For those that aren’t big on matcha, here’s another drinking chocolate I just made:
1/3 c. milk (chocolate or plain)
3TB drinking chocolate mix
1 heaping teaspoon of your favorite chai
1 packet (individual serving) instant coffee
1TB spiced rum creamer (pumpkin spice would also be killer)
Heat milk til bubbles start forming on the surface and add chai. Steep for 5 min and strain. Add chocolate mix, instant coffee, and creamer. Mix completely, pour into your favorite bowl, and drink up!
2.25g steeped in only 2oz purified water. (just enough to cover the leaves). Add 4oz milk and 1 TBS Spiced Rum creamer. Makes a great winter drink for those who don’t drink alcohol. And much healthier for children than hot cocoa! For extra chocolate flavor shave 1oz 100% dark chocolate, add to the milk, and melt. Add chai concentrate.
3rd infusion: 7min
Hmmm… lighter than normal for a 3rd infusion of this tea in all 3 points of the tirfecta (aroma, liquor, and taste). I had this w/ pancakes this morning and didn’t want a heavier tea so I just steeped it in water and, even though I RARELY sweeten my tea, added a tiny drizzle of maple syrup to echo the pancakes. YUM!
I wanted to see what chocolate and rose taste like so I steeped the only chocolate tea I had, this, as directed (it’s a 2nd infusion so 6 min in boiling water) except I used 2.25 g of tea and 6 oz of water instead of 8 then used that to steep a tea bag (2nd infusion also) of The Republic of Teas Get Relaxed! for 8 min. The 1st infusion of the chai was used in a dirty chai so the little coffee that remained gave it a little depth and the rose from the Get Relaxed gave a flirty undertone that was slightly floral but no where near perfumey- I LOVE IT!
I was craving a dirty chai misto, so I grabbed my chocolate chai.
3oz double strength premade coffee, boiled used to steep 2.25 g of tea for 5 min. Instead of placing my ingenuiTEA right on top of the cup I was going to drink out of, I placed the tea concentrate in a pan, added 3oz cold fat free milk and heated it up again and then poured the dirty chai misto in my cup and enjoyed!