Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TEA TIME: Ask the Healing Powers Series a Question!

Chocolate and Tea--a Perfect Pairing for V-Day

Q: Why do you think chocolate and tea are a perfect match?
A: Both superfoods have amazing powers to help nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Pairing this mighty duo is like apple pie and vanilla ice cream or salt and pepper. Chocolate and tea are Mother’s Nature’s finest work and deserves kudos.
Q: Do you have a favorite chocolate and tea pairing?
A: This is a Sophie’s Choice question. If I have to make a decision today in the middle of winter with snow covered ground in the mountains, I’d choose a dark almond chocolate muffin with a cup of White Peony Tea.

Rocky Road Tea Bark
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  • 7 premium baking chips, 60 percent  
  • cacao bittersweet chocolate
  • 7 ounces premium baking chips, milk chocolate
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped                             
  • ¼ cup tea leaves (green tea with citrus notes) crush into bite-size bits                                           
Melt dark chocolate chips in microwave for about two or three minutes, stir occasionally until melted. Stir the dark chocolate and spread it onto a nonstick cookie sheet (or line with parchment paper). Spread and shape into a rectangle. Chill in freezer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, nuke milk chocolate chips. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in marshmallows and nuts. (Save half of the nuts for the top.) Take out dark chocolate from freezer and frost with rocky road mixture. Sprinkle with nuts and tea on top. Put back into freezer for 10 minutes. Take out and pick up the entire chocolate candy slab, place on a plate. If you use parchment paper, take off. Break into peanut brittle-like square pieces. Place in airtight sealed containers and keep in refrigerator.

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