Well, I wish I liked this as much as most folks seem to but unfortunately…Thank you to Darby for sharing this with me before I placed an order and ended up with a lot of this. :)
I will say this: it is exactly as chocolate as the description implies. Like drinking the aroma of chocolate, if that makes any sense. Notes of burned caramel in the background. And later steepings did indeed have more of a raw cacao flavor with more spices – what ones I’m not sure but they seemed odd to me.
This is just not going to be my thing. I am not a big chocolate tea person at all and this is completely a chocolate tea. Not sweetened but not bitter – just chocolate tea with an earthiness to it. I can see where the devotion to this tea comes from. If this kind of taste were to your liking, it’d be all that and a bag of chips. If you are looking for a tea that truly does taste like chocolate – this is it.
I passed this on to a Tea Club member with no review other than to say that it wasn’t my thing and I’m anxious to see what he thinks of it.
I hesitate to rate this since it is indeed what Verdant describes it as – it just isn’t for me.