Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
Is your man too cheap to buy you roses and chocolates? Don’t be mad, enjoy all your favorites in this delicious black tea with dark chocolate, sweet creamy cherries, rose petals and Schizandra berries. This Tea comes in a stylish tin and includes T-sacs, so you can enjoy your Tea on the Go.
My first impression of this tea was similar to that of TeaEqualsBliss – chocolate covered cherries. As I continue to sip it, though, I am finding myself more drawn to this tea than I would be to a box of chocolate covered cherries.
Not that I dislike chocolate covered cherries … it’s just that I find them a bit too cloying. But that is where this tea and the confection begin to part ways. While this tea is sweet, it isn’t overwhelmingly so. I think the Schizandra berries provide just enough tartness to the cup to cut through some of the sweeter notes.
The chocolate is a dark chocolate flavor. It is rich and smooth. The cherry flavor is sweet, and I can also taste a hint of that distinctive floral note from the rose. Together these components make for a deliciously rich, chocolate-y treat.
The black tea base is a fairly mellow, smooth-tasting tea. While it does not lend a strong, stand-out flavor to the cup; it does provide a delicious flavor that enhances the complexity of the chocolate tones very nicely.
This tea is plenty sweet on its own – it needs no additions. Of course, if you like a sweeter tea, a little sugar won’t hurt it. And if you like a creamier tea, milk would be very nice in this tea as well. A delicious indulgence any time of the day!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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