I think I brewed this tea incorrectly the first couple times, but on the third steeping it tasted fine. Not great…maybe black teas (without heavy cream and sugar) need to grow on me. I had to add a little sugar to really enjoy it. I did catch the chocolate scent in the dry leaves, but I didn’t taste any chocolate at all in the brewed tea. Maybe I have newbie taste buds, or maybe the fact that I’m a high-end chocolate connoisseur/addict hinders me from tasting such a subtle cocoa flavor. In any case, I’m not real excited that I bought 2 oz of this.