Tonight’s Beverage of Choice

My thing these days is tea. I drink it every day, usually with a bit of honey. I actually blame one of my characters for my tea obsession. Funny how that goes.

Before tea though, my thing used to be lattes, and I would drink one of those every day. Creamy goodness.

I give you now, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

  • 1.5 c whole milk (not skim or 1% or 2%. WHOLE MILK WITH THE FAT. Yes it’s going to be a thousand calories but yes it’s going to be worth it)
  • 2 T hot chocolate powder (Cocoa Camino or similar quality. Keep your filthy Nesquik away from me)
  • 2 T coconut milk (the solid type from a can, not liquid)
  • 1 chai teabag

Put the teabag in the bottom of your oversize mug. Drop the dollop of coconut milk on top of it so it stays at the bottom. Add the hot chocolate powder and then fill the mug with steamed milk. DO NOT STIR. Walk away for five minutes and let it find its own path to oneness. When you return, the coconut milk should have melted into the rest of the liquid. Now you can give it a bit of a stir if it needs it. Leave the tea bag in the drink.

Experience Nirvana.

You’re welcome.


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  1. I’ve recently switched to tea too. After a week with no coffee I couldn’t make a decent enough cup at home. I actually stopped at my favorite local joe dispensary last weekend and drove off with my Double Americano having only added creme. No sugar? I’d forgotten how I even like my coffee! Im going to have to try this little cup of yum you’ve shared here now. thanks and Cheers!

    • Yeah I wonder how I’d take my coffee now if I went back to it. I haven’t had one in months… I always drank decaf though, so it was only for the taste. Do you go to the Cedar Creek cafe? They make great coffee as I recall. 🙂

  2. Intriguing! I’ll pick up some milk (lactose free, sadly), some coconut milk … okay, everything on your list, actually, and try it out 🙂

    • You definitely should, and tell me what you think!

      I’m technically supposed to be dairy-free too. It’s a hard one to kick, I keep relapsing. :/

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