The Best of 2 Worlds

What can you make a woman happy with? Well how about combining the best of both worlds? As you have undoubtedly noticed, I not only love tea, but I also really enjoy being in the kitchen. If I can incorporate my love for tea into my dishes, I will be a completely happy person. 

Besides tea, I also love chocolate, preferably as pure as possible. It was therefore inevitable that I would combine these two. And if I say so myself, the combination of dark chocolate with the distinct taste of Earl Gray works extremely well. This time I made chocolate truffles. I say consciously this time because I want to share more recipes with you in the near future in which chocolate meets tea.

But good chocolate truffles! Man, they are delicious and I had to guard them with my life to take the photos. I can assure you that once you start eating this, it won’t stop at just 1. So quickly gather all the ingredients and hop into the kitchen!


  • 200 grams of chocolate (1 bar) I chose dark, but milk is also possible.
  • +/- 200 ml whipped cream
  • Heaping tablespoon of loose Earl Gray tea (in a T-sac , saves straining the whipped cream)
  • +/- 30 grams of butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Extra spoonful of Earl Gray crushed with a mortar and pestle


  • Put the whipped cream in a pan.
  • Place the Earl Gray in a T-sac and hang it in the whipped cream.
  • Chop the chocolate into very small pieces (and I mean very small) and place them in a bowl.
  • Bring the cream slowly to the boil so that the Earl Gray has time to release its flavor. Squeeze the bag to remove all the whipped cream and flavors.
  • Pour the hot whipped cream over the chocolate pieces and stir well until all the chocolate has melted and you have a nice, even mass. If the chocolate has not yet completely melted, you can place the (glass) bowl over a pan of water that is just boiling (i.e. au-bain marie) and let it melt while stirring.
  • Stir in the butter and the finely ground Earl Grey.
  • Place the chocolate ganache in a sealed container and let it cool in the refrigerator for a few hours (about 2 hours).

Making truffles:

  • Remove the chocolate ganache from the refrigerator.
  • Remove a ball of chocolate from the ganache with a (tea) spoon and roll it with your hands into a beautiful round truffle. Set this aside and continue forming truffles until all the ganache is used up.
  • Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder and let them set in the refrigerator.
  • Remove them from the refrigerator just before serving.

While the truffles need to set again, you can prepare your favorite book and put on the tea water. Choose an Earl Gray or create your own blend in our Tea Brewery.

Is everything ready? Your favorite book and your favorite tea? Then take a few truffles out of the fridge, snuggle up on the couch or your favorite chair and enjoy!

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