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With a twist today. I substituted one quarter of the leaves with Adagio’s cinnamon black. It turned out to be a very nice combination. I’m glad I didn’t add more cinnamon than I did because I think that would have overpowered the chocolate.
Well. I say chococlate, but really it’s more cocoa than it’s chocolate, I think.
As mentioned, though, a nice combination, which seems pretty nicely balanced between the two flavours if I do say so myself. I think a little bit of milk would have suited it too, smoothing it out a bit, but I didn’t have any so someone else will have to test that for me.
Weirdly, it’s also a combination that works tolerably well with this I-need-to-use-these-leeks-for-something-soon-improvisation-surprise-soup that I’m having for dinner.
but with a twist!
I’m f-f-f-f-f-freezing! So I wanted a tea with a warming sort of flavour. You know chocolate with chili in it, right?
So I had this chocolate tea and I had this here chili powder and I thought, “hmmmmm…. Self, it’s worth a try.”
I made a small strong pot of chocolate tea and added half a teaspoon of chili, stirred and steeped.
The result was… this very red sort of tea, seriously it’s almost as red as a pu-ehr. It smells like a spicy spaghetti sauce and the flavour has gone really sweet in an unpleasant sort of way, with the hotness of the chili scratching my esophagus all the way down.
It’s not very pleasant and it’s not even warming. It’s not impossible that I used too much chili, but I don’t really feel inclined to experiment further with this.
I’m not going to drink the rest of the pot, but at least I’ve learned something. That in itself is a good thing, right?
Forgot about it and seriously oversteeped it. It doesn’t seem to have had a negative impact on the tea though, since it’s neither bitter nor overly strong. It’s got a very smooth and very nice flavour of chocolate without being dominated by sweetness, and I can recommend drinking it plain or add a little milk to the cup and give it a sort of chocolate milk quality. (pretty thin chocolate milk, but hey, you can’t have everything)
Also, try brewing it with a pinch of mint, for an After Eight sort of variation.