I can’t remember how I acquired this sample. I’m not even sure if Tealated is still around. In any case, I was in a hurry and needed something strong with a good caffeine jolt this morning. I opened the bag, and it smelled strongly like chocolate — a lot like when you open one of those containers of Hershey’s Special Dark cacao. Anyway, I expected it to be stronger than it is because of the strong aroma of the dry leaves. Also, there’s a lot of tea dust in here.
It was just okay — not really what I’m looking for in a breakfast tea. Maybe it’s been sitting around too long — I’m not sure. It’s malty and a little chocolate-y but mostly kind of weak with no lingering notes. 2 tsp. wasn’t enough for 2 cups. I’d want to double up on leaf for the half-sample I have left in the future.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Malt