This is one of the four teas I picked up at Kusmi today. The dry leaf smells delicious – like chai with a hint of chocolate.
Brewed the smell and taste of black tea really come through with notes of cinnamon, pepper, and chocolate. I think a couple months ago I would not have been a fan but the more tea I drink (even though I predominantly drink flavored) the more appreciative I become of the tea flavor. I think my favorites will still be the flavorful teas, at least for now, but this tea is definitely a good choice when I want something simpler.
Just a side note – Kusmi Tea has a 75 g minimum. WHAT?!?! I was going to try a couple of other teas too but I didn’t think I needed so much of teas I have never tried before.
ETA: Cold this has more of a spice to this but it is still good.