454 Tasting Notes
I was looking forward to trying this tea, and thought that it might be the most chocolate-flavored one out there! The scent from the package to the mug to the steep was pure, rich chocolate. It smelled like a fresh and sweet cup of hot chocolate! My brother even commented and said, “it smells like so much chocolate in here.” I was preparing my mouth for a pure chocolate sip (but tea-style, of course). Like others have said, I found this tea to be a bit bitter. Yes, I tasted chocolate, but I wasn’t pleased with the bitter flavor that came with it. Usually with some flavored teas, you get the flavor and then a nice dimension of tea leaf. I found this tea to be completely one-dimensional: just a single layer of chocolate+bitterness. I kept waiting to taste some black tea or something in the background, but it just left me disappointed. I know this tea is popular with some, but it’s just not for me.
Oh, this tea is good! I really am loving it! The flavor is a very smooth & toned black tea with the nicest mix of biscuit and something that tastes like fruit. The dry leaves smell of a sweet & tart candy – which originally had me worried that it would be too sweet or artificial.
I don’t know how it’s possible, but DF managed to fit the flavor and scent of a biscuit in a cup of tea. I’m not sure what the other flavors are.. if it’s really almond, or something fruity or floral.. but I like it.
It’s not too much black tea, not too much biscuit.. everything is just right. It all swims around together so nicely. Delicious! Thank you to Meghann M for this delightful treat.
As far as a chai goes, this is pretty smooth! It has toned down the spices (which I like) that usually plague some chais. I feel like half of the flavor is there… the chai, but where is the vanilla bean cheesecake? I don’t taste vanilla or cheesecake.. mostly just the chai. It’s a decent cup, nevertheless. I just wish that it had more sweetness or more of a creamy cheesecake quality. Thank you Meghann M for a sample!
Thank you to Meghann for sharing some of this tea with me! This is a good & solid flavored black tea. I like the sweetness that turns into coconut in the swallow. I’m not tasting any of the creamy or pie parts, just the coconut against a black background. The black tea is a bit stronger than I would have liked, but this is a pleasant cup!
I’ve tried many different chocolate teas in the past.. MANY and most of them have been mediocre. I was thinking about just drinking hot chocolate instead of tea until I brewed a hot cup of Chocolate Truffle! This tea is fantastic. It’s dark, has a rich smell and to be honest, doesn’t taste like tea. I wouldn’t say that the flavor is PURE, dripping and thick chocolate. Yes, it’s chocolate.. but it’s more of a bitter/baking chocolate taste. This tea strangely feels thicker in the mouth. This sensation combined with the flavor has me gulping it down without thinking that it’s tea. The aftertaste is of black tea leaves.. making me feel that the tea doesn’t want to be forgotten. “I’m here, too!” it whispers. A nice combination of a bitter chocolate & black tea. Delish.
Spot52 was kind enough to trade some of this tea. I popped open the bag and found that it was just a hint of rooibos smothered by a bit of a medicinal scent. Brewed, I’m not tasting any white chocolate or toffee. The scent is familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It reminds me of some kind of liquor or medicine. This tea has so much potential, but there is just so much going on.. and way too much power from that odd flavor/scent.