Ok, so I'm a little early to be treating myself this way, but I'm SO in the Valentine mood. I just couldn't wait. And I've been working so hard, I needed a little break and a bit of chocolate. No fancy recipe here today (that'll come tomorrow!), just some photos I wanted to share of my special rose-tea-chocolate afternoon treat.
I just used a brownie mix, and these cute little heart-shaped tins I found in the baking aisle.
Added some chocolate kisses to the plate because ... well... you can never have too much chocolate.
The perfect complement to go with the brownies: Rosebud Gong Fu tea, which just arrived from JingTeas.com.
This is the perfect tea. I lovelovelove it. Lightly scented/flavored, and there are tiny little rosebuds right in the tea. It's a treat for all the senses. Pretty to look at, wonderful smell, the taste is perfect, and the little afterbreath of roses is delightful.
And of course, the only possible china to use was my gold-rimmed roses cup and plate.
Sadly, now I have to get back to work. *sigh*