Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
Now this is what I call chocolate! Imagine a trip to s Dutch chocolatier, that will entice an idea of this tea. This is chocolate blended together to create dark, sweet and chocolatly tea. We’ve taken black tea and mixed it with the best chocolate pieces and flakes we could find to give you the best in taste!
Learn more about this tea here.
Now … THAT’S what I’m talking about! This is how a chocolate tea should taste!
I know I’ve mentioned before that I used to flavor and blend teas … in fact, my regular readers are probably tired of reading about it! I had a chocolate tea … in fact, it was a chocolate tea that started me on my journey to blend teas because I wanted to recreate a chocolate tea that I had fallen in love with and was no longer able to purchase. I thought, heck, I can do that. I can make a chocolate tea. HA! Little did I know how difficult it actually is to craft a tea and have it turn out exactly the way you want it.
Anyway … since I hung up my tea artisan apron for the last time a couple years ago, I have encountered only a couple of other chocolate teas that have really satisfied the chocoholic in me. There have even been one or two that I’ve been able to deem an acceptable substitute for my Chocolate Rose Romance. But get this: THIS tea … this Dubbele Chocolade from Della Terra Teas is BETTER than my Chocolate Rose Romance. Seriously.
While this tea lacks a certain complexity that my chocolate tea had; this one more than makes up for that with a STRONG chocolate flavor. Make that DOUBLE strong chocolate flavor! There is some serious chocolate taste in here … a very satisfying level of chocolate for this chocoholic! It’s a rich, dark chocolate flavor … but there is also just a hint of cream to this too, making it not quite a milk chocolate kind of flavor, but softening up the dark chocolate just a little bit to make it creamier and more luxurious.
In fact, there is so much chocolate to this that the black tea base is almost overwhelmed by it … almost. I do taste notes of black tea – an subtle earthiness and a barely there hint of flower that make this cup something more than just a thinned hot cocoa.
If you like chocolate, you should try this. But if you’re a chocoholic like me, you’ve GOT to try it. You can thank me later.
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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