|"The scent of the coffee beans is definitely present with a sweet smell to it as well. While this tea is considered full bodied, you can't expect it to be as black as a cup of coffee. "|
Shanti Tea combines coffee beans, tea (presumably black), cacao pieces, rosehips, safflowers, and natural essences together to create a unique blend of all things caffeine. Considering this cup has coffee beans in it, you would expect it to give a fairly dark liquor. To my surprise the liquor is amber gold and that is after brewing past their recommended 2-3 minutes. From my experience with their previous tea and coffee blend I chose to steep for 5 minutes. The scent of the coffee beans is definitely present with a sweet smell to it as well. While this tea is considered full bodied, you can't expect it to be as black as a cup of coffee.
The strawberry is pretty evident with the sweetness of rosehips, but the chocolate flavor is lacking. It was difficult to pick up on the chocolate alone since the coffee beans carry their overpowering flavor. Milk is not recommended in this cup, so I skipped it. Their other blend, Caramel Latte was definitely enhanced by the milk, but they suggested it so I'll take their advice on this one.
Overall, this blend is tasty and definitely unique, but I'd rather have their Caramel Latte tea and coffee blend instead. Still, a good blend to have on hand for coffee lovers.
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