Chocolate Orange White Tea from sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Description:

Chocolate Orange Loose Leaf White Tea is a Delightfully mild citrus spice with a creamy touch on the tongue. The mild loose leaf white tea is the perfect vessel for this spectacular combination of creamy, tangy with a delicate touch of spice.

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Taster’s Review:

I was a little skeptical about this blend, to be honest, because it’s a white tea … and I generally prefer chocolate-y teas to have a black tea base.  I was also skeptical because I felt that with the chocolate and orange notes to be strong enough that the white tea would end up being overwhelmed.

Well, the white tea is not overwhelmed.  It has a light, fresh taste to it … somewhat vegetative, with a creamy note that is accented by the vanilla.  I find that this creaminess highlights the chocolate and adds some much needed emphasis to the orange flavor.

The chocolate comes through nicely, as does the vanilla.  I wish the same could be said for the orange.  I taste the orange, certainly, but it isn’t as bright or vivid a taste as I think it should be for a tea called Chocolate Orange.

My favorite part of this tea is the touch of cinnamon, which adds a very pleasing, autumnal taste and a sense of warmth to the cup.  I like that the cinnamon is a gentle, sweet cinnamon, just enough to spice up the tea without adding an overpowering amount of flavor (something that cinnamon often does in a  blend – I’m glad that’s not happening here).

Overall, this is a very enjoyable blend.  A little weak on the orange, but, the other flavors are very pleasing – I like that the chocolate comes through, and I love the little touches:  a touch of vanilla, a touch of cinnamon.  It makes for a very delicious cuppa.

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