Chocolate Tea

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.

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Making chocolate tea on the stove.

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.
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Ingredients for chocolate tea

This is how it is made:

  1. 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.
  2. Place two cups of milk  into a small saucepan.
  3. Add three spoonfuls of loose leaf Earl Grey tea.
  4. Bring the slow rolling boil.
  5. Turn  off the burner and place five spoonfuls of  loose leaf tea into a drawstring tea bag. Add this to the boiling water.
  6. Add the chocolate bar, broken into pieces.
  7. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
  8. Place a lid on the pot and leave it for about 2 minutes or until the tea has brewed to your satisfaction.
  9. Enjoy!