Hot Chocolate

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Flakes, Cocoa Nibs, Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Sweet, Smoke, Bitter, Burnt, Tea, Cocoa, Roasted, Creamy, Dirt, Forest Floor, Mocha, Coffee, Metallic, Sugar, Campfire, Roast Nuts, Caramel, Cream, Hay, Thick, Rice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by DAVIDsTEA
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 6 g 23 oz / 672 ml

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  • “It does taste like hot chocolate, but something is missing. Maybe I needed to brew it up with more milk because it was on the thinner side for hot chocolate. Idk, I think I would just rather drink...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I do not generally like pu’erh teas. In fact, I put off tasting this for quite some time because of it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I really enjoy it. I don’t care for the stevia...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Here is yet another tea that I decided to sip down, only to discover that it isn’t even listed in my cupboard. But my pouch is nearly empty and there are no tasting notes from me so how did that...” Read full tasting note
  • “(DavidsTea already recorded) Had a Hot Chocolate “latte” the other day; it was pretty tasty and used up a good portion of the remainder of this tea. Generally, though, I’d prefer to just have...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Feeling hot, hot, hot

We take hot chocolate pretty seriously around here. It’s gotta be rich, decadent and mega-creamy. And after searching high and low for the ultimate hot chocolate tea, we finally found the perfect blend. We took a flavourful base of pu’erh and black tea, then we added real cocoa nibs and fudgy chocolate chips. The result? An uber-chocolately blend worthy of the name Hot Chocolate. Dark, sweet and totally satisfying, it’s the perfect winter treat.

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

78 Tasting Notes

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233 tasting notes

It does taste like hot chocolate, but something is missing. Maybe I needed to brew it up with more milk because it was on the thinner side for hot chocolate. Idk, I think I would just rather drink hot chocolate

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48 tasting notes

I do not generally like pu’erh teas. In fact, I put off tasting this for quite some time because of it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I really enjoy it. I don’t care for the stevia (it always tastes bitter to me), but the chocolate notes are great.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Here is yet another tea that I decided to sip down, only to discover that it isn’t even listed in my cupboard. But my pouch is nearly empty and there are no tasting notes from me so how did that happen? Needless to say, I am adding to cupboard so that tomorrow I can have the pleasure of deleting from cupboard.

It isn’t quite a sipdown yet, but will be soon.

This was a gift from Superanna, I bet about five years ago! Maybe even more. Then I hoarded it, waiting for cold weather and company to coincide. Time to drink it!

This is a blend of puerh and black tea. I don’t taste the black tea much as the puerh and strong, strong chocolate dominate. It was nicely chocolatey and I have grown accustomed to chocolate flavored tea over the years. It isn’t an abomination to me now and I no longer complain about it being thin and unlike REAL hot chocolate. It doesn’t seem to have suffered from aging. There is a deep, dark almost coffee note (mocha?) that is pretty nice at breakfast,

There is a lot of oil floating on top of the cup, but I expect that from some flavored teas, especially ones with real chocolate in them. I had this with breakfast, which was a heavily buttered Bays English Muffin.

Once the muffin was gone, I sipped and realized that this was way way too sweet to be just sweet from melted chocolate pieces. I looked at the package and saw stevia extract. Normally I hate stevia but with food it wasn’t as apparent. Now that the muffin is gone, I get the weirdness of stevia.

This was decent with food, and if you like stevia it is decent on its own. I won’t repurchase, but I enjoyed it well enough. If I want chocolate puerh, I will order Lupicia Chocolate Strawberry!

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I blame steepster for too many teas because of the fun of adding/deleting to the cupboard. :D

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Had a Hot Chocolate “latte” the other day; it was pretty tasty and used up a good portion of the remainder of this tea. Generally, though, I’d prefer to just have brewed cacao shells with milk if I want to have an unsweetened but delicious hot chocolate.

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3 tasting notes

I love this tea. It’s a longer steeped tea for me, which is just fine as I tend to like teas that I can steep for a long time and not have to worry about oversteeping. I don’t like to fuss about with my teas. Although, Oolong teas are worth the fuss! But I digress, onto the hot chocolate review!
I steeped it for the duration of my cup and while it was lovely on it’s own, it really felt like a cup of earthy hot chocolate once I added a pinch of sugar and a dollop of cream to it. Then it was the chocolately treat my heart desired! Creamy, chocolately without being too sweet, with an earthy charm from the Pu’erh. It was simply heavenly and claimed it’s spot on the favourites shelf.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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3708 tasting notes

Additional notes: I bought this in the David’s little sampler tower of cardboard boxes with six teas… I was kind of hoping for more tea in them. I think I only had two steep sessions with this tea, which probably only means a little over three teaspoons, maybe four was in the sample. Oh well. I wanted a chocolate tea today. I’m not a fan of this — it tastes mostly like cloying stevia. It would have been so much better without it!
2021 sipdowns: 19

AJRimmer

Whenever I buy a DavidsTea sampler that’s supposed to have X ounces in it, it always makes way fewer servings than when I buy X ounces of one tea. Their measurements must be off or something.

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Yeah, looking at my past note, for 1 1/5 teaspoons, this sample only had 3 teaspoons total. The choc chips were big, I guess?

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37 tasting notes

The flavor of this tea is one that is truly unique. Of course, the rich pu’erh leaves let off a slightly smoky hint. However, this is quickly cleared by the creamy and delicious combination of chocolate and cocoa. This tea is extremely rich in chocolate flavor, to me the essence is a more of a dark chocolate vibe rather than a classic super sweet milk chocolate which makes sense given the slight bitterness of cocoa nibs. Personally, I’m a major fan of dark chocolate, so this tea, especially steeped as a latte and topped with warm steamed milk, is one of my favorite winter tea treats.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Smoke

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1504 tasting notes

I had some of this in a Christmas pack a few years ago and don’t remember being impressed, but it appeared in another Christmas pack I ordered, so I gave it a try. Without milk, the black tea is a bit astringent, and it’s not very chocolatey. When you add milk, it tastes much better, and you definitely get the chocolate. I wish I’d added it earlier! I wouldn’t seek this out necessarily, but it’s pretty satisfying with milk! Though I also had actual hot chocolate today and of course it’s nothing compared to that.

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34 tasting notes

Nice chocolate taste but heavy on the stevia.

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41 tasting notes

Not bad. Not great. I was hoping for more creamy chocolate flavor.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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