Chocolate Truffles with Orange and Earl Grey Tea

My artisan chocolate making attempts are continued! I really liked the Earl Grey taste in my previous hand-dipped chocolates, so I used tea again in these truffles. I also added orange zest to strengthen the orangey flavor. Unfortunately, I messed up the kitchen again, but I am happy now eating my truffles and drinking my holy Early Grey tea!

Truffles with Orange and Early Grey Tea

adapted from Making Artisan Chocolates

makes 20 truffles


For ganache:

  • 100 gr (3.5 oz.) 60-70% bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 100 gr (3.5 oz.) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea
  • 1 orange’s zest

For dipping:

  • 100 gr (3.5 oz) milk chocolate, melted
  • cocoa powder


In a saucepan, mix heavy cream and tea, and cook until it gets to medium-heat. Wait for 5 minutes to allow tea give its flavor.

Stir the mixture through a strainer into a bowl with chopped bittersweet chocolate and the orange zest, and mix until you get a smooth ganache.

Freeze the mixture for 30 minutes, or until hardened.

Using a spoon, take small pieces of ganache, and form 20 ganache-balls using your hands. Freeze for another 30 minutes.

By using a fork, dip each truffle in melted chocolate, then in cocoa and be sure all parts of the truffles are covered with cocoa. Place the truffles onto a parchment paper, and keep them in a cool place.


  1. Dora
    November 14, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Dear Ulya,
    your recipes are great!!! especially Hypnotic Chocolate Orange Cake. I’ll try others in the next days. Could you please also give us some appetizers recipes, too?

    • ulya
      November 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

      Well, I’ve been busy lately, and couldn’t post recipes. But you’re right, I’m also tired of those cakes. I am working on some new recipes. When they are done, I’ll immediately post them. Check my blog in a week!

      Thanks for the comments!

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