I enjoyed this chai very much. The aroma of the dry leaves is slightly spicy with a chocolate scent. When brewed, the aroma of the tea is enhanced: stronger spiced scent with the hint of chocolate. I tried this in my usual array of chai teas: hot with no additives then sugar and milk one at a time.
Brewed hot without sugar or milk it is enjoyable. There is a spice flavor with a sweet undertone. When sugar is added, it enhances the very slight chocolate flavor that was the undertone and makes it more prevalent. When sugar and milk are added it makes for a delicious creamy, spicy tea, with a suggestion of chocolate.
What makes this tea stand out from the rest of the Adagio Chai teas is not the chocolate, or the natural sweetness along with the spice; it is the fact that the tea is still delicious once it cools. This is a true rarity for me, as I do not like when chai tea cools, I feel the spices become overwhelming and you lose all flavor of the tea. This is not the case with Chocolate Chai, the spices are stronger when cooled, but they are still mellowed by the underlying sweetness of chocolate, which allows the true flavor of the tea to still shine through.
Overall, this is my favorite chai tea. Highly recommended. Definitely going to need to get more.