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Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tea Spot
This chocolate covered cherry will having you feeling like a kid in a candy store! Think hand-dipped chocolate cherry truffle… sweet, plump, juicy, decadent – without the calories. Its cherry scent and velvety smooth chocolate notes work to enchant, but not overwhelm. Handcrafted from two black teas this gourmet cherry delight is a dessert tea that you can enjoy even for breakfast. The base of black leaf teas from India and China is balanced, deep, and strong enough for milk and sugar, if that’s your cuppa.
Learn more about this chocolate cherry tea here.
There was a time when chocolate covered cherries were the pinnacle of chocolate decadence for me, it was my absolute favorite confection! My taste buds have matured since then and I’ve come to appreciate other foods and enjoy other sweets more than chocolate covered cherries, but, there is still a special spot in my heart for chocolate covered cherries (so long as they’re the good ones!) So, I was pretty sure I’d enjoy this tea … especially since I so enjoyed the Chocolate “O” from The Tea Spot. I figured the addition of cherry flavor to this amazing chocolate tea would make it even more amazing.
Mmm! It is good. I don’t know that I enjoy this more than I enjoy the Chocolate “O” but, I really like it. The chocolate flavors are rich and taste of deep, dark chocolate. YUM! And the cherry notes start out subtle, and develop as I continue to sip. They never become overwhelming, and I like that. The cherry serves more as an accent to the rich, creamy taste of the chocolate rather than a stand alone flavor. And I really like that it doesn’t taste like cough syrup, which I’ve noticed sometimes happens with cherry flavored teas.
The black tea is a bolder taste than I expected for a flavored tea – it almost took me by surprise. It is not content with sitting off in the background offering support for the flavors of this blend, it wants some of the attention for itself! The black tea blend is strong and invigorating – strong enough to even serve as a breakfast tea if you’re so inclined to have a Chocolate Cherry Bomb! for breakfast. There is a fair amount of dry astringency to this cup as well, an aspect I find rather enjoyable as it gives the chocolate tones a bit of a powdery cocoa kind of taste.
I do recommend allowing this to cool a bit before sipping it. The flavor becomes so much smoother after it’s had time to cool to a drinkable temperature. I also recommend not over-doing it when you measure the tea leaves – this tea is plenty strong without the extra leaf, and I found that the extra leaf just leads to a slightly harsh tasting tea. It’s better to measure carefully with this tea … the proper measurement will lead to a very satisfying cuppa with no harshness! This is delicious hot (after it’s cooled for about five minutes, of course!) and would make a very flavorful iced tea as well. It would also make a very delightful latte!
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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!