I’ve been wanting to try this tea for quite some time, but when I noticed that it was on DT’s “Last Chance” sale I just had to jump in with both feet and I wasn’t disappointed.
The dry tea is quite different from any other that I’ve dealt with up to now as the cocoa powder (though a great addition to this tea) can get everywhere if you’re not careful. Overall it has a very strong chocolatey scent with a definite yerba mate twist to it.
Brewed this tea shows off a very rich but murky brown, the chocolate aroma carries over well and you can start to smell the cinnamon mixed in with it. Given all of this I was expecting a very rich and heavy mouth-feel, but my first sip surprised me by how light it was. Though the chocolate flavor is a bit subtle for me (I’m a closet chocoholic) the taste was well balanced and with just a little bit of cinnamon lingering at the end. It also stands up well with additional sweetening, if that’s what you’re in the mood for. But if your sweet-tooth is taking a break then the carob and chocolate chips are just enough to keep things interesting. :)
This is definitely a great tea to have on hand for those times that you’re looking for that hot chocolate taste but without the heaviness that hot chocolate will often bring.