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Chocolate tea, which is the best?

AdinaA May 18, 2012 05:23 AM

Brought home a box of Numi organic pu-erh - and I have fallen in love.

It is simply heavenly, unlike any tea I've ever had before.

Of course, I haven't actually tried any other brand of chocolate tea.

It was established here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/831651 that several brands are supervised.

Anyone have a chocolate tea they like as much or more as Numi?

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    AdinaA May 18, 2012 05:33 AM

    I misspoke. It's not heavenly, it's velvety:

    This velvety infusion combines black Pu∙erh tea and organic cocoa. Accented by whole vanilla beans and sweet orange peel, this decadent blend is rounded off with nutmeg and cinnamon for a spicy finish.

    Food labels are the most memorably purple prose of our times.

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      robocop May 18, 2012 08:22 AM

      Where did you buy it and who is the supervision?

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        chazzer May 18, 2012 08:33 AM

        their web site has a zip code location search


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          AdinaA May 18, 2012 09:05 AM

          Fairway at 73rd St. in Manhattan.

          It has multiple supervisions. Hallal. Only soy ink used in packaging.Certificate B for sustainability. A Climate fun certification guaranteeing the use of renewable energy. Biodegradable packaging. Post-consumer recycled paper box. It is certified vegan, gluten-free and organic.

          It contains organic black pu*erh tea, organic cocoa powder, organic vanilla beans, organic rooibos, organic cinnamon, organic orange peel, organic nutmeg.

          And, oh yes, http://www.nfccertification.com

          1. re: AdinaA
            robocop May 18, 2012 10:01 AM

            I've been attending Rabbi Organic's Shul for years--he's reliable! :-)

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              AdinaA May 18, 2012 11:40 AM

              Thank you. Not that I doubted it.

              The packaging, however, is so over-the-top that it's a pretty funny parody of obsessed, self-absorbed, up-scale, foodie culture.

              Really, worth buying just to read the conceits and have a good laugh at ourselves.

            2. re: AdinaA
              queenscook May 18, 2012 03:51 PM

              Does anyone know the name of the Rav behind this Apple-K? My Rav knows nothing of it, and there is nothing on the link on the webpage. Seems odd that their own site wouldn't mention who is in charge of the hechsher, or even give a contact name.

              1. re: queenscook
                AdinaA May 20, 2012 03:49 AM

                It's in the link I posted above.

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                  queenscook May 20, 2012 08:48 AM

                  Oh, OK. I finally found it, but not where it should have been, i.e., on the page called "kosher." It is on the "About Us" page. To make it easier for anyone else looking for it, here's the info:

                  Rabbi Flamer is a trained organic inspector, ordained at Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch 770, and a graduate of Ohr Elchanan Yeshiva LA, Chabad Yeshiva in Seattle, and Morristown Rabbinical College in New Jersey.

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          ettilou May 19, 2012 07:19 PM

          I bought Harney and sons. Both their chocolate and Soho blend ( chocolate and coconut).I love both, then again, I am a huge fan of many of their teas. The supervision is widely accepted and their teas are AMAZING.

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            hindyg May 20, 2012 06:10 AM

            Love the Harney & Son's. Was just introduced to it. Definitely a winner.

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