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Cocoa & mint tea truffles

To most of us, tea is calm and soothing – something to drink when we want to pause and reflect. But why stop there? Tea can easily be used to add delicious flavour to more than your cuppa. Like these perfect holiday treats.

A hand rolling a meatball-sized, round truffle in cocoa powder on a small flat plate; fresh mint leaves on the side.
A hand rolling a meatball-sized, round truffle in cocoa powder on a small flat plate; fresh mint leaves on the side.

Cocoa & mint tea truffles

Makes approx. 16 truffles; time: 15 min + 1–2 hrs to chill

A classic flavour combination, chocolate and mint are made truly irresistible in these decadent truffles.

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp. EGENTID Peppermint Tea with Cocoa, divided into two equal portions
20 g butter
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
300 g CHOKLAD MÖRK 70%
2 dl regular cream or oat cream

Step by step:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until hot but not boiling and add 2 tablespoons of the tea. Remove from the heat and let steep for 4–5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the chocolate into chip-sized pieces and place in a bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water to melt the chocolate. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour the cream through a strainer into the bowl of melted chocolate and discard the tea leaves. With a spatula, fold the cream and chocolate together until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Stir in the butter. Continue to stir until the mixture takes on a glossy sheen.
  5. Pour into a half-litre container and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge until the chocolate sets, 1–2 hours.
  6. Using a mortar and pestle, gently grind the 2 remaining tablespoons of the tea leaves and combine with the cocoa powder. When the chocolate is ready, use a spoon to form small truffles. Roll each truffle by hand until smooth; then roll them in the cocoa-tea mixture. Serve immediately or chill for 30 minutes if soft.

NB. Truffles can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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