My first food video – choco-coco hazelnut tea latte
Hello my lovely readers!
As you may already know, I went to a video editing workshop last week at the Ladies Learning Code and was itching to put all that I learned to practical use. I wanted my first video to be somewhat easy to shoot and nothing too complicated, so I decided to go with an easy, but delicious non-dairy milk tea made with chocolate hazelnut tea and coconut milk. So here it is!
So what did you think? I had a lot of fun making it, although I have to admit shooting yourself feels rather ridiculous. If only I had a camera-woman!
Anyways, moving onto the recipe…
The hubby and I have been trying to kick the coffee habit for good and while I’ve given it up completely now, it’s another story when it comes to the hubby. He’s been pretty good lately, but to make the weaning process just a little easier, we’ve been experimenting with all sorts of teas. Needless to say my tea cabinet is now burgeoning with at least 25 different types of teas! While I do enjoy brewing a loose leaf tea, sometimes it’s just too time consuming. That’s when I like to use tea bags, but as with most things, not all tea bags are the same. Some just taste awfully bland, while others have a rich taste and almost taste the same as loose leaf.
Lately, I’ve been falling in love with Stash Tea. They were on sale at the local health store and I’ve been stocking up! My favourite? Has to be their chocolate hazelnut tea! The tea is rich enough to satisfy your taste buds, but without all the calories. To make my cup extra special, I add a touch of raw sugar for mild caramel notes, a bit of coconut milk for a creamy rich taste and a dash of vanilla to round out the flavours. It’s the perfect way to start your morning or to end the day.
If you can’t find chocolate hazelnut tea bags, the recipe works well with regular chocolate tea bags. Just try to find a brand that uses only natural ingredients – you don’t want any artificial flavours.
- 1 chocolate-hazelnut tea bag (I used one from Stash Teas)*
- hot water
- 1 tsp raw sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk or coconut cream
- *alternatively use chocolate tea bags if you can’t find chocolate-hazelnut tea bags
- Brew the tea for 3-5 minutes. Add raw sugar, vanilla extract and coconut milk. Stir well and enjoy.