This dry leaf sure smells great. It’s flaunting its chocolate and cinnamon like nobody’s business. Especially the cinnamon, which is like a fresh cinnamon stick. It makes me think that I am about to eat a high quality bar of organic Aztec spice chocolate sans cayenne.
I am really not sure what to make of the flavour. I can’t taste any green tea or rooibos in here, and the cocoa is extremely subdued. The only flavour making itself known is the cinnamon. I followed the steeping instructions and stuck to the maximum four minutes but maybe I should be bad and steep it for longer next time. It wouldn’t hurt.
So right as I was finishing off that first batch, I rushed off to boil some more water and brew a single cup with fresh leaves, and let it steep for a good six minutes. It’s a lot better now. The cinnamon is quite a bit stronger now. It’s definitely like I dropped in a couple cinnamon sticks into the water. The cocoa is kind of there in the background, but not nearly as obvious as the cinnamon. This is great if you feel like spice, but don’t want a heavier chai, and the green tea keeps this lighter too. I’ll easily finish off my 50g but it’s something that I wouldn’t buy again.