The setup is fairly simple. All you really need is your chocolate, a pen and paper, and a glass of water.
Remember, keep the setup minimal and comfortable.
Click here to download a chocolate tasting note sheet.*
*Note the flavour list at the top of the sheet. Don't rely too much on the list or a flavour wheel you may be using. These are guides only. Building any vocabulary requires you to connect new thoughts to the pre-existing ones already in your mind.
The chocolate you choose is up to you.
As a general rule, it's beneficial to begin your tasting with the chocolate containing the lowest percentage of cacao.
This allows your palate to slowly adjust to the intensity, especially if you are not used to eating dark chocolate.