Choco Chaga Detox

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Cocoa, Earth, Mushrooms, Wet Moss, Bitter, Wood, Dark Bittersweet, Chocolate, Creamy
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “I hate mushrooms.  But I like the idea of chaga teas.  I LOVED the Teapots n Treasures blend Chaga, Chestnuts & Chocolate.  I have sent two e-mails to them about it, but they never got back to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I first heard of this tea, I was not sold. Mushrooms are not my favorite to begin with and the though of having something I associate primarily with savory food was not appealing to me. I...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “I brewed this tea after wanting to have a nice late afternoon treat that wasn’t fruity or too dessert like but still sweet. I cannot say that this tea was sweet, but it did satisfy my craving for...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “This is a richly chocolately tea, but it is not sweet. It tastes a bit like unsweetned dark chocolate or plain cocoa. With milk it is a bit smoother but is not creamy. I would say it closely...” Read full tasting note
    77

From DAVIDsTEA

With all the cleansing goodness of chaga mushroom, this detoxifying organic black tea with cocoa, carob and chicory root is like the healthiest hot chocolate ever. It’s so good in fact, you’re probably gonna want to go back for seconds. And who can blame you? It’s rich, chocolaty and 100% guilt-free. Enjoy it straight up or with a splash of milk for the ultimate superfood latte.

How it tastes:

A rich and not overly sweet chocolaty blend, with lightly fruity and earthy notes of cocoa

What makes it great:

● This energizing black tea is made with chaga – a magical mushroom loved for its detoxifying superpowers.

● Want to indulge guilt-free? This tea is like sipping on a mega-healthy hot chocolate.

● Turn it into a superfood latte by adding frothed milk.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Organic: Cocoa beans, black tea, cocoa husk, roasted chicory root, carob, chaga. With natural flavouring.

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10 Tasting Notes

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2968 tasting notes

I hate mushrooms.  But I like the idea of chaga teas.  I LOVED the Teapots n Treasures blend Chaga, Chestnuts & Chocolate.  I have sent two e-mails to them about it, but they never got back to me (they do mention on their site to ask about missing teas, so I tried).  I kind of expected to hate this blend (thanks chicory).  BUT it isn’t bad.  Everything in the blend is covered in cocoa powder, so I’m mostly tasting chocolate with a hint of that bitterness from chicory.  The brew is of course cloudy and dusty.  I wish this was more significantly CHAGA but it really just seems like a watery hot chocolate, so probably I might as well just stick with hot chocolate.  I’m not sure how detox this is, but it doesn’t taste overly healthy.  There is also an interesting raspberry note happening throughout, whether hot or after the cup is cool.  The second cup was certainly worth a LONG steep.  Just as strong as the first cup and the flavors really melded together more.  I didn’t think the blend had much tea itself since I couldn’t see it covered in the cocoa powder, but after steeping it looks mostly like tea leaves.  The long steep didn’t make it bitter at all. Roasty, cocoa, sweet, with just that touch of bitterness that makes it great (I’m a dark chocolate fan.)  I like it!  It does seem like it fits the missing Teapots n Treasures blend well enough.  I wish I could have tried David’s Chaga Chai blend too. Goes well with meatloaf. The second steep really won me over.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled  // many minute steep   
2020 Sipdowns: 5 (52Teas – Frank’s Strawberry Pie Honeybush (one pouch anyway))

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry

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When I first heard of this tea, I was not sold. Mushrooms are not my favorite to begin with and the though of having something I associate primarily with savory food was not appealing to me. I ordered a set from David’s Tea and it was included in the set. It was a small sample meant for 2-3 cups of tea so I thought I was give it a try.
First sip was weird. It had a woody and earthy notes along with a cocoa note. As someone who loves earthy teas, I was still unsure of what to comprehend. I could not smell the mushrooms which is why I tried it again. I tried again with an open mind setting aside any thoughts i had previously. Oddly, the taste grew on me. I kept going back to it. I ordered more it to drink for a little while. It is a tea that I am going to enjoy while it lasts but not something that I would shed a tear over when it is discontinued.

Regarding the detox properties- Did not notice anything detoxifying and was not expecting anything in regards to those properties as well.

Note: The re-steep is quite weak and do not save the steeped leaves for a long time before your next re-steep. The mushroom flavor starts to come through a lot more prominently when you leave the wet leaves out for hours before your next steep.

Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Mushrooms, Wet Moss

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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49 tasting notes

I brewed this tea after wanting to have a nice late afternoon treat that wasn’t fruity or too dessert like but still sweet.
I cannot say that this tea was sweet, but it did satisfy my craving for chocolate. While brewing it smelled like a tootsie roll (according to my roommate), and while it did have a very strong nice chocolate taste, it was not a sweet chocolate, more comparable to a very dark chocolate. It did not have a creaminess, or a strong aftertaste. I could taste a little bit of like a natural bitterness as well.

I am someone who does love a good piece of dark chocolate, and so this is something I enjoyed. It was however not something I would recommend for someone looking for a nice chocolate tea unless you want that slightly bitter dark chocolate taste.

It is not a tea that I could drink too often because it is rather unique combination for me, that I do not crave too often.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Chocolate, Wood

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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This is a richly chocolately tea, but it is not sweet. It tastes a bit like unsweetned dark chocolate or plain cocoa. With milk it is a bit smoother but is not creamy. I would say it closely resembles a dark chocolate truffle that is a bit bittersweet.
I like it, despite hating mushrooms in all forms (no mushroom flavour at all), which is a major win for me.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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5 tasting notes

Chocolatey, but I’m not sure I like that in a tea.

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106 tasting notes

Although this one was quite chocolaty, I found it has a sharp taste (I’m guessing from the mushrooms) that I did not enjoy. It’s a good thing I had a sample of this to try, because I was just about to buy myself 50g of this tea. I find there’s other detox teas by Davids Tea that I would choose to drink over this one. It did taste a little bit better with milk and sugar… maybe a little less steeping time next sample.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Mushrooms

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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561 tasting notes

Got a free sample of this tea to try with a purchase I made in store. There was also a 20% coupon on the back for 1 item! Free tea and a coupon?! Ok! Thanks DT! I decided to try this as a latte and it was quite good-tasted like a hot chocolate basically with a little sweetener. I am not a fan of having Chaga mushrooms though so it was nice to try but I won’t be buying any.

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Not going to lie – I only picked up this tea because the DavidsTea employee was pushing it pretty hard and I had 50g of free tea to cash in. Also it smelled like chocolate and with the new year on the rise, I was pretty intrigued by a guilt-free chocolate anything.

I’m getting over a wicked bout of the flu and after four days of eating and drinking nothing but one egg and multiple bottles of gatorade I am finally able to drink tea again – WOW did this tea surpass my expectations! I expected it to be cocoa flavoured but weak, sort of tasteless and watery, like many flavoured black teas – but instead it feels earthy and deep and rich. The internet suggests it’s the chaga mushroom that provides this depth. Note that I did add a drop of milk to it but I have to say, this literally tastes like an unsweetened hot chocolate. Definitely would recommend!

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Earth, Mushrooms

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Welp; it’s happened – I’ve tried my first chaga/mushroom tea. I guess the good news is that I clearly didn’t die since I’m writing about it now…

For anyone “not in the know”, I have an allergy to mushrooms of basically all kinds. It used to be really bad but over time I’ve been cycling out of it and the severity of my reactions has gotten far, far more manageable. I’ve even been experimenting with eating different kinds of mushrooms in very small amounts at the recommendation of my physician. I’d never tried a chaga tea though because I just didn’t know how bad my reaction might be since it was a type of mushroom I’d not had exposure to at all before it starting trending in wellness/tea communities.

For anyone curious if I had any reaction at all, my mouth did get a little bit itchy for a few hours – but it was easily manageable. I also took some precautions, like making sure I tried it at the end of my work day, and ensuring I was with people just in case I did have a bad reaction. So, I guess this means I can try the other chaga tea in our line up, and after that I will once again be able to say that I’ve had every tea on the tea wall.

(Not in DT history of course, but for sure anything currently carried or that was carried at one point before my employment there.)

As for the taste of this tea? Well, I’ve never had chaga or most mushrooms on their own to really know what to expect in terms of that flavor – and my coworkers have all said that they can’t really taste the mushroom in this blend either, so I guess I’m not surprised that I didn’t really pick out any weird/different notes. It mostly just tasted (strongly) of chocolate? Like, a mix of dark and milk chocolate – with roastier undertones from the chicory. My immediate thought was just that it reminded me a lot of Cocoa Boost from the Wellness Collection in 2017…

So I guess, my final verdict is that if you liked Cocoa Boost then I think you’d probably like this one too? Or the same thing with Hot Chocolate. For me, I didn’t love the flavour enough to revisit this one in the future, especially given the whole itchy mouth thing. But at least I can say that I’ve tried it!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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Sipdown! I admit, I bought two tea samples one day just to get a preview of this one. Turns out, it’s actually really good. Quite cocoa-chocolatey; I’m not sure I tasted much else, but if it’s a “detox” tea it probably has a variety of other “healthy” things in it. Would I drink it again? Maybe, but I’m not sure I like it any more than I do cacao shells, and it’s probably more expensive.

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