Hot Chocolate With Spiced Tea

chai hot chocolate

Ever since it started raining outside, I have been craving hot chocolate on weekends. So I thought I will add a little twist to a sinful cup of hot cocoa by adding some loose leaf tea. I found a few recipes online and then zeroed in on trying it with Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling tea. The natural flavours of honey in the Darjeeling tea complimented the chocolate and spices perfectly. Read on for the recipe:


2 cups water
2 teaspoon loose-leaf Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling tea
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
Small piece of ginger – grated
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups cream
6 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. In a small saucepan, heat water to a boil. Drop in tea leaves, turn off heat, and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain tea back into pan and add star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger, sugar and cream. Heat over medium heat until the mixture scalds, watching carefully so that it does not spill over

2. Put chocolate in a medium bowl. Strain hot cream mixture into bowl with chocolate. Add vanilla and whisk until chocolate is melted. Transfer to mugs and serve warm or chilled.

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