Ok, for starters, when Nomadic Tea Party said they would create recipes for Sips by samples, we jumped for joy. Pretty much any and every recipe Sarah creates is a good recipe in our book. In this recipe, Sarah uses Zhi Tea's Cacao Chai (which is deliciously spicy on it's own) to create a simple sweet treat. This tea has a reputation around Austin for being great to infuse with desserts (like when the Driskill Hotel used it in its Cacao Creme Brulee). Enjoy the below recipe crafted especially for this Zhi Tea sample.
Cacao Chai Affogato
Makes 2 glasses
- 1 tablespoon Zhi Tea Cacao Chai
- 2 ounces water
- 1 tablespoon raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla ice cream
Boil 2 ounces of water, and steep 1 tablespoon of Zhi Tea's Cacao Chai for 5 minutes. Strain the tea. Add 1 tablespoon of raw, unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir well and pour over a scoop of the best quality vanilla ice cream you can find. Divide between 2 bowls (and share with a friend!).