Chocolate Orange Cannoli

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Alcohol, Bread, Chocolate, Citrus, Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “My next old holiday tea packet to work on! I love chocolate and orange as a flavor combination (I am known to just shove a gummy orange slice and a block of dark chocolate into my mouth at the same...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Latte Sipdown (238)…sorta. The rest is off to Sil who appreciates this tea much more than I do. This tea is a decent tea. It had chocolate and orange flavors and is nice enough but its not the...” Read full tasting note
    71
  • “OK, so those of you who pay attention to my posts in the forum and/or my posts on facebook – you’re probably aware that I crafted the teas for Amoda Tea’s subscription box for December. This is one...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a really lovely chocolate orange blend; the orange is aromatic and sweet and the chocolate notes so dark and rich. The both play beautifully with the tastes of malt, honey, grains, sweet...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

This Tea was Crafted for the December Box for Amoda Tea!

This is the third tea (of six teas) that I crafted for the December box for Amoda Tea. (The first was our Pancake Breakfast, our ever-popular blend that is part of our D’s Teas/Permanent Collection, and the second was our Eggnog Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha.) This particular tea was inspired by the curator of Amoda Tea (aka LuAnn from The Cup of Life blog) She offered several ideas for a holiday inspired blend – including the combined flavors of orange & chocolate as well as the idea of a cannoli for Christmas. We combined these two ideas – a cannoli & the flavors of chocolate & orange) into one tea.

To craft this blend, I started with a blend of Yunnan teas (a Golden Monkey as well as Yunnan Imperial – both organic) and added cacao nibs & shells, air-dried orange pieces & some allspice. The result is a splendiforously delightful tea (Yes, of course splendiforously is a word . . . you’re on the internet where everything is correct.) that has a fantastic balance of chocolate & orange flavors, a nice pastry-like note, a creamy note & just a hint – a subtle tone of spice from the allspice. It’s a tea that is sure to please.

This blend is organic, VEGAN, gluten free & allergen free!

organic ingredients: black teas, cacao nibs, cacao shells, oranges, allspice & natural flavors

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1069 tasting notes

My next old holiday tea packet to work on! I love chocolate and orange as a flavor combination (I am known to just shove a gummy orange slice and a block of dark chocolate into my mouth at the same time and om nom nom) but I still haven’t found a chocolate orange tea that has really wowed me. Probably because the flavor of chocolate in teas tends to be more waxy/alcoholic to me, but I do tend to like the chocolate flavoring used by 52Teas, so maybe…?

Yes, the chocolate is very nice here. I still get a bit of that “chocolate liquer” note I commonly taste in chocolate teas, but it also has a fudgy/sweet quality to it, as well. The base has a nice warm baked bread quality to it which I think is aiding the chocolate a lot. I do taste the orange, but it isn’t quite as dominant as I’d prefer, taking a second seat to the chocolate. It has a nice pithy quality to it, though.

An enjoyable cup, but I think the search for my ideal chocolate orange tea is still on. (I do like this one much more than B&B’s Terry’s Tea, though).

I think I’ll try this as a latte next, as I think this flavor will really suit being thick and creamy.

Flavors: Alcohol, Bread, Chocolate, Citrus, Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
gmathis

Ooh…gumdrop orange slices! My mom used to make cookies with those baked in around this time of year! I’ll have to rummage through the family recipe box.

Mastress Alita

Gummy orange slices is pretty much my favorite candy. I once received a 5-lb bag of them for my birthday from a coworker, a happy gift indeed!

Evol Ving Ness

My local Greek bakery does a variety of individually wrapped candied fruit. I am thinking that and bittersweet chocolate just might be the ticket.

Lexie Aleah

The chocolate-covered orange jelly sticks are really good too. I haven’t had them in years but my family used to find them at chocolate shops while traveling. https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/premium-chocolates/baked-treats/orange-sticks.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsOCKh9Da9AIVshoGAB0jDgMnEAQYASABEgJw-_D_BwE

Mastress Alita

I once found those chocolate covered orange jelly sticks in a Trader Joe’s on vacation (I have no TJ’s local to me). And I loved them and ate the bag ridiculously fast. Next year went to the same TJ on vacation, and they weren’t there. Have never had them again since. :-(

Evol Ving Ness

I love those! I find them in my local Italian grocery shops near the torrone.

gmathis

The orange jelly sticks are my mom-in-law’s favorite; she gobbles up the boxes like a little kid. (So do I, so I endeavor not to keep spares at our house!)

Lexie Aleah

I’ll have to look for them next time I go to Trader Joe’s. Luckily we have a TJ’s but it’s across town so I don’t go as often as I’d like to. If I find them maybe I’ll have to send you a bag. :)

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Latte Sipdown (238)…sorta. The rest is off to Sil who appreciates this tea much more than I do.

This tea is a decent tea. It had chocolate and orange flavors and is nice enough but its not the chocolate orange tea for me. It just falls a bit flat. Perhaps that is because I had high expectations going in and it never quite lived up to the hype for me.

This time I made it as a latte and I think it is better but still not what I hoped for. The orange comes through nicely but I feel like I want more from the chocolate. It’s present but not overly so – its more cocoa like than milk chocolate and I think I expect these types of teas to be closer to the flavor of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

Cameron B.

I’ve never found a chocolate orange tea that I liked other than Butiki’s Three Friends… :(

VariaTEA

Sil really likes this one. We also both like the NecessiTeas Chocolate Orange Truffle

Sil

necessiteas choc orange truffle> choc orange cannoli. butiki’s TWO friends is my favourite probably because of the premium tea…3 friends i like probably less than necessiteas version…though memory might be failing me. but 2 friends>3 friends for me haha

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205 tasting notes

OK, so those of you who pay attention to my posts in the forum and/or my posts on facebook – you’re probably aware that I crafted the teas for Amoda Tea’s subscription box for December. This is one of those teas – and I’m finally adding it to our website (for a limited time – only while supplies last).

This is really yummy. It starts with a yunnan base (Golden Monkey & Yunnan Imperial – both are organic!) and to that I added oranges, cacao nibs & shells and some allspice for just a hint of warmth. I really love this blend. Super yummy!

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12944 tasting notes

This is a really lovely chocolate orange blend; the orange is aromatic and sweet and the chocolate notes so dark and rich. The both play beautifully with the tastes of malt, honey, grains, sweet potato, cacao, and soft fruitiness of the black tea base as well. However, I’m not necessarily getting anything that makes me think of cannolis specifically. That could be either the fried dough/shell or more of the sweet cheese/cream filling – I’d take either.

I see I rated this very highly in the past, so I’d be curious to go back and read those tasting notes. Maybe this is something that’s unique to the cup I steeped in particular, or just this reblend? Perhaps my tastes have changed slightly. Regardless I still liked the mug a lot and thought the flavours were exceptional. Just missing a slight ‘something something’ in terms of nailing the name perfectly.

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1524 tasting notes

I love a chocolate orange tea! This one definitely didn’t disappoint. Nic creamy vanilla/orange, with mild chocolate notes to balance out the citrus. Very well-balanced, and super tasty.

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13512 tasting notes

am. in. love. Seriously. In some ways i’m stupidly glad that it’s am amoda blend so that i can get more. Though i HATE amoda’s shopping charges – they’re ridiculous!
The rest will be off to variaTEA or I’ll drink what i have again until my order arrives lol

gmathis

Chocolate and orange are just perfect together, aren’t they?

Sil

When it’s done right…absolutely! I haven’t had a good chocolate orange tea since butiki :(

52Teas

For the record, I only blended one batch for Amoda – there are no plans to reblend.

Sil

@anne….I might have purchased 150g lol

52Teas

Well, actually, it was more than one batch because they needed a large quantity of tea, so what I should have said is that no arrangements have been made to reblend this or any of the other teas in the future.

52Teas

@Sil – :) That should keep you in the tea for a while!

Sil

@anne – maaaaaaayyyybe lol it’s really good.

52Teas

I’m happy you’re enjoying it!

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5897 tasting notes

I remember this being better the first few times I had it, but it was still a decent chocolate orange tea for this cup. Possible that I didn’t brew it perfectly!

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