Review: Tea Guys Chocolate Delight

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Thumbs up!"While fairly light bodied, it ultimately did satisfy a chocolate craving. Bear in mind, this tastes more like a cocoa drink than a chocolate tea."
Laura’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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teaguys-chocolate-delight.jpgChocolate.... Good chocolate is one of my favorite things. Truthfully, I am a little of a chocolate snob. I want the good chocolate like Godiva--not the cheap stuff that you find in every convenience store. The cheap stuff tastes like wax to me. I would rather have one piece of really good chocolate than an entire bag of the other stuff. Since I crave chocolate regularly and am trying to watch my diet, I am always on the lookout for a good chocolate dessert tea--and they are not easy to find.

The description of Chocolate Delight on Teaguys website is: Warm, nutty, earthy and decadent, this tea conjures thoughts of Aztecs more than Hershey's. A densely aromatic and flavorful black tea combined with cocoa beans, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and barley our unusual blend produces a balanced and warming cup that is at its best with milk to bring out the rich chocolate notes. The package also indicates this should be enjoyed with a little milk and sugar or even a bit of sweetened condensed milk.

My initial thoughts are that this is gonna be a tea version of chocolate milk. Interestingly, the package lists as ingredients black tea, green tea, cocoa beans, barley, apple, yogurt, and natural flavors, which kinda throws me for a loop. Barley and apple are not usually tastes I think of when I think of a chocolate tea. After finding toasted rice in my caramel green tea from Teaguys, I am discovering that this company is known for some intriguing twists with their tea blends.

I prepared this according to directions with boiling water and steeped about 4 minutes. After it had a couple of minutes to cool, I found a black tea with a light cocoa aroma and taste. This is very light bodied--almost watery. I really don't taste tea at all, but mostly a light cocoa drink. I would definitely use a little more tea than directed and try to brew a stronger body in the future. This one has a little natural sweetness to it and the purists will find that is quite drinkable without any sugar. I, however, am not a purist, so after a couple of sips I decided to add a little rock cane sugar. That definitely kicked up the cocoa notes a couple of notches. However, the weak body still left me wishing for a stronger blend.

Since the recommendation on the package suggested adding a little milk, I decided to try that. The result was a creamy cocoa cup--kinda like cocoa for adults who don't want a rich hot chocolate. While fairly light bodied, it ultimately did satisfy a chocolate craving. If I had more of this, I would double the tea used to try and create a heavier body. Bear in mind, this tastes more like a cocoa drink than a chocolate tea. I also enjoyed this better with a splash of milk and I might even try it with chocolate milk next time.

— To purchase Tea Guys Chocolate Delight, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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