Not Just Any Hot Chocolate: Earl Grey Hot Chocolate

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A chilly day framed in the window, a blanket over your lap, a hot mug of deliciousness held in both hands, and a solidly blank to-do list. That’s the dream, right? All the variables are up to you, of course, but when we’re looking for a comforting drink, sometimes we’re looking for something new. Our do-it-all Erin has been serving up this Earl Grey hot chocolate in our offices, and we think it’s so good you ought to try it too.


2 sachets of Earl Grey tea
2 tbsp hot chocolate mix
4 oz water
4 oz milk (plant-based milks work fine too!)
Whipped cream for bonus points

Let’s Get Cooking!

  1. Bring water to a boil, and pour 4oz into your favorite mug (or fill your mug halfway). Place tea sachets in water to brew for 3-5 minutes—any longer and it will be bitter.
  2. While your tea steeps, heat your milk of choice in a small pot. This will be quick, so keep an eye on it!
  3. Remove tea sachets, and stir in hot chocolate mix until fully dissolved.
  4. Pour in your heated milk and mix until everything is incorporated.
  5. Top your hot chocolate with whipped cream, directly proportional to how cozy you’re feeling.
Carla Bueno-SandersNot Just Any Hot Chocolate: Earl Grey Hot Chocolate