Hey There Teacup It’s been a long long time since I’ve done a How Do You Brew post. Mostly because I’ve just not really known what I’ve wanted to do with this little series, but I think I’ve finally come up with a good idea for it and I have somewhat of a plan for how I want to go forward with it.
I’ve recently started doing quite a few latte recipe post and in the next few months I’m planning to so some tea infused food recipes too, so from now onward all of my recipe posts will be what my How Do You Brew? series is all about. I’m really excited to be able to bring this series back and be a little more creative with my content throughout the year.
One of the things I loved about loose leaf tea is how customisable it is, I love being able to mix teas together to create my own custom blends. With my collection getting bigger and bigger I’ve been experimenting a lot more, So I thought it was about time I shared some of those experiments with you. The First one being a blend I like to call Choc Chip Molten Marvel Chai. I always make lattes with this blend so I thought id share my recipe with you all.
Choc Chip Molten Marvel Chai – Latte
What You’ll Need : T2 Choc Chip Chai – (2 perfect scoops worth), T2 Choc Molten Marvel (2 perfect scoops worth) , Soya Milk (I use Alpro) (2 cups), Agave (To Sweeten), A little extra soya milk for frothing and topping & Any extra topping you might want to add. – This recipe will make two lattes – If you want to make it for more people just add a scoop and a cup of milk per person.
The reason I decided to mix these blends together is because both of these blends are based around / inspired by chocolate and I knew they would work perfectly together. The first thing I did after blending these teas together for the first time was make a latte with it (I blame the T2 Meadowhall team for my chai latte addiction since my masterclass I’ve been hooked) This blend ended up making one of the most indulgent lattes I’ve ever had & because I brewed it like you would a traditional chai on the stove, it made my kitchen smell magical.
– Add the milk to your pan and heat on low for around 2 minutes.
– Add the agave and the tea and keep it on a lowish heat. I have a gas stove so I can’t give you exacts sorry about that ( Be sure to keep stirring it you don’t want the tea to rest on the bottom of the pan.)
– Infuse for 5-8 minutes (I’ve found this to be the perfect time frame for making latte on the stove) While it’s infusing this is the perfect time to heat the milk you set aside to froth and top your latte.
– Transfer your latte over to your cup and add the frothed milk and any other toppings you have chosen to add. (Remember that you can use tealeaves more than once and one you’ve used them they make great food for plants)
– Finally.. Sit down, relax, get comfy and sip to your hearts content.
I find this to be such a great replacement for a sweet treats – If ever I’m craving chocolate I always reach for this instead now and it’s honestly much more gratifying that anything else. Unlike sweet treats that I always feel grogy and horrible after eating I actually feel great after drinking this. That’s not just me hyping up my own recipe it’s honestly just really nice.
I really would love to be able to do more of these How Do You Brew posts in the future so if any of you have anything you would like to see me have a go at making let me know.
As always teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter – I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley