Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Cacao Nibs, Pu Erh Tea, Vanilla Bean
Flavors
Black Pepper, Brown Sugar, Butter, Camphor, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cream, Earth, Malt, Marshmallow, Mineral, Molasses, Mushrooms, Paper, Smoke, Toast, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wheat, Wood, Chocolate, Fishy, Almond, Cacao, Creamy, Dark Wood, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by Laura B
Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 oz / 191 ml

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  • “Steepster has unfortunately now eaten my review of this tea twice, so let’s see if the third time is the charm. I generally don’t go for pu-erh or blended teas, so one would expect this tea to not...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “Oooo, yum, yes for chocolatey puerh. Steeped this multiple times throughout the day and it was very delicious. Occasionally, the fishy notes of the shou peeked through. The vanilla for me...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “mmmmmm sorry to see this one go. thanks evol ving ness this was a tasty time this afternoon. Steeped it a couple of times and enjoyed the brew thoroughly each time. Chocolate, vanilla and...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “Holy wow, this tea is scrumptious! The chocolate and vanilla come through really nicely, but so strong as to mask the lovely earthy notes of the puer. I brewed gongfu and got a good 6-7 steeps out...” Read full tasting note
    100

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

This pu-erh blend has a flavor profile that perfectly matches a cup of dark hot cocoa! Opening with cream and dark chocolate, Foxtrot dances across the tongue with a silky texture accented with powdery cocoa notes and an almost chewy marshmallow finish. Blended with 2012 Huron Gold Needle loose shou pu-erh, organic & fair-trade Ethiopian cocoa nibs, and hand cut madagascar vanilla, Foxtrot will have your tongue and soul dancing to the warm rhythm of bliss! Strong and warming cha qi!

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Ingredients: 2012 Huron Gold Needle Shou Pu-erh Tea, Ethiopian Cocoa Nibs & Hand-Cut Madagascar vanilla beans

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

6 Tasting Notes

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888 tasting notes

Steepster has unfortunately now eaten my review of this tea twice, so let’s see if the third time is the charm. I generally don’t go for pu-erh or blended teas, so one would expect this tea to not do much for me, but one would be wrong. This was an absolutely fantastic pu-erh blend.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a 10 second rinse, I steeped 6 grams of the loose pu-erh, cacao nib, and vanilla bean piece blend in 4 ounces of 212 F water for 5 seconds. This infusion was chased by 20 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 7 seconds, 9 seconds, 12 seconds, 16 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, and 30 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, the dry tea blend emitted aromas of earth, mushroom, cocoa, vanilla, and marshmallow. After the rinse, I detected new aromas of malt, wood, and wheat toast. The first infusion introduced the aroma of old paper and a subtle scent of smoke. In the mouth, the tea liquor presented notes of earth, cream, butter, malt, mushroom, marshmallow, wood, wheat toast, cocoa, and vanilla that were complimented by subtle notes of cinnamon, black pepper, camphor, smoke, and old paper. The subsequent infusions introduced aromas of cream, butter, molasses, and caramel. Notes of minerals and dried tobacco appeared in the mouth alongside subtle hints of molasses and a brown sugar note that quickly transformed into more of a caramel presence. As the tea faded, the liquor emphasized mineral, cream, wood, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel notes that were complimented by hints of marshmallow, camphor, wheat toast, butter, and mushroom.

At this point, all I can do is re-emphasize that I thought this was a fantastic blend. Nothing was out of place. Everything worked together. It was just beautiful. Brendan consistently does an incredible job with his tea blends, and this one was another winner. Anyone looking to craft a quality pu-erh blend should check out this tea and some of Whispering Pines’ similar offerings.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Brown Sugar, Butter, Camphor, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cream, Earth, Malt, Marshmallow, Mineral, Molasses, Mushrooms, Paper, Smoke, Toast, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wheat, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
ashmanra

Nice! I had a black/puerh breakfast blend once that was really good, i will keep this one in mind when I take myself off of tea buying restriction.

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1088 tasting notes

Oooo, yum, yes for chocolatey puerh. Steeped this multiple times throughout the day and it was very delicious. Occasionally, the fishy notes of the shou peeked through. The vanilla for me though was absent.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Fishy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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10653 tasting notes

mmmmmm sorry to see this one go. thanks evol ving ness this was a tasty time this afternoon. Steeped it a couple of times and enjoyed the brew thoroughly each time. Chocolate, vanilla and puerh! so nommy.

Final Count: 95

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4 tasting notes

Holy wow, this tea is scrumptious! The chocolate and vanilla come through really nicely, but so strong as to mask the lovely earthy notes of the puer. I brewed gongfu and got a good 6-7 steeps out of it before it gave up on me.

This was my first tea from Whispering Pines, and I am very impressed. I have several more from them to try soon!

mrmopar

Brendan blends some fine stuff.

mtchyg

One of my most favorite tea companies out there. Brenden is great and puts much love into his company. It shows.

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1184 tasting notes

I am learning that I love black tea much more than pu’erh but I really enjoyed this one. The cocoa nibs add a deep chocolate flavour to the earthy base. It is very pleasant and resteeps multiple times. The resteeps hold up in flavour really well

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506 tasting notes

Art of Darkness is an all time favorite of mine. I don’t know why, but I fell in love with it as soon as I tasted it. Then, I heard about this tea, and I had to give it a shot. I am not one for flavored teas or blends, but Whispering Pines hits these right on the nose, and they are delicious! This leaf is a long slender leafed shou with a distinct scent of Jordan almonds. Also, the small black and dusty gold tendrils smell intensely of a sweet, creamy, nuttiness, with some fluffy tones on top. I warmed my teapot and scooped some inside. The scent opens up into a whipped crème atop dry cacao with some earth woodiness mixed in. A quick wash, and its off to paradise. The brew is thick in the mouth with a flourishing marshmallow flavor. The drink is like milk chocolate hot cocoa with vanilla syrup drizzled atop. The brew continues with each steep developing into a dense chocolate with a lightly fading marshmallow. The brew lasts for an extensive amount of steeps, and it is fantastic! This leaf is a lot like Art of Darkness except more direct, smooth, and long lasting. The brew is not overly complex, and that’s fine. I am not drinking a cocoa nib imbued tea for the complexities. The taste is great; however, I do wish it was a tad bit cheaper…

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Flavors: Almond, Cacao, Chocolate, Creamy, Dark Wood, Marshmallow, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Daylon R Thomas

I’m so glad someone finally reviewed this thing on steepster. I’ve been hesitant to try it because of the price myself.

Haveteawilltravel

Highly recommend it! Brenden knew how much I liked Art of Darkness, so he slipped a sample of this with my order. It persuaded me to buy a lot more.

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