Ohhh, I was so looking forward to this, based on the way it smelled. Unfortunately, I seem to be finding more and more, like some other people here, that the wonderful aromas are just that—aromas. They don’t translate into the taste of the tea. T-T So sad! I even sweetened it with white honey, which doesn’t alter the flavor of the tea, just to be sure I’d taste all that chocolatey spicy nuttiness… but it wasn’t there.
I may have steeped it a wee bit long (it’s starting to get a shade bitter as it cools), but I know I had the temperature right, so it shouldn’t have scorched it. I’ll try another steep and see if the other flavors come out more after the intense (though yummy) green tea flavor has abated.
The second steep is indeed better, but still not as good as the smell promised. I also added some demerara sugar, which helped the other non-green tea flavors come out. Overall, I’d say this tea isn’t exactly a disappointment, because in the end it does taste nice, but I don’t know if I’d give it a rave review, just because the smell is SO misleading.