Unlike most people, I am not a big fan of chocolate, so it only makes sense that I don’t find this tea as wonderful as most do. In the “chocolate teas” category, I find I preferred the Chocolate Chili Chai they had last winter, which in my sense was fairly similar to this one, except for the added chili (which I loved!).
However, of all chocolate teas I’ve tried so far, this is definitely the most chocolatey, so I can see how it is so popular. The black tea is hard to separate from the rest and evaluate, but for sure it adds a very welcome richness to the blend. As for the mint, it is definitely there, but not as much as I’d like. For me, the best chocolate-mint combination had been achieved in the Mint Chocolate Maté DT discontinued a few months ago, and which was like drinking After Eights (sorry, I’m getting nostalgic now!).
I added about 10 points on the rating scale just for the aftertaste, which I find wonderful – the vanilla really comes through at that point. It remains in your mouth for a really long time and makes you want to get more and more.