Review: Tea Guys Chocolate Delight

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Thumbs up!"Exciting flavors of light chocolate with a bit of spark."
Numi’s Teaview: 8/10
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teaguys-chocolate-delight.jpgThis tea smells like german chocolate cake. Normally I'm not a fan of whatever makes chocolate cake german, but this tea makes me hungry immediately. The steeping suggestions say that adding a touch of sweetened condensed milk or a bit of milk and sugar to this would make this richer and I'm reminded of Thai iced coffee. My god, if this is like Thai iced coffee with chocolate, I'm going to have to buy a Camelbak just to have this with me at all times. The ingredients are a mix of black and green teas, cocoa beans, barley, apple, and yogurt. The barley doesn't make an appearance until the tea has been steeped, and the apple and yogurt add a smooth sweetness without imparting their flavors. The tea's aroma is mostly of plain black tea, albeit a good, smooth one. The more exciting part is the flavors, which are of light chocolate with a bit of spark. I'm not sure what gives the spark, but the effect is warming. The body is quite light. I never usually put milk and sugar in my teas, but at their suggestion I have to try it. The result is a richer, delicious, chocolate milk substitute. For some reason I can detect the german chocolate cake scent again, though lightly. I added skim milk and refined sugar to my taste and they all melded well. This isn't quite Camelbak worthy, but it's excellent for chocolate cravings. I've been looking for something like this for a long time. This is only my second encounter with Tea Guy's offerings and so far I'm impressed with their emphasis on flavors that move beyond just aroma.

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