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chocolate – The Year of Tea

Tag: chocolate

Episode 026: My Morning Maté

Two Teavana teas in a row! (Bear with me — I’m trying to add some variety in here.) Chocolate was on my mind this morning, so I brewed up a cup of Teavana’s My Morning Maté.

This blend is a mix of roasted maté and rooibos along with a big punch of chocolate in the form of cocoa kernels, chocolate, chips, and carob bits. The result is a great full-bodied cup that’s perfect for kickstarting you in the morning. If you’re trying to wean yourself off of coffee, give this blend a shot! I think you’ll like it!

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Episode 064: Azteca Fire

Teavana used to classify this as an “herbal” tea, but it’s really more like an exotic hot cocoa mix. There’s chocolate pieces, apple, strawberry, and chili.

Overall, it’s kind of a crappy cup of tea. Actually, it’s a crappy cup of hot cocoa too. The chili is basically nonexistent. I can kinda see why Teavana doesn’t sell this anymore. But if you want to give it a try for yourself, Mighty Leaf’s Mayan Chocolate Truffle is a great substitute.

Episode 068: Pu’erh Chorange

Adagio Teas’ Pu’erh Chorange was quite a delicious surprise for me this morning! While I am not a coffee drinker, there are some mornings when I want that kind of earthy taste. This blend delivered it in spades!

Rich pu’erh is blended with orange peels and cocoa nibs to create a deeply satisfying cup of tea. All the flavors blend together nicely with no overwhelming tastes. Don’t let the odd name fool you — this is some good tea!

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Episode 081: CocoCaramel Sea Salt

You know I’m not the biggest fan of most chocolate teas, so I approached Teavana’s CocoCaramel Sea Salt with a bit of hesitation. But you know what? It’s not too bad!

The blend is chocolatey, but not watery or too thick. There’s just the right touch of sea salt, with some added sweetness from the honeybush (although you do taste it near the back of the sip). I don’t think this is a tea I’d drink very often, but it would make for a nice dessert tea.

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Episode 097: Brownie Batter Honeybush

Zoomdweebie’s Brownie Batter Honeybush sounds like a chocolate lover’s dream! Naturally sweet honeybush is blended with cacao nibs, chocolate chips, chocolate flavoring, and even more chocolate.

I really enjoyed this tea! The brownie batter flavor is there as a subtle note, so don’t oversweeten this or you’ll drown it out. Brew it around 190 like you would an oolong, but drink it around 165 to 170 degrees to get the best flavor.

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