Feature Flora x Escazú Chocolates - Amehojicha & 75% Chuao 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: 9g Amehojicha Tea, 80g 75% Chuao Chocolate Bar, Information sheet about tea and chocolate with tasting notes in a cloth bag
Amehojicha Tea: Tencha leaves are roasted to create this unique and rare tea. The roasted Tencha has delicate sweet notes, giving it the name Amehojicha, 'are' meaning sweet in Japanese. Net Wt. 9g of loose leaf tea (3 servings with multiple steeps per serving)
75% Chuao Chocolate: Chuao is a town in Aragua State in Venezuela, a valley, accessible only by boat or a long hike through the National Park Henri Pittier, from Choroní. Chuao's entire culture and economy revolves around cacao, their festivities are based on the harvests and even the way the town is set, with a drying patio in front of the church instead of the town square, as it is in most Latin American Countries. 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.