The combination of black tea, chocolate and peppermint is nothing new, I’ve actually had two other similar teas today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the combination at all, it is in fact one of my favorite holiday combinations, but it does get a little boring from time to time. What makes this blend truly stand out is the addition of the pu’erh base, it adds a significantly different flavor to what would have been just another peppermint black tea. In the past, I’ve often described pu’erh as fishy tasting, but here it reminds me more of the forest just after a heavy rain, dark and earthy. There is a rich flavor from the chocolate that pairs incredibly well with the more earthy flavors from the pu’erh. On top of it all are the bright, sharp flavors of the peppermint and a slight sweetness from the festive candy cane and Christmas tree sprinkles. Art of Tea has done a wonderful job of taking a classic combination of holiday flavors and adding a twist to it.
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