We heart the idea of seducing your loved one this Valentine’s Day with the sensuous pairing of warm tea served with sweet tea-infused chocolate truffles, made with Tracy Stern Salontea, The Lover, a Chocolate Chai tea. This tea blend is a natural aphrodisiac, not to mention that the art of pouring tea is incredibly sensual! Tea has been a drink of seduction throughout history: many love affairs began over meeting for tea and ended as the greatest love stories of all time. We’re pretty confident that you will love this delicious V-Day treat!
- 2/3 heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (cut into pieces and softened)
- 2 tablespoons of The Lover tea-chocolate Chai tea leaves
- 6 oz finest bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine the cream and butter in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Stir in the tealeaves. Remove from heat and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
Put chocolate in a bowl and strain the cream mixture through a sieve over the chocolate: discard the tealeaves. Whisk the chocolate and cream mixture together until smooth, chill for approximately 2 hours until mixture is firm.
Dust your hands with a bit of cocoa (or cinnamon) then use your hands to roll the chilled chocolate mixture into balls (Tracy likes to use a melon scooper).
Use 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of chocolate mixture for each truffle. Drop the truffles into the cocoa, turn them until they’re lightly coated, and then place them in an airtight container. Store them in layers separated by wax paper.
Serve in edible rose petals…enjoy!
|SALONTEA, created by Tracy Stern, is a luxury tea and lifestyle brand that fuses fashion, entertainment, style and art with tea. Tracy’s inspiration to create SALONTEA came from the luxurious experience of the French Salon and elegant tearooms from the 17th Century. SALONTEA offers a selection of delicious teas in a variety of blends including green, chai, decaffeinated, black and white. The teas are handpicked and custom-blended from the finest private estates. Teas and other products can be ordered on-line or purchased in several fine boutiques, specialty stores and spas worldwide. SALONTEA has a celebrity following and has been featured in InStyle as “Oprah’s favorite,” among several other publications. Check the Tracy Stern SALONTEA website to order the teas, spa products, and the Tea Party book.
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