Raspberry Cocoa Truffle

Tea type
Black Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cocoa Nibs, Orange Peel, Organic Cornflower, Pu Erh Tea, Raspberries, Raspberry Leaves
Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Earth, Jam, Raspberry, Chocolate, Orange, Citrus
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by tanyasew
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 9 oz / 256 ml

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  • “Wow, am I in the minority here. The dry leaf smells decadent. I feel like this had no flavor, though, probably because the base teas are very light. This tasted mostly like raspberry essence,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Yet another tea from Shae…and this may be my favorite of the bunch so far! Chocolate-flavored tea blends can be pretty hit and miss for me, but this one is absolutely delicious. Both the chocolate...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This blend was gifted to me by Plum Deluxe who sent a large “sample” for me to try. So incredibly generous! I’m very glad to have the opportunity to try some of their blends and am starting first...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This seems the perfect blend for Valentine’s Day (had it then).  Thanks so much, Plum Deluxe!  Black tea and ripe pu-erh with raspberries and cocoa nibs and orange peel.  I was worried the orange...” Read full tasting note
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Slow down and sip a cup of decadence – you deserve it. You’ve earned it. Enjoy rich notes of chocolate and earthy pu’erh tea, paired with the fresh fruity tartness of raspberry. We round out the flavor with a touch of orange and the tannins of Ceylon tea.

A cup of this tea makes a wonderful Valentine’s treat or just the perfect pick-me-up during dark winter days and nights.

INGREDIENTS:
Pu’erh Tea, Black Tea, Raspberries, Orange Peel, Cocoa Nibs, Raspberry Leaves, Cornflowers, Raspberry Essence, Love, Gratitude.

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Steep 1 tsp in boiling water 4-5 minutes.

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742 tasting notes

Wow, am I in the minority here. The dry leaf smells decadent. I feel like this had no flavor, though, probably because the base teas are very light. This tasted mostly like raspberry essence, and light malt and tannins. Not much cocoa. For something called Cocoa Truffle, I would’ve expected more chocolate and body, both from the black tea and the puerh. Then again, they used a Ceylon black and those typically underwhelm me in blends.

A weird thing about this tea, and this happens sometimes with flavored teas like this one, is that the raspberry essence aggravated my lungs, like I could feel them tightening up. It’s not an allergic reaction. The best way to describe it is the feeling of inhaling a chemical irritant, like cleaning agents.

I want to love this one because the raspberry and cocoa aromas smelled so damn good but the liquor itself just didn’t have any oomph. And, yeah, the lung thing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
tea-sipper

aw, I love this one. Maybe a 5 min steep at boiling takes all the flavor out of it?

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Yet another tea from Shae…and this may be my favorite of the bunch so far! Chocolate-flavored tea blends can be pretty hit and miss for me, but this one is absolutely delicious. Both the chocolate and raspberry flavors are coming through clearly and the base tea has a nice earthy richness that compliments the dark chocolate perfectly without any of the funkiness you sometimes get with puerh blends. It’s even better with a splash of milk!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Earth, Jam, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Shae

I thought this one was so good. It’s definitely on my list for a Plum Deluxe order. I’m glad you liked it too!

Inkling

Thanks so much for sharing!

Shae

You’re so welcome! :)

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This blend was gifted to me by Plum Deluxe who sent a large “sample” for me to try. So incredibly generous! I’m very glad to have the opportunity to try some of their blends and am starting first with this limited edition dessert tea.

I need to say, first thing, that this tea steeps up so beautifully. For those who take milk in their tea, this one is perfect for such an addition. I do, and I did, and it’s just lovely. The most prominent flavor, as I think it should be, is the raspberry with a solid base of chocolaty tea underneath. Maybe it’s the mix of pu’erh and black teas or the cocoa nibs or all of these together – whatever it is, it works. This is so well-rounded. I can smell the orange in the dry blend and though the flavor doesn’t necessarily come through in the cup I think the orange is somehow meant to boost the raspberry. It just complements the berry and cocoa in such a way that without the orange I don’t think the other flavors would have popped quite so much. This is to me such a well-thought-out and well-executed tea blend. The package says that Love is an ingredient and I believe it.

Thanks so much to Plum Deluxe for sending this and a few other teas to try. I’m looking forward to tasting the others soon.

Flavors: Chocolate, Orange, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

I have never tried raspberry and orange together—this sounds excellent!

Mastress Alita

I would imagine the orange peel brings out the natural tartness of the raspberry, would be my guess.

tea-sipper

It does, Mastress Alita!

Shae

gmathis – It was really very good!

Mastress Alita and tea-sipper – I hadn’t thought of this but that certainly makes sense.

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This seems the perfect blend for Valentine’s Day (had it then).  Thanks so much, Plum Deluxe!  Black tea and ripe pu-erh with raspberries and cocoa nibs and orange peel.  I was worried the orange peel would ruin this, but if anything, it might just add some brightness to the raspberry.  The raspberry is tart yet jammy sharing a perfect balance with the cocoa.  The second steep is just as dark and delicious, still a ton of bright raspberry and cocoa. As it cools, the citrus tastes like a hint of bergamot. The base is strong enough for me to love it, but gives enough room to allow those lovely flavors to shine.  If I had to guess I don’t think I could even tell that this had pu-erh in the blend?  So I don’t think the pu-erh has any of those negative pu-erh flavors.  I bet it would be nice if I added a bit of cocoa shells or even a tiny bit of hot chocolate.  I had Lupicia’s Framboise Chocolat once or twice and the flavor here is VERY similar to that one.  This is great because I love that blend.  Not to say that they are sourced from the same place because Plum Deluxe blends their own teas.  I REALLY like this one even more than I thought I would.   This is only available through March 1 so grab it now if you want some!  
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled // 4 min

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrus, Raspberry

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