(Black Tea with Chocolate Chips and natural flavors)
Dark chocolate chips melt into the infusion of this Ceylon black tea to create the ultimate coupling of two taste bud tantalizers. Dense and soft chocolate flavor - seriously, for a second you think you're just eating a bag of cookies! Clean, slightly tangy finish brings you back to tea, and the balanced astringency compliments the dark chocolate nicely.
blended with black tea, natural chocolate flavor, dark chocolate chips and cocoa nibs.
The story of chocolate begins with Columbus' discovery of America. Cocoa beans were among the curiosities he brought back from his voyage. However, it wasn't until the conquest of Mexico that the Spaniards learned of 'chocolatl,' a drink made from cocoa beans that the Aztecs served Cortez and his troops. The Spaniards found the drink bitter. Luckily, the New World was also a source of cane sugar. Combining the two, and bringing the recipe to Spain, proved a booming business. The Spanish managed to keep it a secret for nearly a hundred years.
Chocolate's scientific name, Theobroma Cacao, literally means "food of the gods". And so it was for the ancient Maya who worshipped the cacao bean and regarded it as a priceless treasure. Hernando Cortez brought the beans back to Spain in the 1500's where chocolate was subsequently enjoyed as a hot drink by royalty and commoners alike. By the 1700's chocolate houses were as prominent as coffee shops in many parts of the European continent and the U.K. In 1756 chocolate crossed back over to the new world with the opening of North America's first chocolate factory in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. We aren't sure when chocolate was first added to tea or who was responsible for doing it. But we are sure of one thing - thank the gods he or she did it. With each tasting we are consistently impressed by the way the natural chocolate flavoring blends with our Ceylon tea. Heavenly with a dash of milk and a little sugar.
Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.