A Mother’s Day Treat with Delysia Chocolatier
Pamper mom this “Mother’s Day” with a virtual chocolate and tea pairing from Delysia Chocolatier.
Having taken another virtual class recently by this Austin, TX chocolate company, I can attest that it makes for a fun and enlightening time, particularly when you learn that founder Nicole Patel is actually allergic to chocolate. Patel, who began making chocolates professionally after creating some for fun for her husband’s colleagues one Christmas, relies on a keen sense of smell to get her truffle flavors just right.
When the pandemic hit, she began offering virtual tasting events. On May 8, she’ll host “Tea Time with Mom,” starting at 4 p.m. CST, in which she’ll instruct how to pair her chocolates with various teas.
For $69.95, you receive a box of goodies for the event like this sample one I just got. Inside are five Tea Forte sachets, the tallest tea mug I’ve ever seen (topping out at a height of 6 1/2 inches), a lavender milk chocolate bar, and a four-piece truffle box. (The kit is $59.95 without the mug.) Plus, you get a “seat” at the virtual tasting.
Discover how black currant, white ginger pear, chamomile citron, green mango peach, and African solstice teas pair with the floral sweet yet not overpowering lavender chocolate bark, along with herbed lemonade, apple pie, pomegranate rose, and black currant balsamic truffles.
The tasting kit must be ordered by May 3 to ensure it is shipped in time for the virtual event.
If you’d rather skip the class and just give or enjoy chocolates, Delysia also offers a limited edition “Love You, Mom” 16-piece truffle assortment for $55.95.