March 2012 — Virginia Dare has developed new chocolate flavors coupled with Virginia Dare natural black tea flavors, which impart a distinctive chocolate scent and taste.
Chocolate teas are the color of traditional black tea, as the flavors do not add significant color to the already relatively dark beverage. The finished beverage is 10 brix, providing approximately 100 calories per 8 oz. serving.
Virginia Dare’s chocolate tea formulations currently use a low level of citric acid as the acidulant and are sweetened with cane sugar.
Chocolate tea beverages add a luxury and decadent perception to an already popular beverage.