Cozy Cacao Chai is the ultimate cultural fusion, that is versatile as a dessert and drink blend. Our process started with a goal of making a chai blend, but we then decided to add a twist for the season. How about a Spiced Hot Chocolate?!?
Traditional Indian chai tea contains a multitude of spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. It is usually served with black tea, but we decided to combine the spices with the rich intense flavor of Cacao. This combination is reflective of Mexican hot chocolate. The spices were the upgrade hot chocolate needed, it is aromatic, warming and comforting anytime of day.
Now for a dessert, it didn’t take long for us to decide to remake the popular German Christmas cookie- Pfeffernusse. This traditionally chewy German spiced cookie is appreciated for their rich spice flavor, which includes cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and the important white pepper. Pfeffernusse actually translates to "pepper nuts" , to reflect the use of pepper in this spice cookie. Now we would combine Cacao to the blend for an intensely warming and rich cookie.
Give these German Cacao Chai cookies a try this season. Cozy Cacao Chai is sure to live up to its name, while bringing everyone to the table.