When I sniffed the packet last night, it reminded me of Easter chocolates, hence why I’m drinking it today. Very rich and chocolaty-biscuity with an almost artificial bent. I think that’s the scent of buttery pancake syrup coming through because of the fenugreek.

Great dupe for the actual Chocolate Digestives! Very chocolaty and biscuity, faint cardamom intrigues, however, if I hadn’t known it was added, I’d never guess. The Sri Lankan black tea is a little brisk and bitter (or maybe the bitterness if from the fenugreek) but the creaminess imparted by the fats in the cocoa shells binds together the tea taste and flavorings such the flavor doesn’t separate. I get some lingering heat in the back of the mouth and my tongue has been tingling for quite some time.

As the tea has cooled, it tastes more like generic flat ‘black tea’ and with that fenugreek pancake syrup smell. Definitely going to have to drink the rest of this packet piping hot.

Thanks so much, beerandbeancurd! And here’s some chemsitry for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sotolon Also present in candy cap mushrooms.

Flavors: Biscuit, Bitter, Brisk, Caramel, Chocolate, Creamy, Dark Wood, Graham, Pancake Syrup, Spices, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
beerandbeancurd

Ah, that’s super interesting that it’s the same compound that can go curry or maple, depending on concentration?! Yasss, science!

Sent because I (am so critical of flavored blends but actually) adore that one.

gmathis

Happy Easter! May all the teas on your periodic table be tasty ;)

Martin Bednář

I remember this one and I remember it fondly.

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beerandbeancurd

Ah, that’s super interesting that it’s the same compound that can go curry or maple, depending on concentration?! Yasss, science!

Sent because I (am so critical of flavored blends but actually) adore that one.

gmathis

Happy Easter! May all the teas on your periodic table be tasty ;)

Martin Bednář

I remember this one and I remember it fondly.

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