Winter is in full swing here in Atlanta and I find myself craving for hot snacks and steaming drinks. Oh how I miss the piping hot bajjis and vegetable stuffed sandwiches that my mom makes 🙂
When I think about winters in India, I fondly remember a trip I took with my parents to Coonoor, a hill station in South India. We spent three days at a beautiful guest house and ate a lot of English style food as well. On this trip, we bought a lot of tea leaves to bring back home; we got small bags of each different type of tea – masala chai, orange chai, green tea and chocolate tea. This was my first encounter with different types of tea and one that I fondly remember.
When I was craving a warm drink this morning, I thought of chocolate tea and wondered if I could replicate the flavour somehow. I made tea as usual and then added some cocoa powder to it. The result is a warm, soothing beverage that is like a fuzzy blanket for your stomach 🙂 I hope you will try this out and let me know what you think.