The chocolate and hazelnut flavors are sweet, but don’t taste as natural or complex as Harney & Sons Florence (my only other choc/hazelnut reference). Then again this is a decaf tea, which sometimes makes a tea bit “flat.” It’s also a bagged tea, so a comparison to Florence is unfair on many levels, I know.

Tastes a bit bitter even though I used the midpoint for brewing time. I took a couple sips and immediately added a splash of half and half to try to smooth it out.

Overall, it’s ok but not great. Probably forgettable, but I was craving this flavor combo and decaf is the way to go this late. I probably shouldn’t even be drinking chocolate!

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Janefan

I’m actually getting a weird aftertaste from this tea, almost chemically? It was a bag I rec’d in a swap so no idea how old it is, etc.

zeitfliesst

How exactly good is the Florence? People have been raving about them!

Janefan

I had it at a tea house last weekend and drank the whole pot (probably 2 cups). I’ve been thinking about it ever since and counting the days until I can buy some (I don’t really have a “tea budget” but I went way over it this month!)

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Janefan

I’m actually getting a weird aftertaste from this tea, almost chemically? It was a bag I rec’d in a swap so no idea how old it is, etc.

zeitfliesst

How exactly good is the Florence? People have been raving about them!

Janefan

I had it at a tea house last weekend and drank the whole pot (probably 2 cups). I’ve been thinking about it ever since and counting the days until I can buy some (I don’t really have a “tea budget” but I went way over it this month!)

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