Backlog: Well, it would seem that my experience with this tea is different from the one other poster that logged this tea. I actually quite enjoyed it.
The black tea was smooth and robust, and there was a really lovely buttery note to this. I could taste the toffee and the chocolate and the sweet, nutty flavor of the hazelnut.
I didn’t really like the carob in this though. I found myself wishing it wasn’t there. It doesn’t really give it so much of a chocolate-y flavor as it does a “fake” chocolate-y flavor, and I like my chocolate. My advice would be to eliminate the carob and add some more cacao nibs or perhaps some cacao shells. I think that this would do much to eliminate that odd “artificial” taste to this.
Despite that carob note, this was enjoyable.