Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The East Indies Tea Company
Black tea, whoopie pie taste with chocolate bits, white chocolate bits, cocoa powder and sparkling sugars
A while back, there was a group buy to East Indies Tea Company, a company that seems to be a distributor for a lot of smaller tea companies. Since we had quite a group of us, we were able to purchase some of the teas that would not necessarily be available to us otherwise.
This one intrigued me for some reason. I normally do not enjoy a chocolate tea and do try to stay away from them. In general, I am just not a fan of chocolate. Weird, right?
Whoopie Pie is made up of white chocolate and milk chocolate. The tea itself smells like a cookie. Incredibly sweet. I brewed this up as a black tea-212F-3 min for my steeping parameters.
I shared this one with the upstairs dwelling twin teenagers so I’m curious to see what they think. I took my first sip and yes, this tea is right up a chocolate fans alley. The chocolate is sweet and silk like. I don’t pick up any artificial notes and am enjoying the cuppa I have. But I can say that this is not a tea that I would want any more of and keep looking at my cup wishing that the tea would magically disappear. I can see this tea as being a great tea to drink while trying to stay away from a chocolate snack at 2pm when those cravings start to hit.
For chocolate fans and chocolate tea fans, if you have the chance check this out one. As for me, this tea will be finding a new home.