During a trip to World Market recently, I came across a new flavor of Numi tea that piqued my curiosity, this Chocolate Earl Grey Indulgent Tea. I wasn't quite sure whether chocolate Earl Grey was a good idea or not, but I knew I had to try it.
The tea bags are individually wrapped in nice big envelopes, and I thought these look like "special" tea bags worthy of being tucked in a card or letter to a friend.
When I first opened the tea bags, I realized these tea bags are made with a string somewhat like some tea bags I came across in London last year. When the tea bag steeps and has absorbed water, you just hold the tag and the string comes out as the weight of the tea bag pulls it down. So that was kind of fun to discover.
Unfortunately, the tea itself is not at all what I'd consider indulgent. The instructions said to steep the tea for 6-8 minutes, and I did, but I still ended up with what tasted like stale Earl Grey tea with only the slightest scent (no taste) of chocolate, so I'm not a fan. (I'm also embarrassed that I sent one of these tea bags to a friend before I tried it. I should know better!) And I so wanted to like this tea!