Unlike coffee or tea, Ambrosia combines the effects of both and adds the bliss of chocolate. One cup will open your mind and awaken your senses for whatever you desire, sexy, sweet, or serious.
1 part high quality brewed coffee (or, even better, make it in a French press)
1 part high quality black or green tea (Dragonwell is an excellent choice)
1 part high quality hot cocoa (Valhrona is my personal favorite; Vosges is a close second)
Combine in a tea pot and whisk briskly for thirty seconds. Serve hot with a dash of cream and sugar.
I found this recipe in the Herbal Studies Course by Jeanne Rose, called the Cosmic Caffeinator. I have made it many times and the darker the cocoa, the better the results. The quality of the ingredients make a difference, as in anything. But it's well worth trying, even if all you have at hand is office coffee, black orange pekoe teabags and hot chocolate. But making it with "the real deal" will show you why I call it Ambrosia.
If you have any interest in herbalism at all, Ms. Rose is the best source of information, bar none. Her sense of humor and wealth of knowledge are vast and she's written extensively on both herbalism and aromatherapy, as well as other topics. You can find out more about Ms. Rose, her books and classes, at her website.
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