Day 9 of our Tea Advent Calendar.. happy Monday! Today's tea is the perfect 'pick me up' for you. It's the delightful Mint Choc Chai!!

All the spiced flavour you would expect in a chai, harmoniously married with seriously rich, dark cocoa beans and fresh peppermint leaf.

Mint Choc Chai SUKI

This chocolate and mint infusion is full of flavour and just perfect for this time of the year..!

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Sweet Mint, Spice

There is a beautiful chocolate chai flavour initially, with a note of peppermint to follow, with our favourite spicy undertones throughout. A smooth, creamy cup to cosy up with this Christmas.

How We Like It

Brew 1 teaspoon (2.5g) per 200ml water. Or 1 Suki scoop per stump teapot. Infuse in freshly boiled water (98°C) for 3-5 minutes.

Mint Choc Chai SUKI

Combine it with steamed milk and you will have the most delicious Christmas treat around! For an even tastier treat try out our Mint Choc Chai truffles Recipe below! They are amazing, and make for a lovely little homemade Christmas gift!

Mint Choc Chai Truffles Recipe

What you'll need

mint choc chai truffles

150ml  double cream

2 tbs of Mint Choc Chai

150g baking chocolate

80g cocoa powder 

Tip: Popping the loose-leaf tea into a tea-sac works well for this recipe as you want to keep the truffles as smooth as possible. If you do not have tea-sacs, do not fear! Just add the tea leaves directly to the cream and the strain out before adding the chocolate

Method

Place cream in to a microwave-safe glass bowl or jug. Microwave for 1 minute or just until it is boiling. If using a tea sac, just fill it up with 2 tbs of tea and pop it into the cream (Alternatively, put the tea directly into the tea and then strain out afterwards). If using a tea sac, make sure to press the tea bag firmly with a spoon against sides of the jug to release flavor. Steep for 6 minutes before removing/ straining. If you want a strong mint flavour, just repeat the tea infusing process with new tea leaves. 

Add the chocolate morsels, and stir well until melted and smooth (you can always pop the mixture back into the microwave, for a quick zap if the mixture has cooled). 

Place mixture into the fridge and chill until the mixture is thick enough to scoop (should take roughly, 2 hours).  

Remove from refrigerator, and let stand 20 minutes.

Using a spoon, scoop mixture out of the bowl and form into marble size balls. Then roll truffles in cocoa powder and enjoy with a mug of Mint Choc Chai!

If you enjoyed today's tea or need more to made some of our truffles you can get Mint Choc Chai for £4.95!

Remember the little bag of tea inside each box may look like plastic but it's actually a material called Natureflex which can be disposed of in your home food waste bin or home composting. And don't forget to recycle your cardboard boxes! Did you know we have gone plastic free with our new packaging too? Read more here!

Let us know in the comments below how you enjoyed today's tea and if you tried out our truffle recipe! Tag us @sukitea or #sukitea on social media. We love seeing everyone's photos!

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