Chocolate Tea: Teapigs vs Tesco
Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding.
And if you've ever dipped a chocolate biscuit in a cup of black tea, you'll know that the melted chocolate leaves behind a sweet, slightly chocolatey flavour in the cup. Would it taste like that, I wondered? So I went online and ordered a pack of the Tea Pigs tea, and Tesco kindly sent me a box of their chocolate tea to try.
I took a deep sniff into the pack of Tea Pigs tea, and it did smell a bit like chocolate. It had that cocoa flavour, and a vanilla scent. I prepared it as stated on the pack, and drank it with a little drop of milk. I don't know why, but I expected it to taste more of chocolate than it did. But then again, this is chocolate TEA and not hot chocolate. It was good. And it'll stave off a sugar craving and perk you up in the afternoon. I loved that vanilla scent wafting up from the hot liquid. It's really soothing and I have been drinking it quite regularly. The information on the pack states that there are actually real chocolate flakes in the blend of tea, and they're a tad on the pricey side at £3.99 for 15 tea bags (sorry, 'tea temples').
|Tea Pigs Chocolate Flake Tea|
|Teapigs Tea Temple|
|Teapigs Chocolate Flake Tea|
The Tesco tea was quite similar. It tasted predominantly of black tea with quite a strong vanilla scent. But not as chocolatey perhaps as the Tea Pigs blend. The Tesco tea blend contains 5% cocoa - I wonder if the chocolate flakes that Tea Pigs uses make a stronger chocolate-tasting cuppa. But then Tesco's version, at £1.79 for 50 tea bags, is much cheaper than the Tea Pigs option.
|Tesco Chocolate Tea in the cup|
|Tesco chocolate Tea tea bags|
|Tesco Chocolate Tea - as it looks in the box|
What do you think? Would you buy chocolate tea?