|Afternoon Tea Collection, Hedonist Chocolates|
J: The almond is crunchy and very salty. That's why they look kind of white. Salt, almond, sweet milk chocolate, and then the bitter from the filling of chocolate which looks and tastes dark not white or milk chocolate. I got no tea flavor at all. (she tries the second truffle and really focuses) There is a slight smokiness but is that supposed to be the tea? The almond and the salt really hides the tea. Inside is smooth and slightly resistant. The salt dominate throughout. If you don't like salty chocolate this is not for you.
J: I can detect a slight spice to the scent. I think it is a little salty but otherwise I agree with T. There is a nice balance between chocolate and chai but not really a tea flavor.
J: I smell dark chocolate. I carefully bit off a corner but it made a snap. The matcha filling is green as I expect and has slightly buttery texture and fatty flavor but also a bit of tea leaf that makes it more interesting. I think the green on top is very pretty. Matcha should be very bitter if you have it in its traditional form but this is not and you wouldn't watch it to be.
T: My ginger pieces are smaller... I get a dark chocolate scent but nothing from the crystal. I bit off a piece of the ginger which is like a little tiny coal on my tongue. I try that tiny piece that is very crunchy but only a slight citrus flavor. Only a little rooibos flavor. With all these flavors the chocolate is there but it is only one of many. Not sure the rooibos is strong enough.
J: Yum, yum, yum. I love this type of tea! I can smell a faint ginger from the crystal. I tried a piece of the gritty stuff next to it and I do not like that. The ginger on top overpowers any rooibos flavor though the lime comes out more in the filling. If you just eat it in one or two bites it is good but don't try those tiny pieces on their own. The ginger was not too hot. If you don't like dark chocolate this might be good because it is just part of the whole.
T: The entire thing has the Bergamot fragrance. Same dark chocolate so it is makes a loud snap. Oh! I got the Early Grey flavor when I took a bite of just the external dark chocolate. Tests like Earl Grey tea with dark chocolate exactly as advertised. Different texture experience than the earlier ones, slightly gritty not smooth as the previous.
J: Bergamot scent. Oh, weird. There is a crystal sugar crunchy texture to it and a bit of crunch, kind like the frozen crust you can get on ice cream that you have had in your freezer too long. I'm not sure I would guess this was Earl Grey but it has a bitter citrus flavor to it that could Earl Grey. I like it but I'm not a huge fan of that tea to begin with so this is a surprise.