Monday, December 9, 2013

Tea Review: Cocoa Power (SerendipiTea)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 9

Cocoa Power
Type:  Flavored Puerh & Rooibos
Origin:  Not Provided
Product Description:  Deep & earthy ~ an antioxidant powerhouse with just a hint of sweetness

Temperature:  208° F
Amount:  3 grams
Steeping Time:  4 minutes

The blend includes cacao beans, cacao powder, chocolate bits, natural chocolate flavor, natural cream flavor, puerh, rooibos, natural vanilla flavor, and white chocolate bits.

The infusion is opaque orange-brown with an aroma of chocolate, citrus, vanilla, and nuts.  The flavor is chocolaty and fruity with a hint of earthiness.

I enjoyed the first infusion at 4 minutes and believe it would do well at 212° F.  I don't recommend a second steeping as most of the flavor has washed away, though some of the earthiness of the puerh does remain.

This tea was provided as a free sample without guarantee of a review.

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