I thoroughly enjoy this tea. It does not have as much chocolate flavor as the Double Dark Chocolate Mate by Republic of Tea, and instead has a much more intense coffee base note. It is quite bitter (but I find I love bitter teas) and not very smooth. I do enjoy this tea enough that I have bought three boxes now, which says a lot due to my serial new-taste-trying addiction. When I brew this tea, I leave the bag in the cup the whole time while I drink it. Teas that I can do this with are my favorite. I recommend this tea if you like coffee and chocolate packed together into a strong cup.