Readers of my blog will know that I’m mad about aromatherapy. But did you know that my love for it extends well beyond the essential oils used in therapeutic and beauty blends?
I went along to the most amazing tea and chocolate sensory experience at Rococo, the lovely artisan chocolate shop based in The Chester Grosvenor Hotel. It was jointly hosted by Rococo, and Quinteassential, a small independent tea boutique based in Cheshire.
Tea and chocolate! Two of my favourite things!
We were treated to a selection of tea blends paired with perfectly matched chocolate and were guided through the tasting by tea and chocolate experts. We explored which flavours and aromas worked well together, as well as learning the appropriate way to prepare tea.
My personal favourite was the beautifully floral Imperial Earl Grey. You can really identify the vanilla flavour in this tea. I took some home to enjoy whilst sitting in the garden.
I also loved the pairing of Quinteassential’s Signature Breakfast blend with Rococo’s Anglesey Sea Salt Caramel Ganache: heaven!
What I really took away from this though, was an appreciation of the art of tea blending. It really is so similar to essential oil blending, as you have to achieve the perfect balance of teas, or indeed, oils, to get the desired effect.
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