This was a free sample that came with my order.
The initial smell is the same as the Banana Split tea sample that I ordered. I stored them together so I think that the other tea’s smell rubbed off on this bag. There were only 2 marshmallows in my sample and I removed them because I’m vegetarian and don’t eat gelatin.
Prep: I used the whole sample up in one 10 oz mug. Prepared as instructed on the package. Steeped covered western style.
Taste wise this falls flat for me. It’s very watered down tasting cocoa powder. There is no sweetness so it needs some additives. I can’t taste the oolong really much either although I’ve never had or heard of the type of oolong listed in the ingredients. Even though while brewing it had a pleasant roasted smell that you often find with oolongs. The most interesting aspect of this tea is the chili flakes. I enjoyed the spice from the chili flakes in my cup. This tea would have definitely benefited from more chili flakes though. It also would have benefited from some sort of natural creaminess. Even though I was disappointed with this tea I gulped down my mug of this.
Also please note that before this I had a cup of some Mushroom hot cacao so my expectations may have been a little high but this tea could be really nice with some added cacao nibs or carob. I’m glad i got the chance to try it.
Flavors: Cocoa, Smooth, Spices