I think I’m definitely having a black tea fetish today! :) These pearls are not earth shattering at all but defintely earthy tasting. I can taste the cocoa notes for sure but the dirty earthiness flavors kind of overpowers it for me. Glad I only have a sample of this. Not a very high rating from me on this one. I knew I didnt have an affinity for BALLS!! ;) haha. My gf is happy about this.