I am a genius!
So tonight I wanted tea and hot chocolate but couldn’t decide between the two. Suddenly I remember that I have this tea. I loooooove salted caramel anything, and I’ve had the Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate but it was way too sweet. So I figured I should maybe give this a shot at home, to see if I can tone down the sugar.
Steep notes: 1 tbsp. hot chocolate mix (from Penzey’s), 8 oz. milk, 4 oz. water, 0.5 tbsp. leaf. Steeped on the stove at the below parameters.
OMG this was unreal. The smell is milky caramel and cocoa. The Penzey’s mix has cinnamon and vanilla in it so I’m getting a more complex hot chocolate flavor with caramel mostly at the end of the sip. Definitely similar to Starbucks, without all the extra chemicals. Definitely amazing – this is by far my most favorite way of drinking this.
Now I know what the remainder of this tea will be allocated for – and I might have to get more of it (if I even can) just to recreate this at will.