Monday, October 22, 2012

Good Taste: chocolate tea bag tags



Well, the weather was turning to fall and I thought some hot tea would be nice. But then we had a sudden last burst of summer. So let me start off this post with some advice – don’t make these chocolates on a hot day and try to take pictures of them next to a hot cup of tea. Both you and the chocolates will be melting before long.




But if it is chilly where you are a nice cup of tea would certainly hit the spot. And these little chocolate tea bag tags would be a nice treat.


Making chocolates in molds is easy – just not on a hot day. Simply melt your chocolate in the microwave on 50% power. Chocolate burns easily so check it and stir it every 15 seconds or so. I melted mine in a small ramekin in a shallow pan of boiling water.

Once the chocolate is melted, spoon a small amount into your mold. Gently tap the mold to level the chocolate and release any air bubbles. Place in the freezer to set.



Once your chocolates are set, tap them out of the mold. They should pop out very easily. I drizzled milk chocolate over my white chocolate leaves.




To make these tea bag tags, cut off the paper tag that came with the tea bag. Adhere the string to the back of the molded chocolate with a little more melted chocolate.



Use a pretty cup and saucer and make some tea.



Relax and enjoy your tea and chocolate.
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20 comments:

  1. You knew I'd be over lol. These are lovely but I am totally in love with your gorgeous cup!

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  2. This is such a perfect idea! I am totally making these and giving them to my mother for Christmas along with a few of her favorite teas. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Such a cute idea ... they'd make a great gift.

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  4. Those are awesome. Love the way it goes with your tea set as well :)

    Love for you to link up to my party if you get a chance:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/10/made-by-me-54-linky-party-and-features.html

    Have a great day!

    -Q

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  5. Absolutely enchanting....a friend took me to a high tea for my birthday years ago and this lovely setting reminded me of that wonderful day!

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  6. Adorable idea, Carolyn! These would be so fun to make for a tea party. :)

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  7. These are such a unique idea Carolyn! I'm impressed! They're not only pretty but delish!

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  8. Oh yummy! I could do with one of those right now. : )

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  9. Adorable, clever, yummy, and beautiful! Such a brilliant idea!

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  10. I don't think I would be able to let my tea steep for long before taking a bit out of these! They look irresistibly delicious!

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  11. love love love tea and what gorgeous photography! i have a recipe/cuisine themed post linky and would love for you to come link this up! http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-6.html

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  12. What a fun and clever idea! These would make lovely Christmas gifts!


    I’d like to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/clever-chicks-blog-hop-5-happy-hen.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  13. Just beautiful. These would make a great gift!

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  14. always with such great ideas ! love.

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  15. These look amazing Carolyn and I love your teacup and saucer...so pretty and I love the loops in the pattern! You are a terrific chocolate maker!

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  16. These are fabulous! What a fantastic idea :)

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