It is hard to find a single person in this world who is not fond of chocolate. This lip-smacker is one of those rare delicious superfoods which can uplift your mood just in a few minutes. Chocolate with the right amount of rich cocoa in it can perform much more than a snack or dessert for munching.
Chocolate actually improves blood circulation and supplies an adequate amount of oxygenated blood to every body part which lowers the risk of cardiac arrest or heart attack. And of course, should we speak about the immense pleasure it gives to the heart? Well, guess what? Chocolate tea is a thing and it is simply delicious!
According to an article penned by Kris Gunnars, a hundred gram of dark chocolate bar with 70 to 85% of Coca content contains:
- 11 grams of Fibre.
- 67% of the RDI for Iron.
- 58% of the RDI for Magnesium.
- 98% of the RDI for Manganese.
- 89% of the RDI for Copper.
- It also has Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Selenium in it.
Chocolates contain lots of organic compounds that are biologically active and these components function as antioxidants for the body.
Chocolate tea – A delightful cup of tea
Cocoa and tea will satisfy the chocoholic that is yourself perfectly. It contains a high amount of antioxidants which surprisingly enough happens to be more than what is found in a regular cup of Green tea. Extensive studies also proved that Chocolate tea lowers the risk of heart diseases and heart stroke. Having said that, let’s come to the fun part. How to make a cup of Chocolate tea?
Ingredients you will need to make Chocolate tea:
Milk: 1½ cup
Tea powder/leaves (of your choice): 1 tsp
Cocoa powder: ½ tsp
Sugar (optional): 2 tsp
- Heat your milk in a vessel or saucepan. After a while when the milk comes to a boil, add tea leaves and sugar to it.
- Cook it for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder to it.
- Whisk it well and let it simmer.
- Once it is boiled thoroughly and the froth comes to the top, switch off the flame, and enjoy a hot cup of chocolate tea that is mild and aromatic.
Making tea is all about experiments and innovations. Choose tea and chocolate of your choice but most importantly, don’t hesitate to add all the toppings your heart desires. Adding new variants in the flavourful cup of Chocolate tea will help to make it more fun and interesting. We tried a few variations ourselves and they were so good!!
Chocolate Mint tea
One of the treasured beverages, sip a divine cup of chocolate mint tea after a long, hectic day, and literally watch your stress walk away from you. From personal experiences of people who have tried it have said that it is the most amazingly refreshing tea, they have ever sipped. The rich, deep flavours of chocolate mixed with a hint of mint are everything you need.
Not only this, a cup of Chocolate mint tea acts as a palate cleanser and helps to boost up the digestion process. Both these ingredients along with the tea leave itself are strongly recommended superfoods after a heavy meal. Mint and chocolate tea helps to eliminate the foul smell of naturally occurring gaseous body odors that are released via the mouth.
Ingredients to make Chocolate Mint tea:
Water: 1½ cup
A sprig of mint leaves
Cocoa powder: 1/4 tsp
Sugar (optional): 2 tsp
- Boil water in your saucepan
- When the water comes to a boil, steep a sprig of mint leaves in it.
- Let the flavour and essence of mint incorporate completely.
- Add cocoa powder and let it simmer for 5 minutes. You can add your sugar at this point too.
- Strain the leaves and enjoy this soothing cuppa of tea.
Chocolate with Green tea
At the time when humid and scorching hot summers are about to end and colder days come in, a warm cup of Green tea with some dark chocolate will prove to be the ideal companion. A cup of warm Green tea will satisfy the craving to have a hot chocolate cup with fewer calories and a massive amount of antioxidants and catechins. Simply make a delicious cup of Green tea and dip your dark chocolate in it. It is absolutely amazing!
One needs no specific reason to add chocolate to their drink or food. Given the abundance of health benefits and versatility it has, you certainly shouldn’t hesitate. Although it is well known that chocolate should be consumed in moderation, for the most part, adding cocoa powder to tea minus all those nasty sugars will only make you happy.
As with tea and chocolate, the options are endless plus given that both of those ingredients are flavourful in their own unique way, they blend seamlessly. Go on, experiment, and enjoy your chocolate with no guilt!