Tasting notes: Tawny Port, Prunes
A single-origin chocolate from the Rehoboth Estate in the Calinan district of Davao City, Philippines. They only brought in a small amount of beans this time so very limited quantities are currently available.
This is a dark chocolate that reminded them of a dark milk chocolate with its creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Perhaps that’s why it pairs so well with tea. They made a nano batch of these special chocolate for the Tea & Chocolate pairing workshop held in collaboration with Pekoe & Imp in early September and it was a hit. The freshly roasted cacao bean has distinctive notes of port wine, and that carried through in the chocolate bar – very interesting!
Ingredients: Cacao beans (70%), cane sugar
Details: The cacao was sourced from their friends, Michael and Doris who started a wet bean collection center and fermentation facility in Calinan, Davao City in 2015. Every year during the harvesting season from November to January, wet beans are collected from smallholder farmers to be fermented and dried.