nox [potter blend] - earl grey moonlight, blackberry, chocolate - “dark and sweet, a basic spell that every witch and wizard knows.”
in the bag:
holy cow this smells good. definitely chocolately, and the blackberry comes through really clearly. it smells lighter and cleaner than i thought it would.
steeping time: 3 minutes
notes: the smell of this tea alone could be seriously addictive. once it’s steeping, it smells like blackberry truffles. omg. i can not wait to taste this.
hot, no sugar or milk: the earl grey is definitely the defining taste when the tea isn’t sweetened. there’s a hint of the blackberry, but no chocolate yet. as sweet as i like to take my tea, i don’t think i’ll need to much sugar to make this taste amazing.
with rock sugar: even with sweetener, this tea doesn’t become overwhelmingly sweet, like i was worried it might for people that don’t love sweet sweet tea. the earl grey moonlight is still the strongest flavor by far, and there’s more blackberry now, but still only the barest hint of chocolate. it still tastes more like tea than like novelty-fruit-and-chocolate tea, which i’m happy about.
verdict: this tea was not as crazy sweet or chocolate-y as i thought it would be, but i kind of love that. it smells insanely good. i’ll definitely be drinking a lot of this tea, it’s smooth and very easy to drink. the more i drink it, the more i taste the chocolate. i’m definitely a little bit in love with this tea.
current rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
if you’d like to taste nox, you can check it out here.