I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of this tea when I first tasted it. The color is pretty normal for a black tea. I don’t really have any idea what temp. I steeped it at, because I had to heat my cup in the microwave and I don’t use a thermometer… but I’m pretty sure it was close to boiling.
Anyway, I can get the raspberries, and there’s a slightly creamy nutty flavor that might be the truffle… but beyond that, not really a chocolate note. Perhaps if I tried different temps and different steeping times I might get different results. le shrug Anyway, it has a pretty pleasant flavor, and not at all astringent (which makes me think that perhaps I didn’t get the temp as close to boiling as I thought, even though I did see little bubbles in the sides of the cup… or maybe it’s just that this tea doesn’t get bitter?). As I drink, I get this vague flavor that seems to be a mix of the raspberry and the nutty creamy flavor, but neither flavor is very identifiable or distinct. The raspberries dominate in the aftertaste.
I’m not normally a big fan of raspberries, but I’m glad I gave this one a try. :)