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    Vosges Chocolate Matcha Bar

    I couldn’t resist picking this bar up on a recent trip to Whole Foods. I don’t see it listed on Vosges’ site so I’m not entirely certain that it is still being made. As would be expected, Vosges touts the health benefits and antioxidant levels of matcha. At 45% cacao, I would have thought that this bar would taste like milk chocolate but the green tea added a new level of richness that made it taste like a much darker chocolate. Although the matcha wasn’t really discernable in the flavor profile, this still hit the spot for a chocoholic like myself. It was a bit pricy but definitely worth a try if you…

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    Element Tea Chocolate Mint

    I was extremely excited to try this tea because it combines my two most favorite non-tea things in the world. According to Element Tea, this blend consists of Sri Lankan black tea, peppermint and natural chocolate flavors. The leaves were dark and twisted with a few green peppermint leaves mixed in. Their aroma was incredible. It was like I had just opened a fresh package of Andes chocolate mints. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. Chocolate is a tricky flavor to recreate in tea form. I find that it often comes across as a general bitterness. This is by far the best…