This tea really surprised me! I had no intention of bringing it home, but the smell of it was too intriguing to pass up.
First impressions – The blend smells wonderful. Once steeped, this tea has the most complexe, rich, warm, inviting smell of any tea I have tried yet. I REALLY love the smell of this tea. I think that is where the bulk of my enjoyment with a cup of this comes from: sticking my nose in the mug and inhaling…
Flavour – Very nice. Not chocolate, but I really didn’t expect it to be. However, it does have similar characteristics to chocolate, and is like a tea homage to the real thing. While the taste isn’t as complexe as the smell, it is still rather rich and creamy.
Also, I am astounded at how the four ingredients blend seamlessly together to produce such a smooth taste. If I had originally been asked to try this tea with no knowledge of what was in it, I really do not think I would have been able to identify any of its ingredient. Definitely intriguing.
Loveability – I tried this tea first as part of a tea tating party. (Yes, tea tasting is my idea of a party!) I have been craving a mug of it ever since. I finally got the time to enjoy one tonight, and it did not disappoint. I think I will definately have this as one of my top teas for the winter!