I don’t know WHAT happened to this tea, but it has become absolutely awful. It used to be one of my favourites, and I still have a tin that I bought last year. The tea from that is spicy, smooth, chocolate-y, decadent, and just wonderful.
However, I went into a shop and ordered a cup and I wanted to gag. I don’t know what they did to change the recipe in the past year, or what extra flavourings they added, but it’s terrible. The taste is like… I don’t know, the only way I can describe it is that it’s like drinking an extra-disgusting Tootsie Roll.
And I went back home and brewed the chocolate chili chai that I bought last year to see if it was different, and it was infinitely better.
David’s, do yourselves a favour and don’t change or add extra things to your older teas. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, so on and so forth.
But yeah, this was just a huge disappointment.