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Advent Tea 11: Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Tea.

Hot Chocolate Tea.

I wasn’t overly excited when I opened today’s little box of tea from the advent tea calendar. A tea named hot chocolate does not sound like a good way to start the morning.  This is also one of the tea’s that has a huge list of ingredients: Pu’erh tea, black tea, cocoa nibs, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), chocolate curls (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, chocolate liquor, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, vanilla), stevia extract.

It’s tea that is designed to taste like hot chocolate.  It smells sweet and like a mug of coco.  I didn’t expect to like this tea but it wasn’t nearly as overpoweringly sweet as I anticipated.  I love that you can actually see chunks of chocolate in the dry tea – it’s not just all added sweetener.

The pu’erh tea and black tea aren’t overwhelmed by all the chocolate.  It’s a mild chocolate falvour that is oddly comforting and would be a great tea to have on a snowy day.  And it might be a tea that I could convince Andrew to drink…

 

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