We enjoyed this tea, and found it tasty. While it smells strongly of chocolate, the actual chocolate flavor is pretty light. We were definitely expecting something stronger. While the mild chocolate flavor goes well with the matcha, we were split on whether we'd prefer a stronger flavor, of if a stronger flavor would overpower the matcha.
Never having tried Matcha tea before today, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I received all five flavors to have a selection for my palette to pick from. I tried the chocolate first and in the latte form (use 1/2 n 1/2 and milk combination). It was creamy, but had a bit of an after taste, but again, I have no basis for what it should taste like. I will try again, but with water only so I can compare. It wasn’t unpleasant, just different. I am sure, like everything new, it will be an acquired taste. I will review all the other flavors over this next week.
You can definitely taste the chocolate in this tea although the added flavoring isn’t overpowering. I tried it with water and another time with coconut milk. I preferred the plain water version, but that’s just personal preference. If you’re trying matcha for all the benefits, then this would be a good place to start as matcha can be a strong flavor if you’re new to it, and everyone likes chocolate, right? As you prepare your tea, keep in mind that this already has sugar added.
Tea Forte is a master in finding the perfect balance in all its matcha tea blends. High quality organic matcha (one of the best, in my opinion) combined with flavors that don't over-power. The chocolate blend is smooth and satisfying. Single serve matcha tea makes a lovely gift for matcha lovers. And now having 30g canisters of all these lovely blends means we never have to run out of our personal favorites. Thank you Tea Forte.