We were just mooching around town today and came across this little cute kiosk of a shop called Kami Teapresso, tea – matcha – chocolat. Always attracted to good looking brands, I headed straight for the counter to find out more about it.
Kami Teapresso specialises in tea, green teas and chocolate with espresso shots, and this is the first shop in HK. The owner was very friendly in explaining the drinks and that the hot chocolates are actually made with 100% Valrhona so are extremely dark. In disbelief I asked to see the cocoa product, to which he proudly presented the box and it was indeed 100% Valrhona cocoa! I had to try it so went for the spiced cocoa, imaging a lovely warming christmasy drink.
The drink smelt wonderful, with smells of cinnamon and nutmeg brewing from the milky chocolatey liquid. I decided to drink through the stirrer straw instead of the spout, as it was easier to continue shopping around the mall in this manner. The spiced cocoa wasn’t bad, I think I wanted to like it, but the added cinnamon and nutmeg made it very powdery which I’m not a fan of and even though it was evenly distributed throughout the drink, it just made it less enjoyable. I think if the chocolate had been brought to the boil with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg rind it would have a more delicate and richer flavour. But of course this preparation would take a lot longer.
I should have gone with the recommendations on their menu and stuck with a hot cocoa!