Thursday, October 16, 2008

Teaguys Tease Chocolate Delight

Photo: Teaguys
This tea was an absolute treat for the senses. The dry ingredients had so many different colors and textures. Teaguys list the ingredients as including black and green teas, cocoa beans, barley, apple, yogurt, and other natural flavors. When I first opened the package, I was hit with the amazing aroma of this tea. I immediately flashed back to childhood memories of the tour ride at Hershey’s Chocolate World. The marketing geniuses at Hershey fill the air with the aroma of cocoa so that you are craving the stuff by the time you get to the gift shop. The liquor was a little bit lighter than a typical black tea, with a slight reddish tinge to it. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker set on strong black.

I would like to give this a perfect 10 but I think the name is a bit of a misnomer. Being named Chocolate Delight, I expected the tea equivalent of a cup of hot cocoa. Would this tea by any other name taste as sweet? I have to say yes. I think the description they gave on the back of the package summed it up perfectly “Think more Aztec than Hershey’s”. With that being said, this was a delicious black tea. It had a rich and nutty taste with just a touch of creaminess. The second infusion was a bit different, it actually smelled and tasted like mocha. My inner chocoholic thoroughly enjoyed this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.