Stash Tea Black Forest Cake Pu-er

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with the a few visable cocoa nibs and hibiscus petals
Ingredients: pu-erh tea, natural milk chocolate flavor, natural dark chocolate flavor, cherry pieces, almond oil, vanilla extract, hibiscus, organic cocoa nibs
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: reddish brown

I have a major sweet tooth, especially for baked goodies, and this tea was right up my alley. I wouldn’t say it tasted exactly like cake but the basic flavor elements of a black forest cake were all there. The puerh provided a mellow yet rich base for the chocolate flavoring. It was very well done, not overbearing or artificial tasting. The hibiscus and cherry pieces combined to provide a pleasant tartness while the almond and vanilla added a subtle creaminess.There was a sweet aftertaste that lingered for quite some time. This tea paired well with milk and a spot of sweetener but was just as good without it.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.