Moroccan Mint Tea Ganache... 3-Star Gold Winner
During a trip to Marrakesh, Marc was fascinated by the daily ritual of tea drinking and enchanted by its significance of hospitality, friendship and tradition. Moroccans take great pride in their mint tea ceremony, so Marc took great care and time to research, taste and test recipes in order to capture the true essence of Moroccan culture and create his own Moroccan Mint Tea chocolate truffle as a respectful tribute to this ancient tradition.
As the key ingredient, Marc picks only the youngest mint leaves from a special variety he was given by his host's chef whilst staying at a Riad in the midst of Marrakech's medina. Making sure there are no stalks, which would add bitterness to the infusion, he infuses the leaves and a secret blend of green tea with fresh Cornish Jersey Herd cream over a set number of days to gently extract the natural oils for the purest taste experience.
Marc blends the infusion with smooth 71.1% dark house chocolate to create a silky and delicately flavoured ganache. To achieve the sweetness, which is characteristic of a great Moroccan Mint Tea, Marc adds a little bit of honey from the Atlas mountain range to achieve a truly authentic taste.
Hand cut into rectangles, each is finally individually enrobed with the dark house chocolate and the flavour decoratively written on the chocolates using an attractive design characteristic of Demarquette Fine Chocolates.
The classic Demarquette Ganache range of luxury chocolates is available at our Demarquette Boutique in Chelsea and online. Selected ranges are on offer in London at Fortnum & Mason and selected Delicatessens nationwide.
Click here to watch a short clip about the Moroccan Mint Tea Ganache.