Tea Selection: Chocolate Hazelnut
Company Name: Stash
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
The Stash Tea Company was founded in Portland in 1972 and operated out of an old Victorian-style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores. In 1975, the company broadened its focus to include bagged teas and began to sell a full line of traditional, specialty blend, and herbal teas directly to fine restaurants and through a mail order catalog to consumers.
Stash Tea derives its name from an entertaining aspect of tea folklore. In earlier centuries, tea was a valuable commodity traditionally transported by clipper ship. The ship’s captain was often presented with the finest teas for his personal use. This supply was his “stash”, kept as his “private reserve”. Today, the term is still used to denote anything put away carefully because of its preciousness.
Stash is a large tea company and a supplier of teas to many different venues. I like their teas because they are never just settled with one set of teas, they grow, they change and they always keep us excited about the next line of teas that come out. Today I received some teas and then a new little box, simply stated “new teas”. Inside the box were 10 fun packets of teas and these were not just special to me, you can order them as well. Sample boxes are fun because you can try the tea and see if you like it or not, you don’t have to buy a ton to figure it out, just a tea bag and then if you like it, open up and buy a larger amount. So have some fun and branch out, try a few samples and make sure you let me know now what you tried.
Read more about Stash Teas on their website: Stash Teas.
Blended Black Teas
Natural Hazelnut Flavor
Natural Chocolate Flavor
COSTS: $5.00 / 50 grams loose leaf
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Prior to brew: It took me a few sniffs to figure out what this tea reminded me of “cocoa” old fashioned in can baking cocoa.
Brewed: Once brewed this tea is a brown color, light yet of a brown shade.
Scent: Once brewed the tea still smells like a cocoa but a bit on the burnt side.
Flavor: Tea is slightly bitter with a very strong dark chocolate presence.
Sentiments: This tea is going to cure some of your chocolate cravings for sure, it’s not a milk or rich chocolate at all but more a dark cocoa you find in a lot of health stores. Great ingredients and a special chocolate drink can do with so many things.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.
Till next Tea….