Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tiesta Tea Creme au Chocolat

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: small, very dark
Ingredients: black tea, chocolate chips, cocoa kernels
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: reddish brown

This tea wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but in a good way. It was subtly bitter sweet and reminded me of a very dark chocolate. I abhor chemically and artificially flavored tea so I was pleased to see that this tea didn't have anything extra added in that department. The base tea was brisk and somewhat malty so my guess is that it was an Assam. I’m not one to sweeten my tea (gasp!) but I think that adding a little sugar would round out the flavor profile nicely. It tasted better as it cooled so it would probably make a very nice iced tea. Whether or not someone would enjoy this tea would depend on how they like their chocolate.