The Winter Selection from Matcha Chocolat, the final one in a seasonal series. I've already eaten my way through: The Lotus Selection, The Jade Selection, The Emperor's Selection. Having very much enjoyed them, I was looking forward to the latest one with some anticipation. The familiar square pink box with the teapot logo got me salivating as soon as I saw it. I opened the lid and the familiar waft of deliciously aromatic chocolate with a hint of tea was immediately liberated - oh good.
I was not disappointed, this box was another winner from Matcha Chocolat and it might possibly be the best. I'll just have to try the whole range all over again to find out. With the Christmas season fast approaching, this would make an ideal gift. In fact, I've just ordered one for this very purpose.
With the chocolates, Katie kindly included a sample of Jasmine Pearls leaf tea from Canton Tea Co. We sipped this in between sampling the chocolates. It was lovely to see the pearls unravelling into spidery shapes when the hot water was poured over them. It had a powerful heady jasmine aroma when poured and an equally powerful, but very pleasant taste, rather more of tea than flowers. A little goes a long way. As all good teas should be, this was very refreshing and CT thought it was the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of chocolate tasting.