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Stress Ease Hot Cocoa

In our modern age, the hustle and bustle of daily life can cause undo pressure. Pile on a little winter cabin fever, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for stress, with no relief in sight.

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