I’m not sure why I got this tea. I’m one of those people who don’t particularly like the taste of fruits and chocolate mixed together. I do like dessert style blends, so that may be an explanation as to where my head was at when I decided to get this.

This tea was one of those instances where I think every flavor that the blender intended me to taste came out in the brew, which happens less often than I thought (probably due to my untrained palate). The cherry and chocolate are blended well together and make themselves known over the tea base without being overpowering. The chocolate is dark and subtle, barely sweet. The cherry is even more subtle, which keeps it from tasting fake…a nice touch.

The only thing that I found odd about this tea was the base itself. I’m not familiar with the different types of oolongs, and I have even less experience with the long twisty leaves as opposed to the rolled up type. The base tasted earthy, like wet soil.

I’m not sure if it’s the flavor, the base, or the entire blend together, but I get some coffee sort of flavor in the mix every now and then. (Okay, this note is added later, but I forgot that this tea has the word “latte” in it. Guess that would explain the coffee taste.)

While I enjoyed tasting this tea, it’s not my flavor personally.

Flavors: Cherry, Cocoa, Coffee, Wet Earth

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 0 OZ / 0 ML

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