The leaves are red rooibos leaves with very visible pieces of chocolate. I’m saying that I could’ve picked out the chocolate pieces and eaten them. The bag mentions there’s also supposed to be sour cherry, but what I saw was just rooibos and chocolate. I brewed according to bag directions (5min, boiling water, etc.) and then poured. The chocolate cherry smell rose from the cup into a wonderful, comforting smell, with just a hint of rooibos. On first taste, I got the subtle hint of sour cherry on my tongue that faded into chocolate. A delicious blend of sour cherry, chocolate and rooibos. Definitely ordering again once I’m out. So in love with this tea!