Hmmm Chocolate. It’s ironic to me that I now have a chocolate tea, I’m not a big chocolate eater, unless it’s dark chocolate. Milk is simply too sweet and too rich.
I was not impressed by this tea the first time I steeped it at 205F for three minutes. I got the chocolate smell, but something about the cup was just extremely offputting.
This time was much much nicer. I steeped it lower, at 195 and only for 2.5min. The chocolate aroma came through really well, as well as more subtle notes that I didn’t get at all the first time around. I’m glad the rose didn’t come through as strongly as I feared it would. I tend to dislike rose fragrance, but it was only nicely and subtly floral.
The black base was fair, a nice smooth cup, and not too robust as to overpower the aroma.
It was like drinking chocolate, except without the bitterness of cocoa powder or the heavy sweetness that tend to steer me away from drinking hot chocolate. Just beautiful aroma with the taste of a nice tea.
Flavors: Chocolate, Flowers