Day 19 of the 2015 Advent Calendar (I’m so close!). I have had a rocky relationship with chocolate teas, because I find that they are very hit or miss with me. This tea seems good though, it smells extremely chocolatey, and has some sweet fruity notes to it. Oddly, it kind of reminds me of root beer?
When steeped the color is… about the same as a standard black tea. For some reason I was expecting something darker? Regardless, the black tea base comes through a lot stronger in the smell of the steeped tea. The flavor itself is quite interesting. I was expecting something a lot… bolder, but I’m not necessarily complaining about this flavor profile. For me the black tea is the dominant flavor, followed by some light, almost milk-chocolatey notes.
Overall, I think it’s a good tea. Not quite what I expected, but I still think that this is a solid chocolate tea that I might consider stocking up on if I have a craving for it.