Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Obolo Chocolate - 64% Cacao Lapsang Souchong bar - Dec. 28, 2019

Chocolate of the Day:

Obolo Chocolate
64% Cacao Lapsang Souchong (bar)
Good +
Weight: .88 oz. (25 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 140 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Holiday Tea and Spirits Theme Week.

Today's 64% Cacao Lapsang Souchong (tea) bar was made by Obolo Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in Santiago, Chile.

This complex, relatively sweet dark chocolate broke with a hard snap and was full of smoked tea, savory, fruit, floral aroma and flavor notes. It was an enjoyable and satisfying dark chocolate ride.

I love umami flavors, so I'll never say no to a well-executed, well-balanced bar like this with hints of clean smoked tea.

*Lapsang Souchang tea is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region (Fujian Province) in China. Tea leaves are dried over a smoking pine fire, giving the tea its characteristic smoky flavor and aroma.

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