Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter from Barb's Tea Service! Wishing you lots of great tea and very good chocolate in your basket!

Easter basket filled with Bon Bon Bons

 After filling your Easter basket with jelly beans, peeps and brightly colored eggs, choose the ultimate chocolate treats from our favorite Michigan chocolatiers:  Bon Bon Bon and Mindo, (and, rather exclusively,  my friend, Pam).

Enjoying Earl Grey bon bon with Earl Grey tea

When Easter falls in April, I get more of my share of goodies, since it's also my birthday month.  I love sweets, but chocolate is on the top of my list, as any readers of this blog know, I write about chocolate almost as much as tea. Of course, holidays and birthdays are a good excuse to indulge (it's worth a few more steps on the daily dog walk).

Key Lime truffle, incredibly delicous!

 Last week, my son, Matt, gifted me with a dozen bon bons from Bon Bon Bon. I've been enjoying one (or two) a day with a cup of tea. There were some I hadn't tried before and they were as amazingly delicious as all my old favorites. Key Lime Pie is incredible - it even has a little crumble crust between the key lime mousse and the chocolate shell.

Earl Grey bon bons created with help from BTS

Included in this dozen bon bons was my go-to truffle to accompany my go-to tea, Earl Grey.  When Rachel and I took the truffle-making class at Bon Bon Bon last summer, we assisted in making those fabulous Earl Grey chocolates.

Barb, Alex (owner of Bon Bon Bon) & Rachel

Mindo Chocolate is another great place to stock up on holiday treats for your Easter basket. Barb's Tea Service worked with Mindo in a recent chocolate tasting event. You can see the ingredients just bursting out of every bar and they are simply scrumptious to eat.

Mindo offers a variety chocolate bars  We love the dark chocolate and sea salt.

The ingredients burst out of every bar!

Pam and Barb with Dana from Mindo Chocolate

Finally, and I know it's not available everywhere, but if you are lucky enough to have a friend who makes you homemade fudge, there's really no equal. My birthday treasure-bath this year included a box full of espresso fudge from my very good friend and tea associate.  #thankspam  #extralongwalksthismonth #worthit

Delicious homemade fudge part of birthday treasure bath

Whatever you find in your Easter basket: peeps, jelly beans, sinful chocolate or, best of all, lots of good times with family and  friends, we at Barb's Tea Service wish you a Happy, Happy Easter!

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