Monday, October 6, 2008

Mighty Leaf Pear Caramel Truffle

Photo: Mighty Leaf
When a fellow Teaviews reviewer offered this tea up for grabs, I jumped on it because I had meaning to try the Mighty Leaf Chocolate Truffle line for some time. Mighty Leaf lists the ingredients as including black tea, pear, caramel, cacao nibs, chocolate chips and flavors. The aroma of the dry leaves was heavenly, chocolaty and sweet in just the right proportions. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker, set on strong black. The liquor was a deep red and smelled just as delicious as the leaves did.

I wish I could say the same for the taste. I don't know why but most chocolate teas that I have tried came off as bitter rather than a sweet indulgence. I could not taste any of the pear or caramel. Perhaps it was the combination of cacao nibs and chocolate chips that ruined this blend. The bitterness was still there but was slightly reduced with a second steeping. I am glad that I was able to try a sample before springing for the sampler pack.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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