Matcha Chocolat - it made a more than pleasant change from the bills. Like her Emperor Selection and Jade Selection, the Lotus Selection did not disappoint. The familiar pink box with its distinctive teapot logo is almost like an old friend now (and like an old friend, I wouldn't mind seeing it a bit more often). It's very welcome and a sign of good things to come.
The chocolates come in five flavours and are beautifully presented with a mix of white, milk and plain. There are four newcomers to this collection and they cluster around the venerable Masala Chai as if paying homage to it. It is rare to be able to find freshly made chocolates that have no additives to prolong their shelf life. The freshness of these chocolates really comes through.
Although a tea connoisseur would appreciate these chocolates, we mere mortals find them delicious and intriguing. Within this selection, there is bound to be something to suit all tastes. Some of the Belgian chocolates I tasted were pretty damn good, but Katie's could matcha up to any of them - pun fully intended.