Day 17 of the 2016 advent calendar! One of the new teas from that season, and with a straightforward approach as compared to 2015’s holiday teas. The tea smells well, like chocolate and almonds. I don’t really have much else to comment on, so onto the steep!

Steeped, the tea almost looks like a coffee? I’ll attribute that to the chocolate pieces adding in more dark brown color to the black tea base. The smell of the tea is much less nutty than the dry leaf for some reason, and it mainly smells like a chocolate tea instead. Taste wise, the tea comes off as a black tea mainly, with some chocolate notes and a fairly small bit of nuttiness.

Overall, I’m not disappointed by this tea but it’s not entirely what I expected either. To me, it’s mostly a black tea with chocolate in the background. Not sure if I’d buy this again if it was re-released, since if I want a chocolate tea I might go for something with a bit more oomph to it.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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