The dry leaf smells like cocoa powder and a little dark chocolate. The tea smells pretty much the same but with an added dimension – which I’m pretty sure is the tea but it isn’t strong enough to pick up on smell alone.
The taste is milder than the smell (not hard as the smell is pretty powerful), but it is definitely dark chocolate. I can pick the tea out a bit while it cools but there isn’t a whole lot of nuanced flavor. It’s just dark chocolate and tea. But it isn’t thick, fake or overpowering so I’m really enjoying this cup. It’s almost like having sipping chocolate but without that feeling that I might go into a sugar coma afterward.
It is smooth with zero bitterness and I’m a bit curious to see how it would be with sugar and milk, though it needs neither. This is is easily the best chocolate tea I’ve had.