I love anything chocolate mint flavored, so when I was making my first order from David’s teas I had to try this one! The loose tea is adorable, with the chocolate chips and little candies. The smell is just like an Andes mint – quite minty! I steeped for 5 minutes at boiling, and then tested the tea plain.
Without additions there is a slightly bitter edge to the chocolate, and the mint comes across strongly. No real taste of the peppercorns. I’m actually surprised that the added bits don’t make it sweeter (I’m glad though, as I like to add my own.)I added milk and a bit of sweetener. The milk brings out the chocolate even more – the mint is not dominating! It’s very smooth, and the taste is true – it really tastes like chocolate, which I don’t usually find to be the case with chocolate teas. The other chocolate mint tea I own (Harney and Sons Chocolate Mint) is more dominated by mint, so there is room for both in my cabinet. I’m pretty impressed – I hope I like the other teas from my order just as much!