I have terrible luck with dessert teas, particularly those that involve chocolate. I’m a sucker for anything that claims to taste like cake or a truffle, and am inevitably disappointed upon steeping. I didn’t have high hopes for this one, but it was on sale and I figured that, if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t be wasting that much money.
Dry, this smells sweet and fruity — like a rich, crumbly fruit tart. Steeped, this tea has a ton of floaties (yuck!) and a dark purple-pink color. It still smells very desserty, but the fruit is much more prominent here than in the dry leaves. It has a very fruity, almost sour taste to it. As the cup cools, the chocolate becomes more prominent, balancing out the sourness from the fruit.
I’m impressed! A chocolate tea that doesn’t completely miss the mark on chocolate taste!