My first food video – choco-coco hazelnut tea latte

August 24, 2012Drinks, Recipes
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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!

Choco-coco hazelnut tea “latte” from Divya Yadava on Vimeo.

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.

5.0 from 5 reviews

Coco-choco hazelnut “latte”
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Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1
 

Ingredients
  • 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

Instructions
  1. Brew the tea for 3-5 minutes. Add raw sugar, vanilla extract and coconut milk. Stir well and enjoy.

 

Enjoy!

  1. Not only does the recipe look good but your video is great! What did you use to edit it in? Nice work!

  2. Beautifully done Divya!
    I love everything about it..the music, the speed, the font used and of course the recipe
    I look forward to seeing more of your videos :)

  3. Sophie says:

    An excellent recipe with a lovely video too! :)
    Your drinking cup is so pretty too! :)

  4. Sofia says:

    LOVE the video!! It’s hard to believe it’s your first one! can’t wait to see more :)

    Kicking the old coffee habit….gahhh…I still struggle, though it’s no longer technically a “habit” – though I question that sometimes. Will definitely be trying this tea – I also love Stash tea but haven’t tried the chocolate hazelnut.

    Cute D mug :)

  5. Love the video! Very professional! When my kids heard it playing they ran to come watch with me :)

  6. Divya I loved the video. I’ve seen others use Vimeo and I like it so much better than YouTube. Maybe I just don’t know how to get the Sam effects on YouTube.

    What type of camera did you use to shoot this? Great job and your tea looked quite comforting.

  7. Wow! Very nice video Divya! Looks like the workshop you took certainly paid off! :) Would love to try your choco-coco hazelnut tea latte!

  8. I LOOOOOVE your video. First video? You really have talent. Makingn e-magazines and now videos. You are amazing!!! It’s really well-made, Divya. Now I’m craving for this latte!

  9. Kankana says:

    Excellent job on the video Divya .. LOVED IT :) you are so talented my friend and I am so glad you blog is back in action.

  10. Divya says:

    Thanks to all the ladies for such lovely comments!

    To answers the questions:

    - The video was shot using a Canon T3i with a 50 mm 1.8 lens.
    - The video was edited and colour corrected using Adobe Premiere Pro

  11. Divya…. Gorgeous…
    God, I”ll be bugging you so much till you teach me.. Trust me your video just made me so happy…
    Beautifully Captured!!

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