I did not expect to like this tea when it came in the DavidsTea Chocolate Box. I wanted chocolate, gosh darn it, not peppermint! The Red Velvet Cake had all the red pieces I wanted; what was this one about?
But I was wrong. It was love at first smell. I expected to overwhelmed by peppermint. But I wasn’t. There was an awesome balance of chocolate, mint, and some abstract “spice” scent I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I had to try it.
Let me tell you, the taste is even better than the smell. Again, everything was so well-balanced that the mint, while certainly present, did not overpower everything else, like I find it does with most other peppermint flavored teas. It’s sweet, minty, chocolatey, vanilla-y TEA. And you can taste every element of it. One of my new favorite teas.