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HOLIDAY PUNCH for NEW YEARís EVE - Guest Post by Linda Villano, SerendipiTea

Thursday, December 28th 2017 @ 2:22 PM

Holiday Punch for New Year's Eve?

Thanks to food historian & tea specialist Judith Krall-Russo of Tea*Food*History we have a Sssssspicy good one for you. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

A Spicy Cocoa Tea ‘Punch’

16 ounces of hot Xocatlatl Chai by SerendipiTea (see note 1)
16 ounces of Spicy Hot Chocolate by Equal Exchange made with 2% milk
4 ounces or more of simple syrup (see note 2)
4 ounces of heavy cream
1 cup of tequila or to taste
Dusting of nutmeg

In a large heat resistant pitcher pour in Xocatlatl Chai and Spicy hot chocolate Mix in simple syrup and heavy cream. Add the tequila. Stir. Before serving grate a dusting of nutmeg over the ‘punch’. Makes approximately 10 five ounce cups.

Note 1 – Use one teaspoon of tea for 6 ounces of water. Bring water to boil. Pour over tea. Brew for 5 minutes.

Note 2 – To make simple syrup put one part water and one part granulated sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cool. ENJOY!


X-Chai (photo credit SerendipiTea)

 

Very best wishes to all for a Joyous New Year!

 

~ Linda Villano, SerendipiTea

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LINDA VILLANO co-founded SerendipiTea.com in 1995 with Tomislav Podreka. With a passion for all things Tea, she oversees all aspects of the business; including client consulting, concept and design, staff training, sourcing and product development (recipe creations). Having grown up in a family of restaurateurs and chefs, she considers her role as a purveyor of premium teas & tisanes a natural continuation of her family’s culinary tradition.   Linda is a published illustrator and writer. Her illustrations appear in Tomislav Podreka’s book, SerendipiTea: a guide to the varieties, origins and rituals of tea, and she writes articles about tea for trade publications.

Linda also writes for TeaCourse.com - check it out for more in depth knowledge on all things tea.

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