Out of all the TeaFrog samples that I ordered, this was one of the samples that I was the most excited about. I love all things chocolate and spice. In the pouch, this smells good enough to eat. Like a spicy chocolate pudding that’s heavier on the ginger.
Steeped, the aroma has already changed. The chicory hath emerged. Flavour-wise, this is also all about the chicory, although I can feel the slight burning sensation of the peppercorns and ginger at the back of my mouth. This is my first hot chicory beverage, so while I’m not used to it, I still think that it is nonetheless unique. I’m a bit disappointed that the chicory overpowers everything else though. I was hoping to get a balanced symphony of chocolate, spice, and chicory. No dice.
The more I drink this, the more I taste the ginger, though. It’s a nice change from what I usually drink but I’m grateful that TeaFrog offers sample sizes because I wouldn’t personally invest in a full-size pouch of this. I have my eye on other TF teas when it comes to upgrading, though!