Oh my god. This tea!
Opening the bag, the smell is heavenly. This is one of the most rich, chocolately smelling things ever. Not just tea. Anything, ever. Have you ever had drinking chocolate that’s basically melted chocolate mixed with heavy cream, and it kind of coats your mouth and throat and is so rich you can only manage the tiniest sip at a time? That was my first impressions- a Mayan chocolate drinking chocolate with a hint of chillis.
Steeped this for 7 min, though only 1tsp for 8oz instead of the 2tsp for 180ml that they suggested.
The steeped tea smells incredibly rich, like the dry leaf. I’m almost bracing for disappointment in the sip, because it’s hard to imagine any tea living up to the promise of this smell.
Well, the sip isn’t as rich as the smell, but I think this is probably the richest chocolate tea I’ve ever had. What an amazing, interesting flavour. There’s thick dark chocolate notes, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, a really intense muscat Darjeeling flavour that incorporates the spiced, herbal notes typical to Darjeeling, and then some cinnamon and nutmeg supporting.
The mouthfeel is thick and smooth. There’s a strong mouth coating effect, but it’s the slightly thick, creamy, oily coating you get from letting good quality chocolate melt in your mouth. A touch of a powdery sensation that makes me think of cocoa powder. No astringency.
This tea is incredible. Totally unique and a really stand out chocolate tea. A fantastic variation on masala chai, and one I will definitely be restocking when I place another order.
I plan to try this with milk and sugar but it’s also just perfect on its own.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Muscatel, Nutmeg, Pepper, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Thick