Note: I really wish tea companies, especially those with unusual offerings such as this one, provided some form of steeping suggestions. I’m sending a note to Dan now to ask him if they can both put some on the website, and offer me some as well to post here. I have the same complaint with 52 Teas, BTW.. and the only complaints I have.
Onto the tea! I was surprised at just how much cacao there is in here. Amazing, beautiful and delicious (yes, I tasted some). It smells like rich chocolate (as it should, it is!) and steeps up smelling similarly with a hint of mint.
Straight, I get mint first (very lightly) followed by cocoa. It’s dry like a dry red wine the cacao, and I really like it. I want more. I also want to sweeten it though, because that’s what everyone seems to say is how this should be enjoyed. And so, I do.
As I mix in the Truvia, the smell of cacao wafts up yet again. YUM. It smells like a very dark hot chocolate, and now tastes like it too. The mint has almost completely disappeared unfortunately, which is a shame – but I just add my own mint next time. I have a lovely Arabian Mint I’ve been waiting to use just for something like this.
I could easily drink this nightly. I’ll surely become an enabler of this tea now too. It would’ve gotten a higher rating if the mint stayed present in the cup (and was more present from the start), and if there were better steeping instructions. For future reference: overleaf and oversteep.