Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tea for Health

Very Well says that "regularly drinking tea has been associated with a lower risk of stroke" and suggests 3 cups of green tea a day. And here I am without any green tea at all. I have several kinds of black tea and one herbal tea. I guess I should put green tea on the shopping list.

In the meantime, I'll drink the tea I have with some coffee-chocolate brittle. This started out to be chocolate covered coffee beans, but I got lazy and decided not to dip each coffee bean separately. This is what I ended up with:

This is the recipe I used:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coffee beans

Melt chocolate.
Mix coffee beans into the chocolate until coated.
Spread mixture out on pan and refrigerate until cooled (about 30 minute).
Break up into pieces.
Next time I'll try dipping. If I could figure how to make this without too much fuss and bother, it'd be a good Christmas present for a couple of people I know.

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  1. Well Divers it looks absolutely yummy... Funny how i like coffee but i don't like the coffee flavor in anything else...not cake or cookies...weird.. but i bet it would make a wonderful gift for coffee minded friends.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  2. Oooooh, yummy! I wouldn't mind trying that. Perhaps you can dip them using a sieve or strainer? Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. I wish I could get used to the taste of tea. It has so many health benefits. I'm the opposite of Deb on coffee: I like mocha flavor in desserts. My favorite is tira misu - yum! But I don't like the taste of coffee. Sometimes I wonder whether I belong in the T party group - lol.

    Happy T Day!

  4. Your tea collection is wonderful! It's funny you should have run out of Green Tea - we have been shopping today to buy just that and our usual Asian Supermarket didn't have any of the Gunpowder Green Tea we normally buy, luckily another shop did - phew :-). Your chocolate coffee beans look delicious and I'm sure your friends would love them too - Happy T Day! J :-)

  5. Will try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy T-Day!

  6. I have made that same chocolate covered beans before. Like you, I didn't dip each one individually. I love the crunch of the bean as it explodes in my mouth. My only problem is, I have an aversion to semi-sweet chocolate. My grandmother gave me Ex-Lax when I was 5 years old, and it came out every orifice I have. I couldn't even say the word semi-sweet chocolate for years because it made the hair stand up on my arms. Talk about one time learning! But I do love milk chocolate covered coffee beans.

    I wish I liked tea more. I know it's healthy, but I am just not fond of green or chamomile tea. The tea bags are great for using in rust projects, though (grin).

    Thanks for sharing your tea and coffee bean chocolate brittle with us for T this Tuesday. And thanks for the recipe, because I'm sure some of us will try it.

  7. Nice tea stash. I love a good dark chocolate with a coffee bean! Yours look great just as they are. Happy T day!

  8. Chocolate and coffee is a great combo.
    I have never been a Green tea fan.
    Happy T Day

  9. The tea selection looks good to me and so does that yummy chocolate. Thanks for the recipe as well.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  10. I'm not fond of green tea, but I like your black tea collection. Earl Grey is my favorite blend. Add a dash of vanilla extract and foaming milk and call it London Fog. I don't like coffee. My first experiencing drinking it was at a work situation. As you can guess the coffee was dreadful. I do love the smell of ground coffee beans. When I was a kid, I would stand by the coffee grinder at the A&P while people had their coffee ground. My Eldest likes coffee. Bet she'd enjoy the coffee candy, too. Thanks for the idea as Valentine's Day is around the corner. Happy T Day

  11. My hubby would enjoy your tea collection but I will still stick to my coffee! I love the idea of covering coffee beans with chocolate! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  12. I think your coffee beans will be much better like a brittle. More chocolate!!! :) I know tea is good for you but I hadn't heard about green tea and stroke. Guess I need to get some too. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  13. chocolate covered coffee beans sounds REALLY good to me:)

  14. I like the easier method myself... individual dipping would be a pain ... I do love chocolate and coffee beans together :) SO now I'm off to add some of that cocoa mix to my next cup of coffee :)

  15. oh my...the chocolate covered coffee beans sound heavenly! Happy T day...on Wednesday! ;)