Let me start off by saying…THIS…is the MOST Chocolate-Aroma I have smelled in ANY tea – right off the bat, that is! It smell marvelously-amazing!
Now…lets see how it tastes!
The Black Tea base is sturdy and of medium to medium-strong strength. It’s not POW!!! Top-Of-The-Morning-To-Ya type intense strong if you know what I mean.
Yes…the flavor DOES taste like Black Tea, Chocolate (more of a dark chocolate, tho), mint, and a bit of cream.
I’m chalking the ‘dark chocolate’ notes to the cocoa shells. It’s as simple as that! There are a lot of them in there! It’s a STRONG cocoa flavor. I would say it was a milk chocolate flavor, it’s not a sugary-chocolate flavor, and it’s not a cocoa powder type flavor either. It has a dark chocolate – bark/woodsy type flavor swirling around as I sip it.
I will say it got major points with me because of the flavor intensity. The peppermint is there but isn’t overwhelming by any means (this coming from a lover of all-things-mint – just so you know – for comparison reasons and level VS palate/preference ratio for others!)
This is incredibly done! One really needs to like cocoa and a fairly strong flavored black tea with mint notes to enjoy – which is good for me – because I do – it’s right up my alley!