Consider one (or more) of these gift possibilities for the Valentine who loves tea and chocolate. Sweetly sentimental!
Jade Chocolates | Genmai
Japan inspired these bars, which are made with 35% milk chocolate, roasted brown rice, and jasmine tea. Maker Jade Chocolate writes: “The sweet milk chocolate is balanced by the deep nuttiness and crunchiness of the brown rice and is followed by the floral tea aftertaste.” The addition of the tea means this is a “Genmai Cha” bar.
$9 per bar | www.jadechocolates.com
Mariage Frères| Marco Polo Tea Chocolates
Unforgettable, this Chocolat au thé Marco Polo® marries the powerful savors of chocolate and the rich taste of a tea blended with flowers and fruits from China and Tibet. The ultimate gift for a tea-addicted Valentine! Presented in a case of 16 chocolate squares decorated with precious tea leaves. | 120g
22,80€ | www.mariagefreres.com
Paper & Tea | In The Mood For Love Tea & Chocolate Bar
The innovative team behind Paper & Tea has collaborated with Master Chocolatier Kevin Kugel from Original Beans, to create the world’s best line of tea-infused chocolates. Famous for his commitment to sustainability and sourcing the finest cacao beans, Kugel blends his unique cacao flavors with the sophisticated teas from Paper & Tea. The In The Mood For Love Bar uses the delicate fragrant notes of Jasmine tea to enhance the caramelized sweetness of milk chocolate. A combination that evokes romance and adoration.
Sôcôla Chocolatier | Tea Collection
San Francisco’s Sôcôla Chocolatier “handcrafts artisanal confections with modern flavors and a fantastic taste of fun.” The Tea Collection includes truffles infused with jasmine, Earl Grey, matcha green, and masala chai teas. “Only the best ingredients to make your palate sing and your soul feel heavenly.” Or loverly?
$42.95 | www.socolachocolates.com
Marie Belle | Rose Petal Hibiscus Bars
Our new collection of 80g bars features four unique chocolate bars decorated with ornate patterns and flavored with the freshest and most distinct combination of ingredients.
$13 | 80g | mariebelle.com
Delysia Chocolatier | Tea Collection Chocolate Truffles
After visiting the famous teahouses of London, the Delysia Chocolatier was inspired to create chocolate truffles inspired by her favorite fresh tea blends. The nine-piece Tea Collection chocolate truffles box features three of the most well-known and popular tea flavors: Chai (with white chocolate ganache), Earl Grey (using tea steeped in dark chocolate cream), and Green (made with matcha). Yum, yum, and yum.
$28.95 | https://delysia.com
Dallmann Tea & Chocolate | Tea & Chocolate Pairing Box
Chocoholics who are also tea lovers will swoon for this gift box, but keep in mind, it does not contain teas. What it does contain are nine luscious chocolates, some of which are made with teas, and some which pair deliciously with various teas. Lavender, Hibiscus Raspberry, Matcha Tea, Jasmine Tea, Marzipan, Chai Mocha, Valencia, and Spicy Sea Salt waft their tempting fragrances from the box.
Mariage Frères | Marron Glacé
Mariage Frères | Marron Glacé
A famous French indulgence ever since the days of Louis XIV, candied in sugar and Bourbon vanilla, the Marron Glacé from Mariage Frères is a perfect delight alongside a festive high tea.
66€ | www.mariagefreres.com
KEIKO | Matcha Classic
Green tea chocolate with crispy Genmai rice. Delicately melting and stimulating indulgence, fairly and sustainably produced in Germany. | 70g
6.95 € | https://www.keiko.de/
Bokksu | Matcha Chocolate Daifuku Mochi
Matcha and chocolate have become, of course, gourmet fad. But this confection from Japan’s Ehmine Prefecture might well be a surprise treat for even the hippest palate. The super-soft mochi (daifuku) is kneaded with matcha powder and then wrapped around a silky, white chocolate cream filling. Thirteen pieces are included.
$8 | www.bokksu.com
Auntie K. Candy | Bali’s Best Green Tea Latte Candy
According to one reviewer, this out-of-the-ordinary hard candy comes from Indonesia, which “tastes exactly like a cup of boba pearl milk green tea.” The 5.3oz package comes with each candy wrapped in the original packaging. Put a few in each stocking, give the whole package to a lucky receiver — or keep for yourself as treats while you address that big stack of holiday cards.
$4.59| 5.3oz www.auntiekcandy.com