“Earl Grey chocolate tea” by Gilles Brochard

“Earl Grey chocolate tea”

“The Tea Box” by Gilles Brochard

1        cup whole milk

1        cup heavy cream

2        tablespoons brown sugar

1        vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved

¼       star anise

½       cinnamon stick

1-1/2  teaspoon Earl Grey tea

4         ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate

Combine milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla bean with seeds, star anise and cinnamon.  Bring almost to boil, then remove from heat.

Steep the tea in this mixture for 10 minutes.   Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.

Pour the tea brew into the chocolate, whisking until smooth, Strain.


Serve hot.