Hot Chocolate

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Flakes, Cocoa Nibs, Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Sweet, Smoke, Bitter, Burnt, Tea, Cocoa, Roasted, Creamy, Dirt, Forest Floor, Mocha, Coffee, Metallic, Sugar, Campfire, Roast nuts, Caramel, Cream, Hay, Thick, Rice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by DAVIDsTEA
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 6 g 23 oz / 672 ml

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  • “I love this tea. It’s a longer steeped tea for me, which is just fine as I tend to like teas that I can steep for a long time and not have to worry about oversteeping. I don’t like to fuss about...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “Another tea from the little sampler stack I bought from Davids sale.  I was looking forward to this one, but the stevia is unbearable, especially after eating a deluxe Pretzel, butterscotch,...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “The flavor of this tea is one that is truly unique. Of course, the rich pu’erh leaves let off a slightly smoky hint. However, this is quickly cleared by the creamy and delicious combination of...” Read full tasting note
    81
  • “I had some of this in a Christmas pack a few years ago and don’t remember being impressed, but it appeared in another Christmas pack I ordered, so I gave it a try. Without milk, the black tea is a...” Read full tasting note
    74

From DAVIDsTEA

Feeling hot, hot, hot

We take hot chocolate pretty seriously around here. It’s gotta be rich, decadent and mega-creamy. And after searching high and low for the ultimate hot chocolate tea, we finally found the perfect blend. We took a flavourful base of pu’erh and black tea, then we added real cocoa nibs and fudgy chocolate chips. The result? An uber-chocolately blend worthy of the name Hot Chocolate. Dark, sweet and totally satisfying, it’s the perfect winter treat.

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

72 Tasting Notes

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3 tasting notes

I love this tea. It’s a longer steeped tea for me, which is just fine as I tend to like teas that I can steep for a long time and not have to worry about oversteeping. I don’t like to fuss about with my teas. Although, Oolong teas are worth the fuss! But I digress, onto the hot chocolate review!
I steeped it for the duration of my cup and while it was lovely on it’s own, it really felt like a cup of earthy hot chocolate once I added a pinch of sugar and a dollop of cream to it. Then it was the chocolately treat my heart desired! Creamy, chocolately without being too sweet, with an earthy charm from the Pu’erh. It was simply heavenly and claimed it’s spot on the favourites shelf.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Another tea from the little sampler stack I bought from Davids sale.  I was looking forward to this one, but the stevia is unbearable, especially after eating a deluxe Pretzel, butterscotch, toffee, chocolate chip cookie I made.  That was already loaded with sugar.  (I was trying to use some of the slightly expired ingredients around here… while following a recipe.)  I wish I could send some cookies to all of you!  But really this tea is mostly just stevia with a hint of chocolate, so I’m a bit annoyed with this blend.  I was craving a nice thick, dark, chocolate tea.  No stevia. The second steep, the stevia is mostly faded so it’s more of a hot chocolate, especially when I get to the bottom of the mug with melted chocolate… though it looked like when I cleaned the infuser that a chocolate chip barely melted!   I never really noticed that this was a pu-erh blend. I’m realizing I have quite a few Davids blends to drink down quick because they have stevia and stevia only gets worse with time.  At least this one didn’t have that alcohol chocolate flavor. I’m wavering on the rating because the first steep is gross, but the second steep is better.
Steep #1  // 1 1/5 teaspoons for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling  // 3 minute steep
Steep #2  // 3 minutes after boiling //  5 min
Beauteous helpful song for the day: Jonathan Wilson – ’69 Corvette  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyg7pvkhOw

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37 tasting notes

The flavor of this tea is one that is truly unique. Of course, the rich pu’erh leaves let off a slightly smoky hint. However, this is quickly cleared by the creamy and delicious combination of chocolate and cocoa. This tea is extremely rich in chocolate flavor, to me the essence is a more of a dark chocolate vibe rather than a classic super sweet milk chocolate which makes sense given the slight bitterness of cocoa nibs. Personally, I’m a major fan of dark chocolate, so this tea, especially steeped as a latte and topped with warm steamed milk, is one of my favorite winter tea treats.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Smoke

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766 tasting notes

I had some of this in a Christmas pack a few years ago and don’t remember being impressed, but it appeared in another Christmas pack I ordered, so I gave it a try. Without milk, the black tea is a bit astringent, and it’s not very chocolatey. When you add milk, it tastes much better, and you definitely get the chocolate. I wish I’d added it earlier! I wouldn’t seek this out necessarily, but it’s pretty satisfying with milk! Though I also had actual hot chocolate today and of course it’s nothing compared to that.

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65
34 tasting notes

Nice chocolate taste but heavy on the stevia.

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75
41 tasting notes

Not bad. Not great. I was hoping for more creamy chocolate flavor.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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15 tasting notes

Blech! Way too sweet for me. I like the subtle chocolate flavor in David’s Tea’s Chocolate Rocket, but this was too much. I’d rather just drink real hot chocolate.

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85 tasting notes

I was really looking forward to this tea and was hoping it would be a great substitute for my hot chocolate fix since I cannot find one that does not have some form of gluten in it. I had not paid attention to my daughters tube Daily Resolution teas (until more recently as I have noted in previous reviews lol) and had bought 50g of this tea. Much to my delight tonight, in her set of teas was hot chocolate.

The dried leaf is amazingly chocolaty, it made my mouth water with anticipation. It brewed a warming deep brown chocolate liquid very reminiscent of hot chocolate with an earthy chocolate aroma. The flavour was a bitter chocolate, not a sweet chocolate like I was looking for but still delicious… until I got to the last few sips where it was more of a burnt taste (I also noticed a lot of particulate at the bottom of my cup).

My family enjoyed it as well (except for the three year old who said yum but her face said differently lol). I doubt they will drink it again. I will drink the stuff I have bought. Will I buy it again, not sure at this point.

Resolution for today – Treat yo’self!

Flavors: Bitter, Burnt, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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37 tasting notes

The description sounds divine, the scent was amazing. This was actually the tea that I wanted to try so badly that I bought the Advent Calendar. It was a huge letdown for me – it was weak and not at all chocolate-y and doesn’t hold a light next to my much loved TWG Chocolate Earl Grey.

To be fair though, it wasn’t “offensive” like DT’s English Toffee. It was just…pu’erh that smelled like hot chocolate. So glad I didn’t order 50g!

Flavors: Tea

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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106 tasting notes

Pretty solid for David’s. A bit chocolatey, mild flavor, nice scent.

Flavors: Chocolate

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