Smells like somebody dropped an Andes mint into dirty chai (chai with a shot of espresso), tastes kinda like a dirty chocolate chai or mexican hot chocolate but with a green tea taste and body. It sips like thin peppermint chocolate that moves into a clean, mineral-dry grass base green tea mid-mouth, then with the swallow, it’s again like that Andes mint dropped in a dirty chai. I can taste cloves – strongly – but I personally think it’s in good proportion to the chocolate. I taste a good amount of cardamom, too (I get Turkish cardamom coffee vibes!); a hint of orange zest, no ginger. The peppermint is clean and cooling in the mouth, but overall the tea is very drying. Interesting! and kind of true to the name. I like it but it’s just so drying. There’s potential with this blend. Wish I had some koulourakia to dip. It’s your basic Greek butter cookie that people have with coffee.
“Hmmmm. Is that clooove? hehehe It smells like some Greek cookies baking in the oven. sips, does a double take HA!! that was a surprise! ooh. It kinda smells like some incense. Yeah that’s a surprise! Am I getting a little chocolate in taste, some carob or something? I’m getting the clove flavor – numbs your mouth. Smells like my grandma’s medicine cabinet. Is it carob and peppermint? I get like a Tootsie Pop, uh chocolate pop and then a c-cool one. Maybe it’s mint chocolate, I dunno.”
For the record, the package I received was labelled Mint Chocolate Chip with less ingredients but it’s definitely the Mint Chocolate Chai on the website.
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Cardamon, Chocolate, Clove, Coffee, Cookie, Dry Grass, Drying, Earth, Medicinal, Mineral, Orange Zest, Peppermint