My relationship to chocolate teas is kind of funny.

Like, most of the ones I’ve had are nice, but more than any other teas, I feel like they’re the ones that genuinely need milk and sugar in order not to just taste thin and bitter to me. And if I want full-on chocolate flavour, I’m likely to just reach for a tin of hot chocolate, which is always going to feel richer and more decadent than a chocolate-flavoured tea. That being said, chocolate tea has its place and I do quite like them.

And this is a good example of what a chocolate tea should be. I don’t really get a white chocolate flavour specifically (though there are white chocolate chips in the mix along with the tea leaves and some marigold petals) but once I added a good slug of milk, there was a definite creamy mouthfeel that could be attributed to the white chocolateness of it, and that gave it a nice finish. I do tend to find that chocolate is one of those flavours in tea that seems to work best for me in conjunction with certain other flavours, so don’t be surprised if future tasting notes of this one see me mixing it with peppermint or cinnamon or strawberry. I think it’s a tea that will work really well in that way.

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