After copious amounts of cocoa and a few scalded tongues, the taste tests are complete and it’s official – these hot beverages are among Britomart’s best.

First of all, it has to be said – we mean no disrespect to coffee. Without it there’s a good chance this article would cease to exist, but sometimes, sometimes the standard flat white just isn’t enough. For those days when you crave flavour, sugar, spice or something strong, these five have you sussed.

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Ortolana Valhora Hot Chocolate, $7

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Supreme Seafarers Brew, $4.50

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L’Assiette Chilli Hot Chocolate, $5

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Storm & India Almond Macaroon Tea from Little Bird Unbakery, $4.50

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Milse Spiced Apple & Cinnamon, $5