Trying to get this tea sipped down quickly as the Whittard mini tea tins aren’t stackable. They take up sooo much shelf space when you have too many.
This is a rich and extravagant chocolate tea. The aroma is just like dark cocoa powder with notes of dried ginger root. It brews into a fairly watery tea (at least, it seems watery because you can’t help but compare it to thick milky hot chocolate) that takes a few sips to really build up.
Once the flavour has fully saturated your taste buds, it’s rich and intensely chocolatey. Like Bourneville dark chocolate – slightly bitter, very rich, too much to eat more than a few squares at a time.
I’m glad that it’s not artificial tasting though!
The orange is subtler but it does come into play for a little while at the beginning of the cup. Once you’re over halfway down, the ginger and chocolate overtakes everything. This tea has got some fire in it.
I’ve tried brewing with 1tsp plain black tea and 1tsp of this tea, instead of the recommended 2tsp. But it was still no match for the chocolate ginger combo.
Next up, I’m going to try simmering it with milk on the stove, like a chai.
Pre-Christmas photos on the blog: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/whittard-spiced-chocolate-orange-tea-review/
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Ginger, Orange, Spicy