So i got an ounce of this to play around with because i really want to like this tea and think it deserves another try :)
On first taste (brewed 1tbsp in a mug for 3 minutes at terri harplady’s suggestion!) i think of the mexican hot chocolate one of my friends makes. It has the dark cocoa as well as the spices. Im’ totally getting cinnamon and even some cardamom, both of which i adore, in the aftertaste. I even have this warming sensation in my mouth just like the pinch of chili powder she adds! So delicious
As it cools it tastes more like dark chocolate covered cocoa nibs. That chocolate flavor is still prominent but the background notes become more reminiscent of that almost coffee flavor i taste from cocoa nibs—raw, a little spicy and bitter, but in a good way.
As far as texture goes, this is about as creamy as a good dark black tea gets. It seriously tastes like i added cream but it most certainly is dairy free as of now. As it cools though that tiny bite of that cocoa nib bitterness cuts the creaminess a bit which to me is great because i don’t know if i could drink a whole cup of that full creaminess!
I love this a lot more now. Definitely a higher rating from me!