Thanks go to JustJames for sending this to me in our epic swap.

I love oolong, so this immediately intrigued me because I’ve never had a chocolate oolong before. Honestly, I think this one has a lot of potential, but my first attempt using 1t per 6oz left it a little weak tasting. For my next attempt I’ll double the leaf and see if that helps. If all else fails, I can see this making a decent latte.

The scent is a heavy on the coconut, but the coconut only adds a hint of sweetness to the final brew. The chocolate flavoring is more of a background note. I do like that it tastes more realistic than a lot of the artificially flavored chocolate teas that I’ve had. I got the impression of dark chocolate, but it left me wanting more. Several of the ingredients I couldn’t taste while this was hot. The licorice really starts to stand out at the end of each sip once this has cooled.

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i really liked the chestnuts in this one, and yes, it makes an awesome latte. ;-)

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i really liked the chestnuts in this one, and yes, it makes an awesome latte. ;-)

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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