Updated: Mar 31

Ingredients: Cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, chrysanthemum flower buds

Tasting notes: Chrysanthemum fragrance layered with notes of honey and a long sweet lingering finish

Chrysanthemum is a symbol of longevity and rejuvenation. Brewed as a tea, it is believed to have cooling and cleansing properties. Prized chrysanthemum buds sourced from Zhejiang, China, are blended with fruity cacao from Rehoboth Estate, bringing forth elegant floral aroma and notes of honey with a long sweet lingering finish.

Shiny and not homogeneous on the surface

Brown color ***

Aroma: floral, herbal, honey, scents of sweet milk

Mouthfeel: warm and slightly fresh

Texture: creamy

Snap: ****

Structure/Hardness: ***

Texture: *****

Roundness: ******

Sweetness: *****

Aromatic finesse: ****


Astringency: *


Intensity: *****

Complexity: ****

Length/Aftertaste: ******

Chrysanthemum tea is made from the mum plant and it has a fragrant sweet taste with delicate honey notes and floral character. It is very unique in its simplicity.

Flavor profile: as everyone in the bean-to-bar chocolate world knows, after a grand entrance, the audience supposed to applaud the displays of flavors. This specialty tea inclusion bar from Fossa does not fail that goal not for its complexity but for revealing the delicacy of a blossoming garden. The smoothness I am talking about lies in the ease of perceiving an aroma and a flavor but the difficulty in identifying it. As soon as you start the sampling, there is no chance in hell you can miss the spreading of "spring fragrance" on the nose. When you start the gustatory analysis, you will be involved by the gentleness of milk chocolate, acacia honey, honeydew melon undertones, and, as a result of the original inclusion, a floral elixir that is exquisite as a meadow in springtime. Every bite forwarded me the freshness of rosewater ending with a subtle, flowery, slightly tangy rose tea sensation.

Right there just beneath the surface beats the heart of white chocolate rosewater macarons.

Values expressed in stars from 1 to 8. If the bar is extraordinarily close to perfection, I can go up to 10.