Ditch the biccies. Green tea and dark choc is where it’s at

Seed and Bean chocolate of Northamptonshire has joined forces with Clipper Teas to highlight the delicious qualities and health-giving benefits of green tea and dark chocolate. They suggest you leave the biscuits in the tin. Instead, grab a few squares of dark chocolate and enjoy them with a cup of green tea for the perfect tea break.

For the next few months, customers buying a box of Clipper Green Tea can claim a free Seed and Bean dark chocolate bar.

Nutritionist Libby Lemon is supporting the partnership. She said: “Grabbing a sweet treat for a tea break such as a biscuit or cake can actually be worse for our energy levels and our waistlines than we might realise. The traditional tea-break treat can be laden with sugar, which in the short term gives you an energy high but quickly has a rebound effect, leading to blood-sugar lows which manifest themselves as energy dips and cravings for more sugary or refined carbs.

“I recommend to my clients that they have two or three cups of Clipper Organic and Fairtrade Green Tea per day with up to 30g of dark chocolate. Having a green tea and two or three squares of dark chocolate mid-morning and mid-afternoon is the perfect way to consume enough of the active ingredients found in them without having too much chocolate.”

Clipper Teas said: “We are delighted to find a chocolate brand which shares the same priorities of taste and ethics. Seed and Bean share our dedication to Fairtrade and organic ingredients, the chocolate is made in England just like our teas, and the brand is 100% natural.”

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.