour. I have maybe another 2 cups left in my sample and I’ll definitely try it again/use it up but it isn’t something I would order more of.
Review by Tamara: “I truly enjoy this cup of Tea, from the moment you open the container you can smell the warm aroma of superior loose leaf tea. Black teas are one of my favourites and this one certainly fits the bill…”
Read the full review at: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/147/tea-review-teafrog-chocolate-and-cream-flavoured-black/
This is very good! I haven’t tried it with milk or sugar yet, but I’m not sure if I want to. It’s sweet with just a hint of black tea. I typically like it when my black tea is swallowed up by a sweet flavor. I taste a bit of chocolate (not a large amount, but enough) and none of the cream, unfortunately. The flavors blend nicely with the black tea. Delish! Thanks lori! I’ll be ordering some of this later.
This was a sample that I saved until I had time to sit and truly enjoy. I will guard in my tea vault what is left of this sample until I can ordr some of this tea. The flavor was wonderful and the aroma while steeping filled the kitchen. This is going to be a tea I will only drink on special days when I want a true treat.
Can Not Wait To Order SOme Of This Tea!
The tea is exactly as it claims to be: chocolate. This is probably the most chocolate of any tea I’ve had. It’s very good. It has a slightly odd perfumed fragrance as well, which I assume is supposed to be the “cream” flavor. It’s a good tea but somewhat monochromatic. If what you want is just this side of hot chocolate, this is a good place to go.
Today’s a great day. Not only did my first 52teas order come in, but so did my package of TeaFrog samples.
I wanted to try this one first because as soon as I opened the pouch, the smell reminded me of Tea Desire’s Irish Cream, which I’ve always enjoyed. Comparing them side by side though, there are definitely some differences. While Irish Cream is sweeter and creamier, Chocolate and Cream has more chocolate, and it even smells like chocolate liqueur or something. Or like a chocolate truffle with a few drops of rum.
Wow, is this every chocolately. It’s like biting into a bar of dark chocolate. While the steeped tea smells like milk chocolate, the flavour is bolder. Colour me impressed! It’s like drinking hot cocoa. The real stuff.
Ok, so I just cheated, at least in my books. I almost never add any sweeteners nor milk/cream but halfway through my cup, I decided to add a couple tablespoons of milk. It’s actually pretty good. Turns this more into, well, milk chocolate. The aroma smells more bakery-like too.
This is another sample from TEAEQUALSBLISS! What a great tea! I have been wanting to try this one but wanted to do it on a special day when I could really spend some time with it. The only other chocolate tea I have had is Florence by Harney and Sons and that one is a real favorite for me, so I was eager to try this one. The scent is marvelous and chocolate-y. It brews up to a nice medium color and still has a lovely aroma. I was afraid it would be just the same as dumping some mini-chocolate chips in a cup of hot tea, but it isn’t. The tea has a lightness, a cleanness, I didn’t expect. It has almost the tingle of Uva Highlands, but no astringency or bitterness at all. I tried it plain – lovely! And totally drinkable just that way. I added a little sugar – still good. I added a little milk – also good. I think you can take this one any way you like. A really interesting tea. I would love to have some again.
Mmm…this did not disappoint! This was my third sample (out of ten), and so far the only one I would buy a full size of. Oddly enough, I didn’t think this one had a very chocolately smell dry, but once it steeped it smelled lovely. I used a little bit each of milk and sugar, and it turned out great. It falls below chocolate chili chai and read my lips from davids tea, but it is definitely up there with my favourite teas to satisfy my sweet tooth.
This is a great alternative to hot chocolate, and it has a nice, plain (in a good way) chocolate taste. Very comforting.