Finished this one off at work today as an iced latte. I was initially unexcited about this one because I imaged it would likely just be a boring black tea with chocolate, however I was delightfully surprised by it. Of course, it WAS a really strong chocolate flavour however there were quite a few additional ingredients in the blend that broke up that chocolate flavour a bit but still paired well – and for me, at least, that’s what made the blend so good. The main one was the vanilla, but also the marshmallow (of which there was an abundance). It just made the chocolate so creamy and smooth tasting that I almost forgot that there was so much chocolate in the blend/that I don’t usually get into chocolate. The barley and apple were nice too; just added a touch of a toasty quality and some sweetness that differed from the chocolate (respectively speaking),
This is definitely not the kind of tea that I would ever stock up on – but I came into this one with very low expectations and they were just completely smashed. I’m not sure why VariaTEA and I had such drastic differences – but I’m sort of glad we did.