I decided to start my day with some flavored black tea from the Traveling Box organized by Dr Jim. I picked this one.
There was barely a teaspoon left of it, and it was the very bottom leaf pieces of the bag, so bear that in mind when you read the rest of my review. I steeped it and got a greasy-spotted, muddy infusion. Oh well, I’ve seen it before, doesn’t necessarily mean the tea will be disgusting (right?…).
Unfortunately, it was. Nasty. No detectable base whatsoever. The “chocolate flavor” just tasted like water in a neglected pond must taste – sweet with dying and breeding of micro-life. Well, okay, maybe it was not THAT bad. But I couldn’t finish the cup. There was just not much more to it than wrongness and the kind of sweetness that would put you off candy and sweets for at least a week.
I think it could be because I had the very last of the bag and underleafed it (although I tried to pour less water over it than usually, to compensate) so I don’t feel quite right rating this. Perhaps in the future I will be able to try it in a more proper way, although I am not looking forward to it at the moment ;D