Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
Tea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Arbor Teas was gracious enough to offer me a sample of their popular Tea Infused Chocolates! These chocolates are infused with their teas. The description on their website reads “Each truffle assortment comes with one of each of the truffles described above. And, as with all Arbor Teas products, we’ve gone to great lengths to source the most sustainable products and packaging mate rials available, so you can enjoy this treat guilt-free!
You will not be able to resist our gourmet tea-infused chocolate truffles! These tasty little treats are hand-made by our friends at Sweet Gem Confections, using the finest quality chocolate. Each truffle is infused with a different variety of organic tea, carefully matched with the perfect combination of chocolates to highlight the unique characteristics of each.”I could not wait to try these!
Their jasmine truffle is described as “Dark chocolate ganache infused with our wonderfully-floral Jasmine Pearl Green Tea and grapefruit zest, diamond cut and dipped in white chocolate.”
Upon first bite( more like first nibble! Since I savored these truffles down to the final bite!), the dark chocolate is quite overpowering in the truffle. However,I do taste some light floral notes after the truffle ganache melts on my tongue, which are sweet, soft and remind me of jasmine. The sweetness and floral notes on the jasmine pair well with the dark chocolate, but i would have loved to have the jasmine flavor be a bit more prominent in this truffle. The end notes of the chocolate is where the jasmine comes into play. The light jasmine flavor dances with a zesty flavor of grapefruit after the truffle has been chewed and swallowed. The zesty grapefruit lingers around longer on my palate than the jasmine did. This truffle was also creamy and smooth and the ganache seemingly melted right on my tongue as soon as I started tasting the truffle! Finally, there is a bitter/ mouth pucker after the ganache dissipates, which I believe is the combination of the green tea, high quality dark chocolate and the jasmine all fusing together . The combo of the dark chocolate ganache and the jasmine green tea really dries out the palate a bit and then makes the mouth water….for another bite! This truffle offers a full and satisfying flavor for a chocolate urge. The grapefruit notes are my favorite attribute of this truffle, as they tingle on my taste-buds as I taste the truffle! So far, this jasmine truffle has been my favorite! Stay tuned for the rest of the truffle posts! If you are considering buying these, I would recommend you splurge as a special treat to yourself because these are fantastic truffles!
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