Chocolate tea. It sounds decadent and delicious, and it won’t disappoint. A wonderful combination of flavors, in fact it would be hard to find anything better, especially on a cold, dreary day.
There are a number of ways to prepare chocolate tea, but an old favorite is to use a small bar of the best quality dark chocolate that you can lay your hands on. Never the sweet milk chocolate, but the dark, creamy kind.
The ingredients are simple:
- Enough loose leaf black tea for one pot. I generally use one spoonful for each cup of liquid, and then one extra spoonful.
- 2 cups of milk. For example, this can be skim, 2%, whole or almond. Whatever kind you like.
- A small bar of good quality dark chocolate.
This is how it is made:
- Place three spoonfuls of Earl Grey tea into a drawstring bag. Bags made for this purpose can often be bought where good tea is sold.
- Place two cups of milk into a small saucepan.
- Add three spoonfuls of loose leaf Earl Grey tea.
- Bring the slow rolling boil.
- Turn off the burner and place five spoonfuls of loose leaf tea into a drawstring tea bag. Add this to the boiling water.
- Add the chocolate bar, broken into pieces.
- Stir until the chocolate has melted.
- Place a lid on the pot and leave it for about 2 minutes or until the tea has brewed to your satisfaction.