When I first ordered this tea, I anticipated it being a masala chai blend with cacao shells. I had not expected it to be a tea with Camellia Sinensis in it! But it is! That makes me all the happier with it.
I love cacao shells. Love them. I think that it is the best choice for a rich chocolate flavor in a steeped beverage. Nibs are ok, but, shells seem to deliver more chocolate flavor in my opinion.
In this chai, the chocolate is very rich and prominent. Happiness! This chocoholic is happy. Beneath the chocolate flavor is the rich malty notes of Assam. More happiness.
The spices are not as strong as I generally like in my chai. I like a good, spicy chai. But I also have an appreciation for a subtler approach with the spices like this chai takes. This is flavorful and the spices are nicely balanced.
Read more about it here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/19/chai-cacao-tea-from-tisano/