Coming at me left and right
My mouth feels...alive
Banten Red is made in the style of black teas from China, where they are called “red tea” after the color of the finished infusion.
Unlike Indian and Sri Lankan black teas — which are deliberately made harsh so they can stand up to the addition of milk and sugar — Banten Red is made in the style of Chinese red teas, which tend to be smooth, earthy, and sweet.
Dr. Alex Halim makes this tea high up on the rich volcanic soils of Halimun Mountain in Banten, Indonesia.
This certified organic, stunningly delicious tea is a natural outgrowth of his vision of using green, sustainable farming to promote a better quality of life for the world.
Jcoco Agave Quinoa Sesame is a triple threat of care, whimsy, and deliciousness.
Care, because every bar you buy funds a donation of fresh food to someone in need, and each bar comes portion-controlled in 3 1oz portions.
Whimsy, because every 1oz portion is hand-wrapped in a chic image of a woman having way more fun than you are.
And deliciousness because the eclectic combination of flavors, inspired by a quinoa dish that owner Jean Thompson sampled while in Peru, is a creamy, salty, crunchy homage to the crisped rice chocolate bars that so many of us loved as children.
How do we make pairings that make people smile in their bones?
Woahfinding (n.) The art of discovering a Woah.
I was woahfinding in the woods the other day when I found this waterfall that is a Total. Woah.
When we go woahfinding, we sit down with a bunch of teas and chocolates and try pairing after pairing until something in our body goes Woah. It could be a flavor so magnificent that your mouth goes Woah. Or maybe a feeling so soothing that your heart goes Woah. As long as it's the body -- not the mind -- going Woah, we know we've got something worth sharing with you.
When you try Banten Red and Jcoco Agave Quinoa Sesame together, it's hard not to feel an explosion of flavor on your palate.
Banten Red is a deeply earthy tea, which makes you feel right at home. But when you bite into Jcoco Agave Quinoa Sesame, its sweet agave, deep milky cream and salty crunch take you into the totally opposite direction, straight into the air.
When you have them both at the same time, the stark contrast creates an explosion of flavor that might just make you go Woah.
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