Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Marron Chocolat

Tea: Marron Chocolat - 5523
Vendor: Lupicia USA
Price: $6.50 / 50 g.
Vendor Description: The image of this tea is an unpeeled chestnut cooked in a liqueur. The sweetness of the chestnut and astringency of its skin bring out the high-quality cocoa flavor. Recommended for relaxing times

Leaf: The tea is a very noticeable blend. There is a very noticeable mix of CTC style pellets and orthodox leaf. The appearance of the tea reminds me a lot of the cookie tea.

1st Infusion: This tea is a very dark and rich color, it reminds me a lot of coffee. The aroma is very chocolaty. It has a very light black flavor paired with a light chocolate flavor. It is very full bodied with a light sense of astringency. The flavor is very smooth, but there is not much flavor aside from the traditional black tea and mild chocolate flavor.

2nd Infusion: This infusion has the same color to it, but a lighter flavor. There is a medium sense of astringency and a medium body. There is no more chocolate flavor remaining.

Rating: 4/10

Conclusion: The flavoring for this tea was rather weak, but the color and aroma were quite enjoyable. Perhaps with using more leaf it would have been more enjoyable.

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