This was my first mate tea so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The dry leaves smell strongly of chocolate, but not milk chocolate. The tea itself tastes chocolatey, but not overwhemlingly so, with the taste of bannana right underneath. This tea had kind of a smokey taste, from the chicory I assume, and I think it really compliments the other flavors. My rommate also enjoyed it, so I think I will have to get more of this one.