Today I’m sharing a picture of hot cocoa I posted on my tea pin board.
Today in my meditation on the Eternal Curse, I’m writing about: Why green tea cocoa?
Green-tea cocoa isn’t some secret family tradition, but when I came up with it I wished it was. I was feeling under the whether a few years back during the time I was writing Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel, though I didn’t know that’s what I was doing at the time.
I was in a weird predicament. I had a cold which included a very sore throat, but I was also having my monthly visit from Mother Nature. I was craving chocolate and caffeine, which is odd because I am very sensitive to caffeine and carefully monitor my intake of it.
Out of desperation I went into the kitchen determined to find some comfort if total relief was too far out of sight. I poured chocolate syrup into a cup of concentrated green tea and plopped in a caramel cube. At that moment it was the most amazing thing I’d ever tasted.
Later when I was feeling not so under the weather, I tried the same concoction, but was not pleased with the outcome. I played around with many different variations of cocoa, chocolate, green tea, and other ingredients until I found one that suited me better and that I could prepare any time I wanted.
After all that, I put my newly made rare treat into my story simply because I thought that if it wasn’t going to be a secret family tradition in my life, it could be in Giovanni’s. I’m sure I’m not the first person to put green tea and chocolate together, but the whole experience has left a mark on me. I have a memory I will cherish always.
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