For anyone interested, the ingredients are: Cocoa beans, apple, sugar, sugar sprinkles, chocolate chips, pink peppers, and natural flavoring. The first whiff of the dry tea smelled exactly like a cup of mocha…then after I kept smelling it, I picked up a funky scent I can’t put my finger on—almost a perfumey kind, like an old lotion or soap product that went off? Can’t find another way to put it.
When steeping, the richness of the cocoa / coffee combo really comes out, and it starts smelling amazing. The tea brews to a pale, murky brown.
This tea is slightly sweet, but I added a bit of sugar to it anyway. It’s actually quite tasty—definitely detecting both chocolate and coffee notes, with a hint of cream, and thankfully the apple doesn’t add any unpleasant sourness to the tea. I’m not really detecting a strong fruitiness to it either. Might even work with a dash of milk. The flavor is a bit muted though, so I definitely recommend brewing this one for 7-10 minutes.
Overall, I’m actually digging this one. Looking forward to when they list it on the website—I might buy a few ounces to curb my sugary snack cravings!
Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Cream, Mocha