Feature Flora x Escazú Chocolates - Okumidori Ceremonial Matcha & 60% Goat's Milk Pairing Set
We teamed up with Escazú Chocolates, a small-batch bean to bar chocolate maker and shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, to bring you a beautiful experience of what you may think of as an unlikely pairing: tea and chocolate!
Escazú Chocolates makes their chocolate using beans sourced from small Latin American farms and co-ops. Feature Flora's green teas are sourced from Kiroku Tea Garden, a 4th generation women-owned tea farm in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Set Includes: 12g Okumidori Ceremonial-Grade Matcha, 80g 60% Goat's Milk Chocolate Bar, Information sheet about tea and chocolate with tasting notes in a cloth bag
Okumidori Ceremonial-Grade Matcha: Okumidori is a single-cultivar matcha that is made in small batches and shade-grown for 4 weeks. After harvest, the leave are carefully de-stemmed, steamed, and then dried. The dried leaves, called Tencha, are then finely milled into a powder creating a high-quality matcha. Net Wt. 12g stone-milled matcha (6 servings)
60% Cacao Goat's Milk Chocolate: This goat's milk bar is a single origin from Patanemo, Carabobo State in the slightly western central coastal region of Venezuela, located just a little east from Trincheras and closer to the coast. This town has been dedicated to cacao harvesting since the 1600's. Net Wt. 80g chocolate bar
Escazú Chocolates is a small batch, bean to bar chocolate maker in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since 2008, they have produced chocolate using antique equipment and traditional methods from beans they source from small Latin American farms and co-ops. With their culinary background, they approach chocolate as they would prepare food for family: with care, integrity and respect for the quality of the natural ingredients.
Kiroku Tea Garden is a 4th generation women-owned tea farm in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A total of 26 tea fields are lovingly tended by Megumi Hori, her sister Hiroe, and their mother Yoko. After Megumi’s father passed away several years ago, Megumi returned to Wazuka to help her mother continue the near-century-long family legacy.
The Hori family processes their own tea and matcha in-house and are passionate about revitalizing the tea industry in Japan. By experimenting with rare cultivars and creating unique single-origin teas, they hope to reignite people’s appreciation of the beauty and complexity of high-quality Japanese tea.