OLD VERSION (cocoa powder and cardamom) - Art of Darkness

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Cocoa, Earth
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190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “I got deep and earthy notes from this one, with dark, dark chocolate when I sniffed the dry leaves. The cocoa and cardamom dust quickly drifted from the tea ball to diffuse from the tea. After...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Whispering Pines just put out a limited batch of this new tea, and it’s already out of stock! I absolutely love his puerh and the last puerh blend he did with mushrooms, Mirkwood, was one of my...” Read full tasting note

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Art of Darkness is a beautifully crafted blend of our 2013 Ontario 1357 and black cardamom sprinkled with a light dusting of dutch-processed cocoa powder. The result is an incredibly smooth tea with deep dark chocolate notes, warm earthiness, and a light hint of mint from the black cardamom. Art of Darkness has been blended to perfection and produces a cup that can be compared to a pu-erh version of a peppermint mocha. Enjoy! :-)

Tips: The cocoa and cardamom sink to the bottom of this tea. Shake up the bag and tap the sides of the packaging before scooping for ideal taste. Do not rinse this pu-erh before brewing. Some of the cocoa powder will be rinsed off and the taste will be altered from its intended balance.

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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I got deep and earthy notes from this one, with dark, dark chocolate when I sniffed the dry leaves. The cocoa and cardamom dust quickly drifted from the tea ball to diffuse from the tea. After steeping, the tea is a deep, rich, blackish brown. It’s definitely one of the darkest teas I’ve ever seen.

The taste is earthy (Any time I taste nuts – it’s always pecans – guess that makes me a true Texan _), too, with the cocoa just deepening the tea notes.

I’m not quite sure what I think of this tea, honestly. i like it, but I don’t think it’s one I’d reach for too often. It’s almost like it’s a little too dark for me. I might try it next time with a bit of milk and sugar, see how I like it then.

Flavors: Cocoa, Earth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Whispering Pines just put out a limited batch of this new tea, and it’s already out of stock! I absolutely love his puerh and the last puerh blend he did with mushrooms, Mirkwood, was one of my faves! So, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one!

This puerh is flavored with cocoa and black cardamom. I’m not sure I’ve ever had black cardamom, although green is common in chai. I looked it up and Wikipedia said it has a smoky character, like camphor. Okay, that could definitely go well with puerh, since puerh can have camphor notes too.

I brewed it up western after shaking the bag vigorously, as recommended. It brewed up very dark. :) Verdict? I love it! It’s like drinking a dark chocolate bar that has cardamom in it. Thick, rich, and flavorful! Mmmm! I also steeped it a second time and it was almost as good as the first steeping. So good!

TheTeaFairy told me that it tasted like peppermint patties to her, and I can definitely see that. The black cardamom has a character that can be taken as minty…probably the camphor note.

Needless to say, I put myself on the notification list for when it’s back in stock. ;)

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