I was very excited when I bought this tea, so much so, that I didn’t realize how strong the rooibos tea smell was. When I went to make my first cup it really hit me as I was expecting more of a mint chocolaty scent. When I tried it for the first time, I noticed the rooibos taste is stronger in this tea than in some of the other DAVIDs rooibos teas (such as Oh Canada and Birthday Cake). It had a woodsy taste that ends with the taste of mint. I find if I think about it I can taste the mint chocolate flavor but when I am not focused I don’t really notice the chocolate at all (perhaps its a mind over matter situation). Ultimately, I like this tea enough to not regret purchasing it but I do not think I will be buying it again.