Fossa Chocolate is one of our favorite chocolates makers. Every time we look at their bars our mouth begins to water and our mind is amazed by their bold flavor choices. Each of these chocolate bars are handcrafted in their Singapore workshop. One reason we love them is they some of the best tea / chocolate bars in the business. They also do not lack on creative Asian flavors. See for yourself.
HONEY ORCHID DANCONG HONGCHA
Tasting notes: Lingering lychee sweetness with a biscuity undertone
International Chocolate Awards 2019 Gold Award winner.
A collaboration chocolate with rare tea curator - Pekoe & Imp.
Honey Orchid (蜜兰香, Mi Lan Xiang) is a dancong (单枞) tea cultivated in the Phoenix Mountain (凤凰山, Feng Huang Shan) of Guangdong Province. Made into a Hongcha (Western style black tea), this tea is naturally sweet and fruity, mimicking natural aroma of fruits and flowers.
The first lot curated from the Spring 2010 harvest in Shen Ya Village (深垭村) had us smitten. Eight years of aging resulted in a smooth and creamy tea with very low astringency. Its characteristic lychee fragrance and red date sweetness complemented the biscuity Kokoa Kamili cacao from Tanzania perfectly.
The most recent lot retained all that we loved about this tea. Hand-harvested from Tian Zhu Keng village (甜竹坑村) in Spring 2020, it has lovely lychee and mango fragrance along with the typical red date sweetness and low astringency. Paired with the same Kokoa Kamili cacao, it is a delicious chocolate to be savoured slowly.