These Earl Grey Nama Chocolates are creamy, rich and decadent creamy chocolates, filled with robust tea flavour. They're easy to make, and perfect for gifting.
This first appeared on Sift & Simmer in Feb 2018. Updated Feb 2022.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, this small batch of Earl Grey Nama Chocolates would make the perfect gift for the chocoholic in your life.
Imagine a small piece of rich, velvety, smooth creamy chocolate that melts in your mouth... doesn't that sound divine?
If you've had ROYCE Nama chocolate or Melty Kiss from Japan, you'll know what I'm talking about.
What is nama chocolate?
Basically, nama chocolate is a super thick ganache -- think truffles, but in tiny square form.
It's a Japanese-style chocolate made with high quality chocolate, heavy cream chilled until it's firm, cut and dusted with cocoa powder.
Nama means "raw" in Japanese.
Why you'll love this recipe
Earl Grey tea and chocolate is a natural pairing.
The heavy cream is infused with Earl Grey tea, for maximum flavour.
This recipe makes a small batch, which is great since it's made with fresh heavy cream.
You can easily switch up the flavourings to your preference.
It's a great gift to give to friends and family.
Ingredients in the chocolates
There's only 4 simple ingredients:
- heavy whipping cream: (36% milkfat)
- dark chocolate: chopped; you can use whatever chocolate you like, for eg. semi-sweet or milk if you prefer
- Earl grey tea: you can use loose leaf tea or tea bag
- cocoa powder: for dusting on top of the chocolate
It's that simple!
Typically, nama chocolate does contain liqueur to enhance the chocolate flavour. I've chosen not to use it here, but you can definitely add it if you like.
How to make it
It's a very simple recipe -- all you have to do is:
Prepare a small container (I used a 4" by 3" container) with parchment.
In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over low heat.
Add in the Earl grey tea to steep with the cream.
Whisk in the dark chocolate until melted.
Transfer to the container and refrigerate for a few hours.
Cut into small pieces and dust with cocoa.
How to serve & store
These chocolates are best served chilled.
Store the Earl Grey Nama Chocolates in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Other Earl Grey recipes you may like
If you love Earl Grey as much as I do, check out these recipes:
Let me know if you try out my recipe -- tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below.
Earl Grey Nama Chocolate (Melty Kiss)
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- 60 ml heavy cream
- 100 g bittersweet dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
- 1 bag Earl Grey tea
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder sifted
- Prepare a small 4" by 3" container and line it with parchment paper. (You can use a smaller container if you have one on hand; just keep in mind your chocolates will be more thicker, and conversely, if you have a larger container, your chocolates will be thinner).
- Pour the heavy cream into a small sauce pan and place the earl grey tea bag in it. Bring the cream to a simmer over low heat. Press down on the tea bag gently with a silicone spatula to help infuse the tea into the cream.
- When the cream has come to a simmer, remove the tea bag and discard. Take the sauce pan off the heat and whisk the chopped chocolate into the heavy cream. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour into the prepared container and tap it to release any trapped air bubbles. Smooth out the top with a spatula, cover, and place into the refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator and using a serrated knife, cut into small pieces. Dust the top with cocoa powder. Serve nama chocolate chilled.
- May be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in a clean, airtight container.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.