Try This and That

Tea and chocolate.  I like them together the most, but am just as happy to have them on their own.  I think there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have a cup of tea and a piece of chocolate.  Really, it is like my own little bit of comfort and delight a daily dose of medicine.   I take all kinds of tea… green, black, vanilla, with milk (the proper English way, of course) or without.  And as for my dear chocolate, I have one requirement, that it is good chocolate.  I do prefer dark chocolate as a little goes a long way and there is just so much more to it.

I’m always on the lookout for new teas and chocolates and so I thought you too, might like to try these pretties.  These are two of my new favs:
B.T. McElrath’s Salty Dog Chocolate Bar (chocolate and salt, could there be any better combination?).
Teavana : a mix of Jasmine Dragon Pearls and Rooibos Tropica.  I have the coolest little contraption and it brews the perfect loose tea.  This tea has such a nice sweet taste that I can drink it totally plain.  But if you must add something a little honey does the trick.


  • Maggie May
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 9:25pm

    I drink mostly green tea, and every day= four cups of green tea a day prevents heart disease, cancer of numerous kinds, and mental decline.

    Dark chocolate is SO good for you, in small daily amounts. It’s packed with antioxidants. So drink up, I say!

  • lily-g
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 9:52pm

    My grandmother lived to 98 and every day had a small piece of dark chocolate with a cup of tea, she told me thats why she lived so long she never gave up the pleasures of life, I always have dark chocolate in the fridge and my kids love it too x

  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 9:53pm

    that sounds so delish – I’m going to brew up some tea tonight, in honor of your post….And that salty dog chocolate….my mouth is watering! mmmm!

  • Millie
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 11:38pm

    Lovely post Trina – yes, life's too short to drink bad wine or eat cheap & nasty chocolate! Make mine very dark & Belgian thanks!
    Millie ^_^

  • Helen Cox
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 1:29am

    I’m totally with you on the chocolate front…but tea is a complicated issue for me. I don’t like the taste :o) Being from England this has really held me back in life…I’m a tea outcast!

  • My Favorite and My Best
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 6:39am

    a girl after my own heart.
    chocolate + salt= love.
    have you tried the vosges barcelona bar? it is milk (although they call it a dark/milk bc of the higher percentage of coca solids) chocolate with hickory smoked almonds and french sea salt. paired with earl grey it is easily the yummiest thing in the world.

  • paula
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 7:20am

    I love tea. It’s such a yummy treat.

  • sarah
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 10:08am

    I also eat a piece of chocolate every day. I think if I had to go without I’d suffer serious withdrawals. I drink green tea almost daily but also love a tasty cup of chai (with soy milk) mmmm

  • Anne Marie
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 2:24pm

    I have to laugh at how your about me is something I could say about myself…with the chocolate, papers and pens, books and cooks and decorated dens- just wonderful.

  • SoftSpoken
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 3:31pm

    Just about every day in college I ate a piece of a Santander 70% Cocoa Bar (an amazing dark chocolate from Columbia) and a cup of tea.

  • Kotori
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 5:43pm

    I have the same little contraption! And I just discovered the Roobios/ Dragon Pearl combo too. I’m completely in love with it, although I do still add milk… Now I’m going to have to hunt down that chocolate bar!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 8:51pm

    Lily- well I shall think of living to 98 every time I have my tea and chocolate

    The Barcelona Bar is actually my most favorite candy bar in the world.. it is divine!!!!

    Well if we could all get together I would have you over for tea and some chocolates!


  • [J]
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:40am

    I may have to try this!

  • Helen Cox
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:26pm

    Well, I obviously wouldn’t know for sure but Yorkshire Gold is supposed to be one of the best. I come from Yorkshire and used to serve it to customers in a tea room (alongside about 40 other varieties of tea) quite ironic given I don’t even drink it myself.

    Lady Grey and Earl Grey were also popular choices!

  • Lisa
    Commented on April 4th, 2009 at 9:01am

    Teavana is one of my most favorite stores in the world! Really, I could spend hours in there. The Mandarin Green tea and Sweet Fruit Garden are also worth trying.

  • HeddyShea
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 9:40pm

    Be still my heart! I love, love chocolate and salt combo!

    Love the blog too!

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