Cracked open my second bag of this, and it was quite delicious. Super chocolatey and rich, with lots of flavour from the base as well. An adult hot chocolate, of sorts.
“Cracked open my second bag of this, and it was quite delicious. Super chocolatey and rich, with lots of flavour from the base as well. An adult hot chocolate, of sorts.” Read full tasting note
“I turned this into a latte and put it in my thermos for this morning’s tea. I have had to restructure my sleeping schedule (which I have, to date, failed to do) because Amethyst needs me to help...” Read full tasting note
“Had this one last night on the way to a friends 50th in toronto – yes we drove to/from toronto just for one party with the little one. Funny thing is, every one loves a cute, happy kid at a party...” Read full tasting note
“The dried leaves had an aroma of a yummy dark chocolate bar. One of the strongest I’ve ever smelled. I wondered if it would transfer to taste because so often the chocolate falls flat or gets lost....” Read full tasting note
A Very Special VIT (Very Important Tea) – Created for our Anniversary!
June was our anniversary month, because on June 1, 2015, we officially took over 52Teas from founder Frank Hobart. To celebrate, we included a special gift in our June subscription boxes. We do this every June starting with June 2016 – when we included a special anniversary tea (Sparkle Pony Oolong). For our June 2017 anniversary, we included a bamboo scoop in every box. For June 2018, we included a trio of custom-made lollipops from Lollies by Leah that were inspired by three of our teas.
This year, we decided to go back to what we love most: TEA! I mean, that’s why you subscribe, right? To get your hands on these teas!
So for our Fourth anniversary, we crafted a special tea that we call DECADENCE! It’s a black tea using Golden Bi Luo Chun Black Tea grown in the Yunnan Province. We added some caramel essence and just a hint of cream essence – and then we added some cacao shells & nibs to create a truly decadent dessert tea. (And it is OH so good!)
Every one of our subscribers will receive 12g of this tea in their subscription box – and this tea will be exclusive to subscribers for the first 30 days . . . which means, the very limited quantities of this tea won’t be added to the website until July 30 to allow subscribers the chance to order & stock up on it before it’s added to the website. On July 30, assuming that there are still quantities remaining, it will be available for the public to order.
This tea is absolutely DECADENT and I love it! The tea starts out with a strong chocolate-y note – followed by hints of caramel and cream in the background. It’s a dark chocolate kind of flavor . . . but if you prefer a milkier kind of chocolate, feel free to go latte with your cuppa! In addition to being decadent, rich and delicious – it’s also VEGAN, all natural, gluten-free & allergen-free!
ingredients: black tea, organic cacao nibs/shells, organic calendula petals & organic natural flavors
PS: It wasn’t until after the teas had been shipped out to our subscribers that I recalled the 52Teas “Double Chocolate Decadence” tea (one of Frank’s blends). I hope the name of this tea won’t cause too much confusion.
At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.
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Mate DecadenceThe Good Leaf
Slimful Chocolate DecadenceTeavana
Smoldering Chocolate DecadenceCustom (Butiki)
I turned this into a latte and put it in my thermos for this morning’s tea. I have had to restructure my sleeping schedule (which I have, to date, failed to do) because Amethyst needs me to help getting her son (my beautiful, sweet, adorable grandson!) to school (she has early morning classes). So, since I need to be awake for at least another couple of hours, I am hoping that this caffeine boost will help that (and hopefully won’t keep me awake much longer than that).
This makes a fabulous latte. It tastes great non-latte too – in fact, I have to admit that I do prefer it non-latte, but that’s become true of almost every single tea in the past few years (before I even took over the 52Teas thing). That said – it is really nice as a latte too.
I love this golden Bi Luo Chun – it has a natural chocolate-y note going on and hints of caramel too, so I knew that it would be the ideal base for this caramel-cream chocolate blend. And this blend makes a really nice, comforting cup that is also encouraging a wakefulness that I need at the moment.
Had this one last night on the way to a friends 50th in toronto – yes we drove to/from toronto just for one party with the little one. Funny thing is, every one loves a cute, happy kid at a party so she was well received and did great! I figure it’s not often we mess with her sleep schedule and if you’re going todo it, might as well do it on the time change :)
I love this one..reminds me a lot of what i used to do with LB + cocoa shells so it’s a good time for me. I’ll be picking up a little more..though i wish large bags were available :(
The dried leaves had an aroma of a yummy dark chocolate bar. One of the strongest I’ve ever smelled. I wondered if it would transfer to taste because so often the chocolate falls flat or gets lost. Well, at least with the ones I’ve tried. It didn’t. The dark chocolate notes were on the forefront, along with some milky/creamy notes. Not really bittersweet either but definitely not milk chocolate. The sweetness is of caramel not honey and unlike the stevia overload of some flavored teas, this was just right for me. I believe the sweetness is coming from the cacao nibs. Not sure. I don’t see stevia listed in the ingredients. The golden bi luo chun notes were there as well: Sweet potatoes, brown sugar, bread, malt. Super soft mouth feeling, nice aftertaste. Highly recommended. It is a very nice dessert tea.
Flavors: Bread, Caramel, Cream, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Smooth, Sweet