Sunday, February 3, 2013

David's Tea Read My Lips

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of chocolate chips and cheery red lips
Ingredients: black tea, peppermint, dark chocolate, red lip sprinkles, pink peppercorns, natural and artificial flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: reddish brown

I sampled this tea as part of my David's Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. Intrigued by the fun lip shaped sprinkles, I was happy to find that this tea was a decadent treat. The base black tea was earthy and sweet. It paired well with the creamy and rich dark chocolate. Nothing goes together better than mint and chocolate so the peppermint was a welcome addition. I loved the pleasant cooling affect it gave to the aftertaste. The peppercorns (and probably the flavoring too) added a mild but spicy kick to the end of each sip. I shared some with my boyfriend and he was just as crazy over it as I was. This was an incredibly well crafted blend. All of the individual ingredients stood out but complimented each other at the same time. This definitely one tea that I will be stocking up on.

You can find out more about this tea here.