Ha! Thought I'd forgotten about this? Or dropped it? I've been doing more tastings, have several notes to type up and share. Here's one.
Chocolate chips, as I've written before, are good for making into a beverage because they melt so quickly. Recently I discovered the chocolate made by Enjoy Life: pure, vegan, hypo-allergenic, "paleo-friendly" (as if stone-age hunters would have eaten this!) chocolate that tastes quite good.
And they make chips that are 69% cacao, which is practically perfect.
Here's what we did:
75 g (5 Tb) of these baking morsels
~1 tsp vanilla (I always eyeball it)
4 oz boiling water
It reminded me somewhat of the Baker's, but darker. It seemed heavy on low-medium notes, with a flavor that reminded me of chocolate ice cream, or chocolate Silk. It had a good balance of sweet and bitter. Not quite as deep or complex as others, but a nice solid comfy taste - I can definitely imagine this as a perfect camp drink! The aftertaste was more roasty than orchid-y, with a bit of lingering fuzz.
My sweetie gave it a thumbs up: a "normal" taste, she said, "straight up chocolate." Our seven-year-old called it "a little bitter but otherwise good."