Yumo – there’s just no other word for it.
This tea is definitely a good chocolate tea, in fact it’s so good that it confuses the heck out of me. When I took my first sip I actually thought I was drinking a hot chocolate – it’s that chocolatey – and that was without milk. The only tea I take milk with is Chai so I didn’t put milk with this but I imagine it’d pair very well with milk for a ‘fuller’ experience. I didn’t add any sugar and found it to be the perfect amount of sweetness, it was sweet enough to not taste any bitterness of the black tea and not over sweet. If you like your tea sweet you could put sugar with it but I’d recommend less than usually do.
While that carob is probably heavier than the cocoa I didn’t see that as detracting from the taste. Without milk this is a light chocolate drink that tastes like a ‘standard’ hot chocolate so it’s in no way overdoing the act and leaves you feeling that you could easily eat a desert with this – in fact I had it with a home made double chocolate fudge cookie and it paired up very nicely.
I don’t think it works as a desert replacement tea as this made me want more chocolate not less, but it definitely does work as a chocolate tea, a very delicious chocolate tea that tastes natural. It does such a good job of approximating a hot chocolate that I would actually rather have this tea than a genuine hot chocolate, which I always feel quite icky after having because of all the milk.
You know you’re drinking tea, but you don’t have bitterness and the chocolate quality is very heavy – you could almost get away with giving it to a non tea drinker and probably more so if you added milk.
I would definitely recommend this to those on the hunt for a good chocolate tea and anyone wanting to have a hot chocolate without the sugar & milk.