I love the artwork on the little sachet overwraps for this tea; the hexagonal chocolate with the bee pattern is as delicious looking as it is cute and whimsical. Steeped, the tea was fine. It was sort of what I expected; a sweet chocolate profile with the faintest hint of honey on a bland black tea base. Not bad tasting, but since this whole box is chocolate themed I’d have rather had a stronger honey flavour with a hint of chocolate to keep this more unique/distinct from the other inclusions. It’s especially similar to the Double Chocolate Chunk tea from the prior month, too.
The tea base was bland because it’s decaffeinated; the decaffeination process strips flavour at the same time is does caffeine. Since there’s natural caffeine in the cacao shells in this blend I really don’t understand the thought process behind using a decaf black base. It just tastes shittier, and you’re still consuming caffeine.
Clearly not a favourite of mine overall, but I guess it could have been worse.