Tea: Spicy Chocolate
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Kusmi Tea
Description: Black tea from China flavored with natural essences of chocolate and spices.
Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened.
Ingredients: Chinese black tea flavored with chocolate and spices
Water: 212 ° filtered water 750ml
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Black, strong)
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolate and some unidentifiable spices (pepper? cardamom?)
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate, black tea, a hint of pepper / cardamom?
Flavor: spiced black tea, astringent, a touch bitter
Liquor: dark orange-brown
I found this at Kitchen Kapers when hunting for a monther's day gift for my mother. I got this instead for me (and two others).
It's very much a chai-tea to me, and I think next time I will make it with honey and milk.
Rating: 3/4 leaves
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing