Recipe: Hot chocolate chai
Chocolate chai tea is cloudy, but the aroma and taste are clearly delightful. Adding a hint of cocoa to loose tea leaves in the pot is the magic formula that will have princesses asking for more. Have a small pitcher of warm milk and a bowl of sugar for each princess to add as much as she likes. I add a little sugar to my cup, no milk, and stir it with chocolate sticks found in sweet shops or candy stores.
- 2 tablespoons chai tea leaves
- 1 teaspoon unsweetend cocoa
- 1 quart boiling water
- Sugar and warm milk as desired
- Chocolate stirrers
1 Place the tea leaves and cocoa in the teapot and pour the boiling water over. Let steep for 5 minutes.
2 To serve, add 1 teaspoon of sugar to each teacup and fill two-thirds full with tea. Add warm milk to taste and stir with the chocolate stirrers.
Makes 1 quart.
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Excerpted from Princess Tea by Janeen A. Sarlin with Noelle Shipley. Photographs by Sheri Giblin. Copyright © 2009 by Janeen A. Sarlin. Excerpted by permission of Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.