I’m feeling rather odd about this one. It tastes good. It’s sweet, it’s black tea. It’s very sweet in what I’m coming to view as a generic sort of way. I actually don’t taste chocolate at all! It tastes like caramel to me. And, while you can’t fault a tea for tasting like caramel, that wasn’t why I bought this. My gentleman friend got one to go from the store, with milk, and when I had a sip and told him it didn’t taste like chocolate he didn’t know what I was talking about; not knowing what red velvet cake is and the tea tasting like caramel had him confused. Anyway. I’ve since had it at home a couple times and while I won’t be upset to use it up it is another that I’m not going to feel compelled to re-buy.