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    Vosges Haut-Chocolat Matcha Green Tea & Spirulina Super Dark Chocolate Bar

    One of the yummiest gifts that I got for my birthday last month was this matcha infused chocolate bar. Does my mom know me or what? I adore dark chocolate and matcha so any meeting of the two is guaranteed to be a hit. The chocolate is 72% cacao but the matcha made it seem like it was even darker than that. I’ve had a few different bars like this and have noticed the same affect in all of them. The sweetness of the chocolate tends to mask the vegetal aspect of matcha but some of the umami taste was definitely apparent after eating a few squares. I don’t think that I’ve ever…


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    Chai Diaries Chocolate Chai

    Photo: Chai Diaries Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, darl with lots of visible spice pieces Ingredients: black tea, ginger root, green cardamom, chocolate chips with chocolate flavor Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown Many people in my every day life assume that I’m a health nut because of my tea habit. The truth is that I have a major sweet tooth and my inner choco-holic always gets excited when I see chocolate in an ingredient list. As far as chai goes this one was fairly mellow. I was able to sip it easily without milk or sugar. The taste…

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    Art of Tea Chocolate Monkey

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: reddish brown, needle-like Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Organic South African Honeybush, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Apple Bits, Organic Banana Bits, Organic Pink Peppercorn, Chocolate Seeds, Natural Flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown This tea was decadently delicious. I am usually not a fan of rooibos but the chocolate and banana accented it perfectly. It was well balanced and sweet without being overdone. I prefer my flavored teas to be a little more laid back and this one fit the bill. I was still able to taste the woodsiness of the rooibos…

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    Tea and Chocolate

    Instagram: @harneysoho Harney & Son’s SoHo shop has become a favorite spot for my boyfriend and I. We definitely had to stop in this past weekend because they were having a tea infused chocolate tasting with Chocolate in Chelsea. Cathy, the chocolatier was super friendly and her creations were delicious. Jason was pleasantly surprised to find that he enjoyed the matcha chocolate because he usually isn’t a fan of it. Even though it wasn’t tea infused, I think my favorite was the lemon basil. It was a perfect balance of savory and sweet. After we had our fill, we sat down for some tea and sweets. The cafe was pretty busy but we were…

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    Christine Eats Tippsy Tea Time Truffles

    I was in Whole Foods picking up some Celestial Seasonings Kombucha Energy Shots when I spotted an inviting pink box of tea and liquor infused truffles. They were rather expensive but what is life without the occasional indulgence? Right off the bat I loved the snazzy polka dot patterns and fun colors. The flavors that were included in my box from left to right are: Milk Chocolate Chamomile Tea and Honey Jack Daniels White Chocolate English Breakfast Tea and Whiskey Dark Chocolate Peppermint Tea and Bailey’s Irish Cream These were unbelievably decadent. The ganache in the centers was super creamy but not too sweet. My favorite of the three was the white chocolate…

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    MarieBelle White Chocolate with Japanese Matcha

    I love white chocolate and matcha so when I saw this bar at Whole Foods I just had to grab it. The green tea flavor was present but not super strong. At first first it was all sweet white chocolate and then the matcha came through as a fresh, green aftertaste. Having previously tried a milk chocolate matcha bar, I think that white chocolate is definitely the better partner. The flavors compliment each other well and they are both able to share the spotlight. My boyfriend is petrified of all things matcha because of the color but he thought that it was pretty tasty too. I loved that it was scored and easily…