I am craving more comfort this morning, this time in the form of chocolate. Chocolate Earl Grey tea, that is. I know, not my usual choice in a cuppa but I am always intrigued to try new types of tea. To close your mind and your palate in saying that you wouldn’t enjoy something before you try it is not the way that I’d like to approach life.
Not only does this black tea Earl Grey contain chocolate pieces and cacao beans, it also has lemongrass, lemon peel, corn flowers, jasmine flowers and sunflower blossoms in the blend.
A very colorful mix indeed as you can see in my photo above!
I steeped the tea for 4 minutes in boiling point (212 degree F) water.
A chocolate aroma wafted from my teapot along with tangy notes of bergamot and lemon. Comforting and refreshing…
This tea was a delight to photograph with all of the little colorful bits mingling in with the tea leaves.
It’s a crystal clear day here on Ramble Road. My jewelry show yesterday was a wonderful success in that it gave me the opportunity to share my work with many visitors to my booth. It’s always gratifying to receive positive feedback and appreciation for one’s artwork.
While I find many Earl Greys to be too “perfumy” for my taste, the addition of chocolate and lemon gave it such an interesting combination of flavors – the light tang of the lemon along with the deep, rich flavor of the chocolate.
What a perfect gift for the chocolate lovers on your list!
Today will be spent moving art supplies over to my new place and setting up my studio space. Have a lovely Sunday, my dear tea friends.
There is much beauty in a simple cup of tea…