Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Nature’s Tea Leaf
Chocolate Midnight Black Tea is an exclusive blend of select Yunnan Black tea infused with natural dried vanilla bean and blended with rich Belgian chocolate. The leaves of the Yunnan black tea are black with golden hairs on the buds that provide a strong invigorating aroma and vivid red liquid. The classic combination of tempting vanilla bean and rich dreamy curls of semisweet Belgian dark chocolate will offer your palate a temptingly sweet treat that will keep you coming back for more.
Learn more about this tea here.
OK … so you KNOW I had to try this one, right? I think it may have been love at first sight with this tea … I mean, look at all those chocolate curls! *drool!*
And this is definitely chocolate-y! It is a dark chocolate taste (although a splash of milk could make it a creamier milk chocolate if you so desire!) and it tastes really quite … perfect. The vanilla gives it just enough creaminess without making it taste too much like “milk” chocolate – making this the perfect choice for any chocolate lover – whether they prefer milk or dark chocolate!
Oh sure, I’ve had teas with more chocolate flavor, but, I really LOVE the way the chocolate is represented here. It tastes like a dark chocolate truffle that you can buy by the piece in one of those gourmet chocolate stores. Smooth and rich … and oh-so-delicious. It is sweet, but not cloying.
The black tea base is a Yunnan base, and I think this is another reason I find myself so in love with this tea. Yunnan teas typically have a natural chocolate-y undertone going on, and their pleasing natural spice notes enhance the chocolate in a very appealing way. The Yunnan here provides a solid background of flavor: rich, robust and well-rounded. And nicely balanced with the chocolate.
This is one of the best chocolate teas I’ve yet to try (and I’ve tried quite a few!) Definitely in the top five! I love it!
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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