Tea is a wonderful way to warm up and lift your spirits year round (hot or cold), but you can do more than drink it. Earlier this month, I was honored to be a guest at the Bauman Farms ladies tea. There was such wonderful hospitality, and great company, too! Since it was almost Valentines Day and I had to earn my keep, I showed everyone how to make these really easy chocolate truffles. I found this recipe online and altered it just a little to my personal taste and to fit the theme of the party.
Pick your favorite tea flavor (it doesnt have to be fancy or expensive) and use it to infuse things such as these truffles, crème brulee, marinades and more.
Tea-Infused Chocolate Truffles
In a small saucepan, bring the cream just to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and put in the tea bags. Cover and brew 5-8 minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze out excess cream.
In a medium-sized microwave safe bowl, pour the cream mixture over the chocolate bits and stir. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir and if its not smooth, microwave 10-20 seconds more if needed. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Scoop the chocolate dough by level tablespoonfuls and lightly roll into balls. Roll in the cocoa powder with a bit of cinnamon, and/or nuts. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Serve chilled or slightly below room temperature. Can also be frozen up to two weeks.