It’s been such a busy time at work lately that I haven’t had the brain power to really sit down and write the notes that I’ve wanted to for DT’s new hot chocolate/tea powder blends but my goal tonight was to clear ALL the tasting notes from my outstanding queue, so here we are…
If you missed it (which is fair – so much going on it the world right now) DAVIDsTEA recently released three new tea infused hot chocolate powders. These were fun to work on the development of and, in particular, I’m really proud of the fact that we managed to create something so rich and flavourful that’s both organic while also not being too sweet and that has such a pleasant texture too!
If you’re looking for the flavour out of the three options that’s the closest to being a “neutral” hot chocolate then I think this would be the one. It has the same very rich and smooth cocoa flavour that they all do, but combined with the subtle sweetness and slight fruity flavour of lucuma and then a honeyed rooibos taste that’s distinct in the undertones and finish.
You absolutely can make these hot chocolates just in water but however they were really designed and developed with the intention for them to be prepared in milk or a milk alternative. The mouthfeel is just so lush and thick that way and it’s a good balance of sweetness with the fattiness of the milk kind of helping carry that flavour without the use of heavy sugars.
Like, I know I’m hella biased here but I’m just so proud of the work we did on these teas! I’ve tasted the hot chocolate powders from companies like Blume and over the years I’ve had a lot of cocoa powder tisanes and usually they’re just rough and gritty and these are sooooo smooth!
Yeah – that’s my general rant for the Superfood Hot Chocolates. Just amazing tea infused hot chocolates that are DIVINE lattes.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.