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Tea flavored chocolate bars?

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jaykayen May 3, 2009 04:37 PM

Besides the Vosges matcha tea one? I'm hoping for oolong or black.

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    outshined May 5, 2009 03:48 PM

    Choclateas, by Smile Chocolates are very tea-infused. I have found them at Joan's On Third. They're Malibu-based.

    http://www.smilechocolatiers.com/inde...

    Mr. Marcel in the Grove was a great suggestion; I'm always finding awesome chocolate bars there.

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      schrutefarms May 5, 2009 11:32 AM

      The Grove should be a one-stop-shop, with M. Marcels, Cost Plus, and Whole Foods, you should be able to find all the bars you're looking for.

      1. J.L. May 4, 2009 10:38 PM

        I miss those matcha tea-flavored Kit Kats we found in Japan.... Anyone know if those are available in L.A.?

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          Dommy May 5, 2009 11:29 AM

          Occassionally they show up at Mitsuwa in fun size packs.

          --Dommy!

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            liu May 5, 2009 07:47 PM

            Although I can't be specific, Nijiya Market (on Sawtelle and elsewhere) also seems to carry quite a few cookies and candies that I don't see elsewhere.

        2. ipsedixit May 4, 2009 10:30 PM

          Try Cost Plus.

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            fdb May 3, 2009 10:18 PM

            Jin Patisserie makes earl grey, and several other tea flavors.

            http://www.jinpatisserie.com/store/pr...

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              jaykayen May 3, 2009 10:21 PM

              lovely, but I want bars. it's a small gift. Anything from Jin would be too much.

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                PinotPlease May 4, 2009 06:10 PM

                I've gotten tea flavored bars from Whole Foods before. Not sure what their stock situation is now, but I know that at least the 3rd and Fairfax branch has a pretty kickin' chocolate selection, and if you're in the area and that doesn't work there's M. Marcel and a couple chocolate places across the street in the Farmer's Market. Good luck!

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              bulavinaka May 3, 2009 07:22 PM

              I've had pretty good luck finding various chocolates at The Curious Palate on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista. I am normally more like as RicRios prefers - tea and chocolate separated in distinct categories. But I have seen some chocolates there with very unique combinations, like chile hazelnut, mango masala, blackberry sage, and orange cardamom. You might try calling to see if they offer any chocolates infused with teas other than green tea, which I do recall seeing as well.

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              The Curious Palate
              12034 Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA

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                Dommy May 3, 2009 08:38 PM

                Yup... I think they have one with Assam in it...

                --Dommy!

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                  jaykayen May 3, 2009 10:25 PM

                  Great, thanks.

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                RicRios May 3, 2009 05:51 PM

                I know this will sound hopelessly un-cool, but: what about tea when you want tea and chocolate when you want chocolate?

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                  jaykayen May 3, 2009 07:18 PM

                  I only frown on flavored tea, not on tea-flavored food.

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                    Cinnamon May 3, 2009 08:45 PM

                    This.

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