August 10th is National S’mores Day and we thought this year it was time to step up our s’mores game and upgrade our chocolate from store bought to homemade. While tea and chocolate pair well together, many are unaware that tea IN chocolate is also fantastic. Tea is a great cooking ingredient that can easily be overlooked in the kitchen but we are here to inspire you to start eating your tea. We have found a mouth-watering recipe from Feast Magazine that you’ll definitely want to create and share with friends.
Chocolate In Tea
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Back to the recipe, let’s celebrate National S’mores Day the right way and make some tea-infused chocolate to pair well with our marshmallows and graham crackers.
- 1 tsp Art of Tea Vanilla Berry Truffle Loose Leaf Tea
- 7 oz 70-percent Dark Chocolate
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¹⁄₈ tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Dried Rose Petals
- Lightly grind tea using a mortar and pestle; set aside.
- In a double boiler over low heat, heat chocolate until about half is melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until all chocolate is melted. Stir in cinnamon and salt.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and smooth chocolate into a rectangle roughly 8-inches-by-10-inches. Sprinkle crushed tea and dried rose petals on top.
- Transfer tray to freezer until set (but not hard), about 25 minutes. Remove and cut bark into squares or triangles using a sharp knife. Transfer chocolate bark back into freezer for 2 hours or until hardened. Serve.