Friday, February 1, 2008

Seasonal Truffles: Jasmine Green Tea and Chamomile Lemongrass

It's that time of year again; with Valentine's Day rearing its rose-colored head, everyone at the cafe is in full-time chocolate-making mode. And while most of it involves pumping out our favorites like the Exotic Salted Caramels and Sea-salt Nib Bar, we do still have a few tricks up our sleeves.

Shown here are two of our newest truffle concoctions: Jasmine Green Tea and Chamomile Lemongrass. The first is a white chocolate ganache scented with organic jasmine blossoms, dipped in a white chocolate shell, topped with Japanese matcha powder. Matcha powder, if you have not seen it before, is the ceremonial green tea enjoyed at the Japanese Tea Ceremony and is made from harvesting, drying, and powdering the finest tea leaves. We will find this truffle creamy and refreshing, with subtle and lingering notes of the floral jasmine flavor.

The second and bolder infusion is flavored with organic chamomile blossoms and lemongrass stalks. Covered in a white chocolate shell and topped with candied lemon peel, this truffle has a much deeper infusion of floral notes. Bathed in a woody chamomile scent with a lemony finish, we think it's perfect for the forthcoming spring season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those look great. The matcha looks a little old though. The stuff Im used to looks a little more green/bright.