No matter what time of year, Nothing says "I Love You" like a great cup of tea! Your sweetheart will enjoy sipping this well rounded, amber cup with its full flavor that lingers deliciously on the tongue. The aroma of decadent chocolate will draw you in, while the taste of rich chocolate and tart pomegranate will keep you coming back for more.
Ingredients: Black teas, cacao nibs, hibiscus flowers, flavorings and raspberry pieces.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
Valentine's Day Tea Cocktail
Infuse 1 Tbsp of Valentine's Day Tea blend in a glass jar with 4 oz vodka. Let steep for 5 days, then strain out the tea and chill.
Using a chilled a martini or other cocktail glass dip the rim in water and then swirl the rim in a plate of chocolate sugar until coated. I used 1 tsp cocoa to 3 tsp sugar.
Put 1oz of chilled Valentine's tea vodka in the prepared glass and fill with champagne (2-3 oz). Enjoy!
Valentine's Day Tea White Chocolate Mousse Tarts
(in all honesty - this recipe came from the Keebler box of graham cracker crusts - we only added the tea infusing instructions to the recipe)
1 can sweet condensed milk
6 1oz squares white choc, chopped
½ tsp almond extract
2 cups whipped cream
2 Tbsp Valentine's Day Blend Tea
2 pkgs Keebler graham pie crusts
Pour 1 cup of cream into a glass cup and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds until hot. Add the 2 Tbsp of Valentine's Day tea to the cream and let steep for 4 minutes. Strain out the tea leaves.
Chill your mixing bowl, beaters and the tea cream.
In a saucepan, add the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat and add almond extract. Cool, stirring occasionally.
In the chilled bowl, beat the cream and the tea cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
Spoon into crusts and refrigerate 4 hours until set.
Garnish as desired with fruit or chocolate.
Need a fast dessert? You can also make the infused tea cream, then whip it and layer it in parfait glasses with fresh berries and topped with chocolate shavings. Quick and delicious!