Shane Talbott shares a bit of Elegant Indulgence -Talbott Teas Chocolate Tea Truffles

When you want to create a dessert that is not only indulgent, but elegant, think Chocolate Truffles.  We have a great recipe using our Cocoa Cardamom Seduction tea, a full-leaf black tea, with cacao nibs, cinnamon, cardamom, almonds, natural chocolate, and almond and cinnamon flavors.

 

Talbott Teas Chocolate Tea Truffles

2 teaspoons Talbott Teas Cocoa Cardamom Seduction

1/3 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces and softened

6 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped

1 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder

Bring cream and butter to a boil in a small heavy saucepan and stir in tea leaves. Remove from heat and let steep 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely grind chocolate in a food processor and transfer to a bowl.

Chop dark chocolate into smaller pieces or use a grater (or food processor) and transfer it to a bowl. Strain cream through a sieve onto grated/finely chopped chocolate, discarding the tea leaves. Whisk until smooth. Cover ganache and chill for at least 4 hours

Portion ganache teaspoon-wise, dust your palms with cocoa powder and roll each piece of the ganache into a ball. Then drop several balls at a time into the bowl of cocoa and swivel to coat. Store at cool temperature

– Shane Talbott

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