A few days ago, a friend challenged me to do a 30 days of Teas and Teapots challenge. So, for the next 30 days, I will be posting the tea that I am drinking as well as the teapot I am using.
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Day 1: Coconut Cocoa Tea From the Republic of Tea in a tea-for-one toile teapot from LivingQuarters.
The Cup of Dessert Herb Tea - A rich, exotic taste of this herbal infusion combines coconut, chocolate and caramel malted barley to produce a thick, naturally sweet, tropical cup. The delicious taste of both cocoa and carob belies their nutritional value. (from The Republic of Tea’s website)
I picked up this tea on whim while I was browsing through Kitchen Collection, my favorite kitchen store. I wasn’t sure how well I would like the taste as this was the first time I’ve tried a chocolate tea from The Republic of Tea, although it reminds me of an almond joy. Very smooth with a nice mixture of chocolate and coconut. It makes for a nice change to hot cocoa.
The tea-for-one set was a Christmas gift that I received from my Mum several years ago. I love the light blue toile pattern set against the off-white background. It has a nice French Country feel to it. While it appears small, the teapot fills up the cup 2 ½ times and the spout is angled perfectly so that it doesn’t dribble. It also keeps your tea warm. What I loved about this set was the fact it came with a saucer. Often tea-for-one sets only come with the cup and teapot, so it was nice that it came with a large saucer that’s perfect for sitting a biscuit on.