I’m beginning to think I don’t have the palate to taste the chocolate in this tea. I like it. It is tasty. I will drink it again and enjoy it a great deal. But it just doesn’t have a chocolate taste to me.
I’ll probably still experiment with it some more, but for now, I’m reducing my score a bit because it isn’t quite what it’s supposed to be.
So I had this again this morning. Still having problems getting that chocolate taste I keep smelling. I only brewed it for four minutes this time, and for some reason the tea taste was even more astringent. I think it was because I kind of rooted around in the bag with my teaspoon to make sure I got a balanced spoonful.
Once I added a bit of milk, the astringency was gone and that coffee flavor showed up. It’s not a bad flavor, and I kind of like it, even if I don’t like coffee all that much. The mint flavor comes through perfectly, and there is already a natural sweetness there, or I would be reaching for the honey (cause I find coffee to be more bitter than tea).
The website doesn’t have any instructions on brewing, so if anyone out there would like to relate their favorite brewing instructions for this tea, I would be grateful. I looked over some of the other entries for this, but aside from brewing at 4 minutes for a few, I couldn’t find much information.
Maybe I’m not looking carefully enough.
I’ve kind of given up tasting the chocolate in this. Not to say I don’t enjoy the peppermint, but this is the fourth time I’ve brewed this, and I’ve changed the steeping time, the temperature, dug around with the teaspoon to try and make sure I get a good mix.
I guess I really don’t have whatever it takes to taste the chocolate in this. I’m going to give it another month to see if it grows on me regardless. If not, I might put it forward to trade.