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Stress Ease Hot Cocoa

While the prospect of celebrating Valentine’s Day can sound fun, all the pressure can be stressful. Whether you’re celebrating or not, we challenge you to dedicate the month of February to self-love and care. The simple act of caring for yourself opens up the heart to others and allows space for relaxation and creativity to blossom.

That’s why we’ve crafted a stress-free cup of hot chocolate infused with our Stress Ease Cinnamon tea, featuring skullcap, one of our favorite herbal allies to relieve stress and promote relaxation.* This is a perfect herbal treat to enjoy alone to reduce the stress of the season, or double the recipe to kick back with a friend or lover. If you really want to get in the spirit, we recommend following up with a plunge in an herbal bath, infused with lavender and rose petals.

Stress Ease Hot Cocoa

A soothing cup of hot chocolate infused with stress-relieving skullcap.*

Servings: 1 cup

Time: 10 minutes

Materials:

  • Tea kettle
  • Spoon
  • Milk frother (optional)
  • Mug for serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 bag of Stress Ease Cinnamon tea
  • Half and half, or creamer of choice
  • Dried rose petals or cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)
  • Cinnamon or cayenne powder for garnish (optional)
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. Boil water, place the tea bag in mug, and then fill the cup ¾ full with hot water.
  2. Allow mixture to steep, covered for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Then add the cocoa powder and mix.
  4. Next, stir in the honey and a pinch of salt, and feel free to add more to taste.
  5. Fill mug to the top with your creamer of choice. We recommend using a milk frother to make it extra foamy.
  6. Sprinkle your cocoa with dash of cayenne for a kick, or with cinnamon powder for added spice. Garnish your cup with dried rose petals or a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of decadence.
Posted in DIY on February 8, 2017