Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Harney & Sons
You can taste the velvety undertones of dark chocolate, caramel, and peanuts in this rich, aromatic black tea blend. Time for a sweet teatime indulgence.
Ingredients: Black teas, marigold petals, apricot, natural and artificial flavors. Does not contain nuts.
Learn more about this tea here.
Yummy! I’ve been wanting to try the new Ambessa tea line from Harney & Sons for a while now (ever since I saw the beautiful tins!) so when they offered their most recent free shipping deal, I decided to finally indulge and try these new teas! This Choco Nut black tea blend is the first of the Ambessa Teas that I’ve tasted, and so far, I’m really liking this new line from Harney & Sons!
This tea delivers what it promises with its name. I taste chocolate: rich, dark, luscious chocolate! I taste a sweet nutty flavor too. There’s even a hint of caramel undertones which is quite delightful. As I continue to sip, I notice a fruity quality to the cup … is that apricot? Then I read the ingredient list, and yep! It’s apricot! What a really lovely addition to this tea.
The black tea base is rich and bold. It’s not an overpowering black tea … but it does have a rich, full-bodied taste that complements the dark chocolate-y notes. This is really quite a smooth, robust cup of tea – perfect for a breakfast tea if you want to be a little bit indulgent first thing in the morning! (And really, who doesn’t want chocolate first thing in the morning? You wouldn’t ever catch THIS chocoholic turning it down!) It has an almost creamy quality to it which might be further accentuated by the addition of a splash of milk. For me, personally, though, I find it to be just delightful served straight up!
A really lovely cuppa!
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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