Monday, February 11, 2013

Strawberry Chocolate Tea

Lately, I've been on the quest for the perfect little black dress of chocolate cake recipes. You know the kind I'm talking about -- the perfectly moist, rich and decadent cake that you have to wash down with a tall glass of ice-cold milk. Why the sudden interest in chocolate cake? I was recently asked by a coworker if I could make a wedding cake for her upcoming October wedding. I was honored that she asked and I take this type of thing very seriously, so I told her I would make a few sample cakes for her to try. I ended up making 3 different chocolate cake recipes for her to sample and they were all very tasty; I will make another test cake for her to try when her family comes into town in a couple of months. Since I'm still in chocolate research mode, I will post the recipe at a later date.

For now, I will leave you with a new tea to try. Strawberry Chocolate Tea 1w
It's not nearly as good as a slice of chocolate cake, but if you're wanting to avoid the calories of said cake, this would be a great alternative. Last weekend, in my search for all things chocolate, I stumbled upon this Strawberry Chocolate tea made by the Republic of Tea. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so this would make a great gift for the tea-loving Valentine. To score bonus points with your Valentine, pair the tea with some chocolate-covered strawberries!
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This tea has a lovely chocolate aroma and delicate strawberry flavor. It is great on its own, but I enjoy mine hot with a bit of cream and sugar. This tea is available locally in Central Market and World Market.