His obsession with cocoa in his coffee got me to thinking, how would it taste in tea? Since tea and milk go well together, this seemed like a great pairing. So I did an experiment and came up with this recipe.
1 tsp. tea
(any mint herbal tea is perfect, an oolong is a rich counter part and Chai was made for milk anyway)
1 cup of milk
3 1/2 Tbls. sugar (or sugar substitute equivalent)
2 Tbls. cocoa powder (dutch processed)
Make one cup of tea and set aside. Mix together the milk, cocoa and sugar. in a small pot and heat on the stove. Stir constantly to keep the milk from scalding. Once the milk is hot add the tea and bring back to a simmer (no bubbles) and whisk the ingredients. Pour into a mug and enjoy. (Makes one super sized serving for one or two smaller servings to share.)
Alternative with instant mixes
Make 1 cup of instant cocoa with water from 1 cup of steeped tea. Whisk the cocoa for a richness of flavor and enjoy with a cinnmon or peppermint stick.