Dutch Tea Created by James Labe, a hospitality consultant and "tea sommelier" based in California.
4 ounces Numi Chocolate Puerh Tea
2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 ounce heavy cream
1. Steep 1 Numi Chocolate Puerh tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for 3 minutes. Add vodka and stir.
2. Whip cream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with powdered cocoa to garnish. Makes 1 cocktail. (Credit: Handout)
How sweet. Or bittersweet. Dark or milk or white, chocolate is as much a part of Valentine's Day as that bouquet of long-stemmed red roses. Have yours shaved, in chunks, by the piece, by the pound, or in a glass. Here we go -- a chocolate celebration. --Peter M. Gianotti
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