While the greatest chocolates may come from Belgium, the best chocolate tea undoubtedly comes from Adagio Teas. Our fine Chocolate black tea starts with the bright, full qualities of Ceylon black tea, infused with the natural flavour of rich dark chocolate. Very smooth, clean and liquid texture, much like a chocolate liquor, rather than cocoa powder. The balanced astringency of the Ceylon acts to brighten the chocolate flavour. This Chocolate black tea is both decadent and divine.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 100°C for 3 minutes.
black tea, cocoa nibs and natural chocolate flavour
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.