Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tea Spot
Our newest signature tea is the closest thing you’ll find to heaven on earth. This certified organic full leaf tea indulges your senses with the purest of chocolate aromas on a delicious malty tea base, with hints of caramel and honey. Handpicked black leaves with golden tips, grown organically at high altitude, deliver a smooth, full and well-rounded flavor that brings on dreams of hot cocoa. The color of the infusion is a beautiful dark amber. We microblend this tea with a superb organic single estate Hong Maojian and chocolate essence. Experience the long smooth finish of Chocolate “O”.
Learn more about this tea here.
CHOCOLATE! As I’ve confessed before, I am a chocoholic. And since chocolate tea manages not only to appease the chocoholic in me, but the tea addict as well, chocolate tea is usually on my list whenever I shop for tea.
So, I was only too happy to receive this chocolate blend from The Tea Spot … and while it is not surprising that I like it, what is surprising is just how unique it is from other chocolate teas that I’ve tried in the past.
What makes this one so different is the tea base. The tea used for this blend is a black Hong Maojian, and this single estate tea offers a richness to the cup that no ordinary Ceylon can duplicate. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried and enjoyed many wonderful Ceylon teas, and it is true that not all Ceylon teas are alike; however, when it comes to the Ceylon that comprises the typical flavored tea base, there’s just no comparison. This Hong Maojian with it’s golden tips is superior.
And the tea base really makes all the difference in the world. This cup is rich and chocolate-y and smooth, with a lovely caramel-y undertone that complements the bittersweet chocolate notes. There are hints of malt and a lovely consistency to this cup, it feels rich and luxurious on the palate.
If you like chocolate teas, this should be a MUST TRY on your list. It is an exceptional chocolate tea, one that should be on the shelves of every chocoholic!
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!