The dry tea smells of peppermint and chocolate (just like in Love Tea #7, the only other chocolate tea I’ve tried so far), and it’s pretty strong even with this cold I just developed. I didn’t actually see any peppercorns (and for these teas I usually open the bags to let some air in, close them and shake them up a bit to make sure the ingredients are mixed throughout before I dive in) , but that’s ok. I steeped this for like 4 minutes and added a bit of milk plus a tiny tiny dash of sugar. It tastes so smooth and would definitely be a perfect dessert tea, but I don’t think I’ll save this tea just for special occasions. It’s so good! Especially feeling how I do right now, it’s very soothing and delicious. And each sip is a little bit different it seems. Sometimes I taste the mint + vanilla, sometimes the mint + chocolate, and sometimes just the mint or chocolate.