Description: “The taste is smooth, rich (there’s mini chocolate chips in this afterall) with a lingering sweetness.” – Via Amoda Tea
Review: I’ve had a few blends with pu-erh and chocolate in the past, and I’ve enjoyed them quite a bit! The colour of dark brown leaves blended perfectly with the chocolate chips. However, the chocolates had some slight blooming. The dry blend smelled earthy and cocoa.
I was a bit concerned about steeping the blend because I’ve had blends with chocolate which left an oily film on the top of the liquor. I personally don’t find that appealing to drink. However, I was surprised that the top of the liquor was completely clear. When I looked at the wet blend, I realized that the water was hot enough to melt the chocolate chips, but not completely dissolve them into the liquor.
The reddish-brown liquor had a strong shou flavour, which was earthy and robust. The tail notes of the tea had a sweet vanilla and chocolate taste. Overall, this was a nice tea with a nice hint of sweetness (3/5 rating).
- Type: Fermented Tea (Pu’erh)
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: Medium
- Ingredients: White moon pu-erh tea
- Company: Camellia Sinensis Tea House