Earl grey hot chocolate

Photographer: Emma
Serves 2

This hot chocolate recipe is inspired by a short stint working as a larder chef almost 10 years ago.  I had never before had a hot chocolate as decadent as that which we served, and come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever had one as decadent since.  Suffice to say that my version is not as indulgent, but I think that the addition of the earl grey tea makes it just as good!


1 ½ cups milk
1 ½ tsp earl grey tea
6 square of dark chocolate, or to taste


1. Combine the milk and tea in a saucepan and gently heat without boiling. Continue heating for approximately 10 minutes. The milk will take on a light tea colour.
2. Place 3 (or more if desired) squares of chocolate into a heatproof glass. Pour the milk over the chocolate using a tea strainer/colander to strain off the leaves. Serve.