David’s Teas have consistently pleased me. I had this in the late afternoon, instead of “after midnight” as the title suggests. The good news is that it works at any time of day, I believe.
The complex blend of chocolate and orange and a touch of spice takes a couple of sips to establish itself. And then it explodes! I could really tell that the chocolate was dark—deeper and richer and with just a tiny touch of bitterness. It ended up being more effective than milk chocolate teas, I believe, in delivering the chocolate taste.
After a bit I added milk and I would suggest going with milk from the start here. The milk rounded out the slight bitterness and only seemed to make the tea richer and smoother. Ultimately I added a touch of sugar and I would recommend that you add sugar if you want a sweeter drink—duh! The tea is excellent both with and without the sugar.
Overall, David’s continues to delight me and this will be on my reorder list. So many chocolate teas simply get it wrong. “After Midnight” has it right.