Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Tea type
Yerba maté Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Strawberry
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “Erghhhhhh….stevia. Why does DavidsTea keep ruining perfectly good blends with stevia? It seems so unnecessary. The blend of chocolate and tart strawberry was actually quite balanced, and I liked...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea smells amazing out of the tin, and it looks pretty too (was a watery peach colour in the steeper but a deep raspberry colour in my cup). However, I wasn’t impressed by the flavour at...” Read full tasting note
    91
  • “Delicious afternoon tea. The hibiscus notes are strong, so are the strawberry notes. There is also an unctuous feel of milk / perhaps chocolate? But I could honestly say that I did not taste a...” Read full tasting note
    66
  • “Ughh – I had a longer tasting note written but Steepster went and ate it. Anyway, here are the key points that I had written… - One of the two brand new Valentine’s teas that launched online...” Read full tasting note

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You’re in for a treat. Like milk chocolate drizzled over fresh summer berries, savoury meets sweet in this vibrant roasted yerba mate blend with white chocolate, cocoa beans and strawberry. Rich and chocolaty with a bright juiciness that’ll make your mouth water, this decadent dessert tea is a delicious & guilt-free way to indulge in a classic.

Apple (apple, citric acid), Hibiscus blossoms, White chocolate pieces (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, sunflower lecithin), Cocoa beans, Cocoa peel, Natural (strawberry cream, chocolate) flavouring, Carrot, Beetroot, Raisins, Roasted chicory root, Yerba mate, Strawberries, Stevia extract.

How it tastes
Sweet decadent chocolate with a bright strawberry flavour that cuts through the richness

What makes it great
Made with a focus-boosting base of South American roasted yerba mate for sweet & toasty undertones.
This maté blend makes the perfect guilt-free dessert alternative.

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5 Tasting Notes

392 tasting notes

Erghhhhhh….stevia. Why does DavidsTea keep ruining perfectly good blends with stevia? It seems so unnecessary. The blend of chocolate and tart strawberry was actually quite balanced, and I liked that it was a maté. However, I just couldn’t finish the cup because of the stevia.

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This tea smells amazing out of the tin, and it looks pretty too (was a watery peach colour in the steeper but a deep raspberry colour in my cup). However, I wasn’t impressed by the flavour at first. After finishing the first cup, I ended up adding a splash of milk and some rock sugar to my steeper, and then I let my second cup cool off. The flavour greatly improved after that, hence my high rating. All signs point to Chocolate Covered Strawberry tasting better cold/iced.

I’m surprised that others find this tea too sweet, because I want it to be sweeter. After reading another review, I actually do want to compare this to Love Tea #7, but unfortunately I can’t recall that flavour right now – and I thought I still had some on my shelf, but was sadly mistaken. I am certain that I don’t love this tea as much as White Chocolate Rose, which is something I wished that DAVIDsTEA had brought back this year for Valentine’s Day, but…maybe next year? Fingers crossed.

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Delicious afternoon tea. The hibiscus notes are strong, so are the strawberry notes. There is also an unctuous feel of milk / perhaps chocolate? But I could honestly say that I did not taste a full-on chocolate taste in my cup. One sour note (so to speak) the sweetness brought on by the stevia is a little too strong. I wish there was less stevia in this tea. Otherwise, a delightful delicious afternoon tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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9092 tasting notes

Ughh – I had a longer tasting note written but Steepster went and ate it. Anyway, here are the key points that I had written…

- One of the two brand new Valentine’s teas that launched online today!
- Will be launching in stores on January 27th…
- I love that it feels “Valentine’s Day” without boxing itself in to the holiday if it does well
- Also, it’s a roasted yerba mate base which is cool! I’m all for more diversity in that catagory
- Surprisingly it’s caffeine free
- However, just because there’s no caffeine does NOT mean it’s not still stimulating

Now that those points are out of the way, let’s dig into the flavour…

I really love this one personally because it’s rich and vibrant, with a juicy and acidic tart strawberry note (supported by hibiscus) that really smoothly transitions, thanks to the use of white chocolate as a tethering ingredient, to a more decadent and rich milk chocolate note. It’s one of the few times where DT had a blend with a food based name that I think the flavour pretty perfectly aligns with. You also get a slight roasted and nutty note too, from the mate – but it’s not weighty. I find the blend pretty sweet overall, and I do think part of that is a little bit from the stevia – so I wouldn’t say this is a blend where the stevia is undetectable. I really wish there was a way to capture the hard ‘crack’ of tempered chocolate that you get when you bite into a chocolate covered strawberry; that would be the most satisfying thing to me…

Things I don’t like in the blend? It makes me deeply sad that you can’t make this tea into a latte because of the hibiscus in the blend. I get that the hibiscus serves a purpose in the blend for the intensity of the strawberry and a bit of overall body as well, but a tea like this I deeply want to be able to amplify the creamy notes by making it into a latte so the inability to do that bums me out.

I think people are most likely going to compare this blend to either Love Tea #7 or Chocolate Rocket. For me, I think I like it about as much as Love Tea #7 but for very different reasons; this is MUCH sweeter and richer than Love Tea #7 and sometimes I want that flavour. Love Tea #7 is better for when you want something more mellow and delicate. I do enjoy this blend more than Chocolate Rocket though, which is saying something because I’ve gone through a lot of Chocolate Rocket in my tea drinking “career”. The only advantage I’d give to Chocolate Rocket is the fact you can latte it, which is certainly an edge…

Overall, this is a cool blend though! I was excited today to finally be able to talk about it, since I’ve been drinking it now for a few months as something to satisfy sweet craving…

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 and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

seawall

Thx for your review, I have a few David’s Teas nearby in Vancouver. Newbie question – why does the hibiscus prevent you from making a latte? Does hibiscus curdle milk? Some other reason?

Roswell Strange

Yes, the acidity in hibiscus will curdle the milk. If you have a VERY small amount of it in a blend, like in Raspberry Cream Pie from DT, you can usually make it without curdling, but there’s always a risk. There are other things that can curdle milk in tea blends as well, such as acidified apple and some types of citrus based ingredients used in tea blends.

seawall

ooo good to know!! Thank you for your reply, this is important information to know: I did not know about apples and citrus!

seawall

I just wanted to mention that I was walking past a DAVIDsTEA today in downtown Vancouver, stopped in, and purchased a lil pouch of Chocolate Covered Strawberry (about 100g). I look forward to making a cup or two this weekend, and will report back.

Questions to the expert: What temperature should I warm my water for this tea (full boil, or less? my kettle has a temperature preset), and how many teaspoons of loose tea should I throw into my teapot, per cup, for best enjoyment? Thank you !!

Roswell Strange

This tea can definitely be made with a full boil – and I’d suggest a five(ish) minute steep to start. Of course adjust to taste, but I would recommend starting with approximately 1 1/2 tsp of tea to every
eight ounces of water.

seawall

super !! Thank you so much RS.

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