So I’m starting to realize something. I don’t really like the chocolate Della Terra uses in their teas. This is very upsetting, because my instinct is to read the tea description, go “Oooo! Chocolate! Yum!” and add it to my cart. I ordered a bunch of sample packs when DT was running a sale that included samplers, and almost half the teas I ordered have chocolate in them. Their chocolate kind of reminds me of the chocolate from the Special K chocolatey delight cereal. My mother always claimed that she loved it, and it was just like regular chocolate and filled all of her chocolate cravings, but I always strongly disagreed. But on to the tea review!
This tea steeped up to a nice dark brown with a sort of greasy sheen on top, I would assume from the melted chocolate. It smells strongly of almond extract- you know, that fake, almost cherry-like, marzipan smell? At this point, I got a little leary, but I soldiered onwards! I took a sip and… It was amazing! An almost complete absence of flavor! There was a little almond sweetness, the faintest hint of coconut, a tiny bit of (kind of gross) chocolate. But the tea was incredibly weak. I drank about half of my cup before I gave up and went to the kitchen to try and make it a little better. I mixed in a little bit of coconut milk: “Hmmm. That’s better, but now it’s too coconutty.” I poked around in the cabinets for a while and dug up some Harry and David’s hot chocolate from last Christmas. I shook a little in… a little more… Delicious! I made coconut hot chocolate from my disappointing cup of tea. I may finish off my .5 oz sample some time, but very reluctantly.