Tea Recipes

Tea Infusion
Chocolate Mouse

Chocolate Mouse Recipe

Tea and chocolate, two of my favourite things, and a match made in heaven.Tea can be a long experience or a quick brew, a get together with friends or an hour alone with your feet up.

With so many tea traditions all over the world, finding ways of using tea in different ways can be a challenge.Not with this Indian Spiced Chai Tea from Cheeky Chai not only perfect to drink, but a perfect thing to use in cooking too.

And if you know me at all, you’ll know that a bit of chocolate brings a smile to my face so any excuse is fine by me to add it to, well, as much as I can. If you’re looking for a chocolatey treat that you can make in a short time, or even plan ahead and keep it in the fridge until you need it, this is the one for you.

As much as infusing the cream with the Indian Spiced Chai Tea gives it an amazing flavour, don’t limit yourself to infusing your cream with only this. What about adding a bit of coffee, a little rum or maybe some fresh orange zest.

If you’re looking to go down the tea infusion route, try cranberry, green tea or maybe a nice earl grey. Earl grey will give you a subtle smoky flavour, but you might need to adjust the amount to suit your taste. But that’s the fun with cooking right, giving it a go, playing around with ingredients, finding new things that you like and not like?

Having only three ingredients in this recipe means that you can get a little creative.

This chocolate mouse is such an easy recipe, and when the Indian Spiced Chai Tea is infused into the cream, it adds subtle undertones giving the mouse a special flavour you’ll fall in love with. Go on, give it a go.  Enjoy your sweet life!

Ingredients

  • 2 x Tablespoon Cheeky Chai Indian Spiced Chai Tea
  • 300g Dark Chocolate
  • 600ml Double Cream
  • Cream – a) Heat the cream up until very warm, but don’t let it boi
  • While the tea is steeping, give it a mix once in a while to help it along.
  • Whipping – Start whipping slowly to help cool the mixture. Once its’ cooled a little, increase the speed to medium and let it whip until pale, light and fluffy.

Getting cheeky with it

  • Place the double cream into a saucepan and add the Indian Spiced Chai Tea
  • Heat the cream and tea, but don’t let it get too hot
  • Turn the heat off an let the tea sit in the warm cream for an hour or more.
  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it into the mixing bowl of a food mixer
  • After the cream and tea have been soaking, bring the mixture up to “very hot” but don’t let it boil completely.
  • Once hot, pour the mix through a fine sieve to remove all of the tea
  • Throw the used tea away.
  • Let the hot cream mixture sit with the chocolate for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate
  • Once the chocolate has melted, give it a stir and then let it sit and cool for 10 minutes
  • Start to whip on a slow speed to help it cool
  • Be patient
  • After it has cooled a little, increase the speed to medium, and whip until the mixture is pale, light and airy, scraping down the sides at intervals
  • Once the mixture is ready, put into individual serving pots
  • Chill for about 30 minutes before serving
Tea Infusion
Chai Doughnuts

Leaning Tower of Chai Doughnuts

Instagram Where - Melisa Eats I made these chai doughnuts with cheeky chai Indian spiced chai loose leaf tea recently. This was my first time making doughnuts and it definitely won’t be last! Chai is one of my favourite teas as the spices smell incredible and are so warming. This tea blend is delicious on its own but I thought I’d try something different.

I served these doughnuts with tea for maximum chai flavour. You steep the chai in hot milk for the essence to be released before combining with the other ingredients; the aromas whilst making these delightful. I used the live kitchen recipe and it was fairly straightforward except needing to convert cups to grams for everything. I went a bit overboard with the chai milk for the glaze, so it was a bit thin but so cinnamonny and delicious so it worked out ok. These are baked doughnuts which are so much healthier than the more common fried doughnuts, so that means you can eat more in theory. I shared this first batch with family but I think I’ll make the next batch just for us as they were so good! Do you like chai?

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 3 Teaspoons of Cheeky Chai's Indian Spiced Chai
  • 3/4 Cup of unbleached flour
  • 1/3 of Cup of granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of All Spice
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Yougurt or Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • Chai glaze ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • Chai Milk

Getting cheeky with it

  • You steep the chai in hot milk for the essence to be released before combining with the other ingredients; the aromas whilst making these delightful.
  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small pot, heat milk over medium high heat until just shy of boiling. It should be hot, steamy, and small bubbles will appear around the edge. Remove from the heat and submerge the chai tea in the milk. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and allspice in a large bowl. Add the egg, vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons of the chai infused milk, yogurt, and vanilla.
  • Transfer the batter to a large zip top bag and snip off one of the corners. Squeeze batter evenly into the doughnuts pan. Alternatively, you could use a couple of spoons to spoon the batter into the pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until doughnuts are springy and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once the doughnuts are cool, prepare the glaze by adding powdered sugar to a small bowl along with 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and about 1 tablespoon of the chai infused milk. Stir until smooth and shiny, adding a few drops of chai milk at a time.
  • Dip one side of the donuts in the glaze and return to the cooling rack to let it set. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Wellbeing Infusion
Chai Tea

Indian Chai

 

 

Ingredients

  • Tea for 2 Cups of Chai
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp Cheeky chai's Indian Spiced Chai
  • 1 tsp Cheeky Chai's Tea leaves  (I prefer Assam Tea)
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey

    Getting cheeky with it

    • Boil the water and milk with 2 teaspoons Cheeky Chai's Indian Spiced Chai in a pan
    • add 1 tsp Cheeky Chai's Tea leaves, I prefer Assam Tea but you can use our delicate Assam Tea or our full bodied Rwandan Tea.
    • When the water boils, reduce the heat to low and add the 2 teaspoons of sugar or honey.
    • Cover the pan and let it simmer two to three minutes.
    • train the mixture and serve hot. 
    • Adjust the sugar or honey to your taste.
    Tea Infusion
    Earl Grey Latte

    Earl Grey Latte

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons of Cheeky Chai's Earl Grey Tea
    • ¾ cup boiling water ¾ cup milk of choice
    • ½ to 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup, depending on desired sweetness or ½ Teaspoon or Cheeky Chai’s Vanilla Tea
    • sprinkle of cinnamon

    Getting cheeky with it

    • Add Cheeky Chai’s Tea - Earl Grey & Vanilla Tea with pods to an infuser and place into a mug, then pour in the boiling water.
    • Let it steep for about 2 to 3 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, add the milk to a small saucepan set over medium heat.
    • Heat until just steaming (do not let the milk boil).
    • Whisk the steamed milk until frothy before pouring it into the mug (or use a milk frother). I love a cheeky frothy Latte!
    • Add the milk to the mug and stir in the vanilla syrup, sugar or honey and Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    Wellbeing Infusion
    Red Berry Infusion

    Red Berry Cold Infusion

    Our Cheeky Red Berry Cold Infusion is the taste of summer in a cup! Our Red Berry Tea is Berry Delicious and has cheeky notes of the dried hibiscus flower, rosehip, apple pieces and orange peel, It’s one of our most popular teas which is packed full of goodness and is bursting with flavour.

    Ingredients

    • 3 Teaspoons of Cheeky Chai Red Berry Tea
    • 568ml/1 pint freshly boiled water
    • 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised
    • 2 lime leaves, bruised
    • 400g/14oz mixed red berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • Ice

      Getting cheeky with it

      • Put the tea in a heatproof bowl, pour over the boiling water over and leave to brew for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
      • Add the lemongrass, lime leaves, 200g/7oz of the berries and honey and mix to combine.
      • Add 300ml/10fl oz of water and stir.
      • Place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour. Serve over ice with the remaining berries.
      Wellbeing Infusion
      Moroccan Mint Tea

      Moroccan Mint Infusion

      Our Moroccan Mint Infusion with freshly cut mint leaves will bring a minty, freshness sense of wellbeing to your day.

      Ingredients

      • 2 cups hot water.
      • 2 cups cold water.
      • 4 teaspoons of Cheeky Chai Moroccan Mint Tea.
      • Handful fresh mint leaves.
      • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey.
      • Ice.

        Getting cheeky with it

        • 1 Place 4 teaspoons of Cheeky Chai Moroccan Mint Tea into an infuser and place into your cup.
        • 2 Pour over your boiling water then add cold water.
        • Add your fresh mint, honey or sugar and add ice.
        Cocktail Infusion
        Chai Twizzle

        Chai Twizzle

        Our Signature Cheeky Chai Black Tea contains, Black Tea, Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom Seeds, this combined with Baileys makes for a truly amzing creamy cocktail that will awaken your taste sensations.

        Ingredients

        • 2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
        • 3 ounces brewed Cheeky Chai tea
        • 2 teaspoons raw brown sugar or Honey
        • Garnish with a ​cinnamon stick
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        Getting cheeky with it

        • Add the Cheeky Chai Tea to a mug and pour in the boiling water. Let it steep for about 2 to 3 minutes.
        • Meanwhile, add the milk to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Heat until just steaming (do not let the milk boil). Whisk the steamed milk until frothy before pouring it into the mug (or use a milk frother). I love a cheeky frothy Latte!
        • Add the milk to the mug and stir in the vanilla syrup or sugar and Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.