Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You'll thank me later

I can't confess to being much of a tea drinker. I'm trying to get into it but it's very forced. Part of the problem is that, coming from the south, I believe the only way that tea (or any other beverage for that matter!) can and should be consumed is if it is frigid cold and excessively sweet.

I'm trying to be healthier but my tastebuds sometimes do not cooperate. At any rate, I've found the most awesome combination. And yes, buying each of these products individually can be pricey. (This is probably not a habit I could in good conscious maintain.) BUT! If you want to make healthy drinks at home and beat Starbucks prices, this is all good.

And oh. is. it. good! (!!! <--- added emphasis)

First, you take one bag of Zhena's Gypsy Tea Chocolate Chai Tea and you make a cup of tea about four hours before you intend to drink it. (This is my problem. I can't get into tea when I have to remember to make a glass hours before I intend to consume it!)

While it is still hot, add some Madhava Organic Agave Nectar - Raspberry flavored. Agave helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels but satisfies the sweet tooth!

After the drink has been sufficiently cooled off by your handy dandy refrigerator, pour in about a tablespoon (or so) of Pacific Natural Foods Hazelnut Chocolate flavored "milk."

(The chocolate nutty flavor compliments everything else fantastically well!)

All of the above combined creates a flavor that makes you think that you are eating a chocolate raspberry truffle. It is A-maz-ing.

I made it for a friend of mine and she said it was like, "Dessert in a cup." That's a direct quote in case you were wondering.

Dessert in a cup.

You're welcome.


  1. I don't know about chocolate COLD tea...or hot for that matter. (I don't drink coffee either...) Weird, I know.

  2. Ohhh Carrie, you crack me up! While a chocolate raspberry truffle does indeed sound good. I think I'd rather drink it on the side of my very hot and unsweetened tea...more likely coffee (black).
    Actually the first time I ordered tea in the south and it came to me ice cold and sweet I was thinking: "WHAT is THIS!?!" And sweet tea and I never ended up seeing eye to eye. BUT to be honest, this doesn't sound too bad. I'd be willing to try it.

  3. There's nothing like a glass of COLD ice tea! ;) Unfortunately, you lost me at "4 hours before you intend to drink it"! It does sound interesting, though.

  4. If you could just remove that horrid tea taste (and aftertaste!) this would be appealing.

    Maybe I should just stick with my Pepsi. . . :D

  5. This sounds amazing!! I am a big tea {hot or cold} and coffee drinker! And oh sweet agave!! Love it as well and I had no idea it came in flavors!! Oh now I must go on a search for other flavors at my grocery store!! :)