Chocolate! It has magic in it. Think of tea with chocolate and you will feel the excitement. Now, honestly, you'll love it when you want the caffeine in tea to relax and you are craving that mellow soothing flavor of hot chocolate. Sometimes, hot chocolate milk is too heavy and full of calories, the chai tea version is a "win-win" bargain. I usually make it at night when I want to enjoy some 'Me Time' alone.
Although, you would tell me Mocha seems a better option for chocolate and caffeine combo. But the desi in me still loves the Chai over coffee as a hot drink.
Do chocolate and chai go together?
Just like coffee and chocolate go well and make mocha coffee. Chocolate and chai go together very well and make a good combo. You must have heard a thousand times that chocolate makes you happy and help the release of relaxing hormones. Similarly, chai also helps reduce the metal fatigue.
What does chocolate chai taste like?
Chocolate chai, just taste like ordinary tea with a background flavor of chocolate. Similarly, aromatic spices like cinnamon and cardamom help so soothe the fatigue ness and light up the mood. I tried this tea with many spices, I like the cardamom and chocolate combo best.
Some people add ginger and mint to this tea to make spicy chocolate milk tea. I'm not a fan of it and do not recommend this combo. Chocolate tea with spices seems to overpower the chocolate. So I suggest make chocolate chai without any spices first. If you want a change then I have suggested a spicy chocolate tea recipe at the end, you can check that for variation.
Can you put Chocolate in tea?
The easiest way to make chocolate tea is to add a small cube of chocolate or 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to your regular tea-cup.
How to make Chocolate Milk Tea or Chai?
Now, take this recipe as a guide, and feel free to adjust the milk, sweetness, and amount of chocolate that goes in. Like no one can tell how to make your best coffee. Similarly, no one's telling you how to make your best tea.
Take milk, water, cocoa powder, and brown sugar in a pot. Whisk all together until frothy and then bring tea to boil.
Add tea powder or tea bags and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add chocolate shavings, chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or chocolate sauce and let it melt. You may add less or more chocolate to taste. The quality of chocolate can really make difference here. Strain the tea powder or remove tea bags and serve. ( If using chocolate sauce add less sugar.)
For spicy chocolate tea
When I like some extra boost of flavors and relaxation after kids are in bed on a weekend night. I often add ½ tsp cardamom powder or/and ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder at step 1 with cocoa powder. This makes a spiced tea that is quite aromatic. But not many would like a chocolate and cardamom combo. So stick to classic version if spices and subtle flavors are not your thing.
Want more tea recipes? Check these!
Chocolate Tea | Chocolate Chai / Milk Tea
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup full fat milk, or other non dairy milk
- 2 teaspoon dark cocoa powder, good quality
- 2 teaspoon tea powder , or two teabags
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar, or white sugar, more to taste
- 4 tablespoon bitter sweet chocolate, shaving, chips or chopped
For Spicy Tea
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder, optional
- Whisk water, milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a pot until combined. Then bring it to boil.
- Add tea powder or tea bags and boil for 5 minutes.
- Add chocolate and let it melt.
- Strain and serve hot.
For spiced chocolate tea
- Also add cinnamom powder and/or cadamom powder in the first step.