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    The Tea Room Black Masala Chai Milk Chocolate Bar

    It’s not often that I review food but tea + chocolate = awesome. I picked up this sweet treat from the Capital Teas booth at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. I’m happy to say that it was positively delicious. Imagine really creamy hot chocolate mixed with chai tea in solid form and that would be exactly what this tasted like. The spices were very nicely balanced, present but not overdone. I love that all of the ingredients are organic. The Tea Room offers several other tea infused flavors and they also make tea infused truffles. My inner baker is really curious about how the tea is incorporated into the chocolate. I would love…

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    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…

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    Tay Tea Better Than Sex

    I’ll be the first to admit, I picked up a sample of this tea at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival largely because of the name. Tay Tea lists the ingredients of this herbal blend as including rooibos with bits of Belgian dark chocolate and peppermint. Although it wasn’t listed on the site, I could also see marigold petals in the mix as well. The dry leaves had an almost piney aroma to them. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a deep brown color. Awesome name aside, this tea just wasn’t for me. The chocolate was not really there…