This Christmas I am trying to go back a bit and doing some more homemade presents. As I am not that crafty foodie gifts are my favourite to make and give!
Anyone who loves chocolate will love these Christmas tea chocolate truffles. They are oh so easy and really delicious. The wonderful Christmas Tea is from The Tea Makers of London. After tasting some of their other seasonal tea’s, I jumped at the chance to taste their Christmas tea and come up with a recipe using it.
Firstly the tea does taste of Christmas. Rather than other Christmas tea’s I have tried before. The Christmas tea from The Tea Makers of London contains real tea too. In fact, it is 47% black tea. Which is of very good quality itself. With the addition of apple, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, orange, pink peppercorns and cloves. This taste like a proper cup of tea with the essence of Christmas added.
So those that love the proper tea will totally love this. I tried it both black and with a little milk and the milk, version was my favourite. I am not a fan of black tea and add milk to even Earl Grey my ultimate tea favourite!
This tea would be wonderful to serve with mince pies, Christmas cake or festive biscuits. I feel it will go down well with most people who like tea. I loved it and can think nothing better than going for a chilly walk and coming home to a pot of this Christmas tea and some Christmas cake.
It, of course, will also make a fantastic and welcome gift as will these Christmas truffles too. How about spoiling your gift recipient and making the perfect gift of Christmas Tea and Christmas Tea chocolate truffles. It goes without saying that the two partner beautifully together!
I recently did a chocolate workshop so I did learn that as long as you bring the cream to boil these chocolates will stay fresh out of the fridge for 2 weeks. So there is no need to do chocolate making on Christmas eve!
I also learned the way of making them vegan too. So the easiest swap is to change the double cream and butter to vegan alternatives. The butter can also be swapped out for coconut oil.
I think these are gorgeous. You can taste the Christmas tea and it gives a wonderful Christmas flavour. You can swap the dark chocolate for half milk to a less intense chocolate flavour. Obviously, for vegan, you need to find a vegan-friendly milk chocolate.
I think these Christmas tea truffles will be a perfect Christmas gift and the beauty of them is they taste really special but are seriously easy. Just a bit of time and I think people love that you have spent time on their gift too!
The Tea Makers of London also have some fantastic Christmas gifts for your tea loving family and friends. Check out their Christmas Shop where you will find tea and teaware gift sets, tea for connoisseurs, tea time treats and of course the Christmas Tea!
I hope you enjoy my recipe: