When I was taking the infuser out of the teapot, I was hit with the smell…it took me back to when I got a mint chocolate chip Lipsmackers lip balm…wow. That is exactly what this tea smells like.
And it’s kind of not a good thing, because the chocolate scent in that lip balm was so clearly artificial. It smells like chocolate but it’s just not enough like chocolate, you know? That’s how this tea tastes, at least when it cools. Straight out of the pot though it’s not bad.
I do love the cooling of the mint, and every so often I feel a little pinch of the pepper.
I’m not gonna give up on it just because it cools into what tastes like liquid lip balm. It’s too cute for that.