9 Tasting Notes
I really, really wanted to like this more than I did. I love strawberries and I love chocolate and I also really like rose tea. Unfortunately this tasted too little like chocolate and way too much like mildly artificial strawberry. It wasn’t bad, and I will probably drink more of it, but it certainly isn’t good.
Flavors: Artificial, Berries, Chocolate, Strawberry
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
As I said in another review, I’m a bit of a pumpkin spice hater, but I’m surprised to say there are two pumpkin teas that I’ve liked. This is one of them.
I make it with a whisk after microwaving or heating up some milk.
It certainly isn’t perfect. There is a little too much sugar in it (and I have a pretty strong sweet tooth) and it only tastes good as a latte… but it tastes so comforting and spicy and warm as a latte that I’ll forgive it. If you like matcha and are intrigued by the concept of matcha pumpkin pie, give this a try. This would probably taste AMAZING as a pie. I might try putting it in some mochi doughnuts.
Flavors: Grass, Pumpkin, Spices
Surprised at some of the ratings of this tea. To me, it smells strongly of chamomile and honey, and I barely get any vanilla. Same goes for the actual taste of the tea. I find it very soothing, and I often drink it at work when I’m stressed out or just before bed when I cannot justify having another cup of anything caffeinated.
While I don’t mind some artificial flavoring if it’s good (see David’s Tea flavors pumpkin chai and chocolate macaroon), I usually dislike artificial flavors in my tea. For some reason I can’t seem to taste artificial flavoring in this at all. Perhaps a bit in the honey note?
Flavors: Grass, Honey
I am a bit of a pumpkin spice season hater, but my boyfriend loves pumpkin spice, and so off I went to get him this tea…. and discovered that I liked it quite a bit myself.
As with most of the David’s Tea purchases I’ve made, I find that I need quite a bit of leaf in the bag to get the tea to my liking, but once you add some milk and a dash of sugar, this becomes a comforting, spicy, caramel-pumpkin-nutmeg-flavored cup. One of my new favorite fall teas.
Flavors: Caramel, Carrot, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Spices
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t usually like bitter tastes and I have a massive sweet tooth. I’m on the hunt for the best chocolate tea I can find, because I like the taste of tea but ALSO I want to be drinking as close to guilt-free chocolate milk as I can find. Hey, don’t judge me, we all want something different out of our tea.
Chocolate Macaroon Tea is as close as I’ve found so far to the perfect chocolate tea, but I’m pretty sure that something will come along to knock it off its perch. Until then, this is my favorite dessert tea, hands down. I don’t even like coconut and yet this is delicious. If you add some milk it really is like drinking (weaker) chocolate milk. I bet this would be amazing as a latte.
You don’t need to add sugar as it’s already quite sweet. Unfortunately I need two full tsps of this to make it taste as strong as I want it to, and I usually steep it for quite some time. It tastes good enough when you make it right that it’s worth it to me. Reusing the leaves makes watery but still delicious tea.
Try using it for dunking chocolate digestives or sweet biscuits! This is my go-to tea for watching episodes of the Great British Bake Off, usually with a biscuit or two (you Americans would say cookie) in hand.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Cream, Nutty, Pecan, Sweet