Tea type
Black Food Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Drying, Fruity, Tannic, Cherry, Alcohol, Astringent, Chocolate, Malt, Marzipan, Sweet, Cake
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “C” Tea This one has a nice and authentic dark chocolate flavor. It has the bitterness and fruitiness that the darker chocolate bars have. I also get some of the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Chocolate and cherry are both flavors I tend to steer away from in tea blends, as chocolate is often too thin and artificial-tasting and cherry tends to be either medicinal or hibiscus-tart. But...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (18 | 91) Wow, the leaf for this one is tiny! There were some big dried cherries/cranberries but everything else was in very small pieces. I really like chocolate and cherry together,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (1287)! A bit sad about this sipdown – this is one of the better chocolate cherry teas I’ve come across. This cup was divine; dark chocolate with a fudge-y cakey quality while also having...” Read full tasting note
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From August Uncommon Tea

Malty black tea with chocolate and dark cherry

Rich and luxurious from the start, the aroma of warm chocolate cake emerging from the oven fills your nose. Close your eyes to imagine the warm wooden, gilded interior of a café in Turn-of-the-Century Vienna. On its own, this tea is a strong, malty black tea with hints of cherry weaves around the layers of dark chocolate. A touch of milk softens the tannins and brings out the fruity sweetness of cherry. An excellent choice for breakfast or afternoon with cake, or anytime you need a chocolate fix. A tea for chocolate lovers and black forest cake fans.

INGREDIENTS: indian assam black tea, cacao shells, german barley malt, german dark chocolate pieces, morello cherry, natural flavoring
contains gluten and soya lecithin

TASTES LIKE: bittersweet cocoa, chocolate cake, brandied cherry
FEELS LIKE: the vienna secession

ALL NATURALVEGANNON GMO

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8 Tasting Notes

638 tasting notes

April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “C” Tea
This one has a nice and authentic dark chocolate flavor. It has the bitterness and fruitiness that the darker chocolate bars have. I also get some of the booziness but unfortunately, my sample didn’t have any pieces of cherry in it. It’s also somewhat drying on the tongue. Something to note is that my cup did have quite an oil sheen to it on top and I know that bothers some people. It’s a nice chocolate tea and I bet it would be even better with the cherry. I just noticed that they recommend trying this tea with milk so I’ll do that next time.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Drying, Fruity, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Chocolate and cherry are both flavors I tend to steer away from in tea blends, as chocolate is often too thin and artificial-tasting and cherry tends to be either medicinal or hibiscus-tart. But this one was a pleasant surprise! It’s one of the better chocolate flavorings I’ve run across…rich and dark and just the tiniest bit bitter, like a quality dark chocolate. The cherry plays second fiddle, but provides a nice dark fruitiness that combines well with the chocolate…no hibiscus and it also doesn’t taste like cough syrup! This blend is quite pleasant straight, but I’m thinking it would be outstanding as a latte.

Flavors: Cherry, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sipdown! (18 | 91)

Wow, the leaf for this one is tiny! There were some big dried cherries/cranberries but everything else was in very small pieces. I really like chocolate and cherry together, but I tend to be disappointed by chocolate teas, so we’ll see how this goes…

It’s not bad. The chocolate isn’t terribly artificial, which is saying a lot for me. There’s a definite boozy note to it that I don’t love, and the cherry along with it is making me think of amaretto. But there’s also a deep, syrupy bordeaux cherry flavor.

My only issue with this one is the base. It’s an Assam, and it tastes very generic and tannic to me. The astringency is conflicting with the other rich and smooth flavors, which makes me sad. So this probably won’t be a repurchase because of that…

But it’s quite good for a chocolate tea, and that’s coming from me, a self-proclaimed chocolate tea hater!

Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Bitter, Cherry, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Marzipan, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Sipdown (1287)!

A bit sad about this sipdown – this is one of the better chocolate cherry teas I’ve come across. This cup was divine; dark chocolate with a fudge-y cakey quality while also having that boozy chocolate liqueur note. The cherry was dark Bordeaux cherry; the kind used in fancy AF craft cocktails in place of maraschinos. I like the sophistication of this blend, and how it’s sweet in a way that’s sultry and heavy and not sugary and over the top.

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So after some initial pondering (Do I even like flavored teas anymore? What’s happening to my taste buds?), I decided that there is room in my life for both flavored and unflavored blacks – which brings me pretty much full circle. I needed a dessert-like tea after dinner last night so I chose Cabaret.

It tasted like chocolate cake with boozy cherry filling. It’s really good, and definitely hits the sweet spot for a sugar addict like me who’s trying to cut down on the thing she loves most for health reasons. August has some very tasty flavors, and this one is no exception. The only thing I don’t find so great is the booziness of the fruit notes. I had a similar issue with Breathless, where the brandy flavored prune flavor was a bit off. I solved that by making it iced, and that seemed to cut down on the strange tangy flavor. This one, however, I don’t see as an iced tea, so I’ll try to cut down on the leaf to see if that helps. August seems to always want you to use lots of leaf per serving – maybe they really want the flavor to be very intense, or maybe they just want you to go through the tea faster so you can order more – not sure. I don’t mind cutting down on the amount just a little to see if I can still get my chocolate fix without such a strong alcohol flavor. Other than that, the chocolate + cherry flavor is a winner for me.

Flavors: Alcohol, Cherry, Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This seems to be a new offering from August Uncommon, and one that I added to my most recent order of holiday gifts. When I first sipped this, I didn’t think I liked it. There was a bitterness to the dark chocolate that wasn’t pleasant. But, as it cooled, it really began to taste like a chocolate cherry cake right out of the oven. August Uncommon has done it again.

Flavors: Cake, Cherry, Dark Chocolate

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