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A Healthy Twist To An Old Favourite

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Jamaican Chocolate Tea RecipeJamaican Chocolate Tea Recipe

by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

If you know Jamaicans, you’ll know the love affair we have with teas. Not all of them evoke the same passion as Jamaican Chocolate Tea though. Chocolate Tea is not only delicious, but with one sip, memories from childhood resurface, and transport you to simpler days, when your hardest task was to wait on the breakfast your mom or grandmother was preparing.

Some of us even remember the painstaking labour it took to get Jamaican Chocolate Tea in the first place but it was all worth it.


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Nowadays, there are people like Mr Atkinson and his Rock Farm brand who have seen it as their duty to give us all those memories, without the hard part. He has found a delicious and healthier way of making Jamaican Chocolate Tea.

jamaican cocoa beans used to make chocolate tea

And just how does he know so much about chocolate? He is a cocoa farmer and producer of Jamaican Chocolate sticks which is used to make Jamaican Chocolate Tea. Mr Atkinson and his son Jumo operate the Rock Farm, which manufactures and distributes chocolate sticks, cinnamon leaves and nutmeg from their 14-acre farm in St. James.

jamaican chocolate balls or sticks

When we first met Mr Atkinson, he outlined to us the process of making authentic Jamaican Chocolate and we thoroughly enjoyed that.

Now, he is sharing with us, his Jamaican Chocolate Tea recipe and I must say I am a lot more excited this time around. He outlines his natural, healthier way of making the old favourite and the extra steps are worth it.

I think you should be able to make this cup of pure deliciousness as well. That is my reason for sharing the Rock Farm Jamaican Chocolate Tea recipe for the below. You can also watch Mr Atkinson at work on the My-Island-Jamaica YouTube channel.

Watch Video! Authentic Jamaican Chocolate Tea Recipe

Watch Mr. Atkinson's very detailed steps to his healthy Jamaican Chocolate Tea recipe!

Rock Farm's Jamaican Chocolate Tea Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups cane Juice
  • 1½  chocolate sticks
  • 1 small dried coconut
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon leaves

PROCEDURE

  1. Put your cane juice to boil.

  2. While this is being done, grate your chocolate sticks.

  3. When your cane juice comes to a boil, add your now grated chocolate to the pan and allow it to boil again.

  4. Cut your coconut into small blender sized strips, blend and strain into a container.

  5. Now, this part is up to you, you can add 1½ - 2 cups of coconut milk. My advice is to start with 1 cup and add as desired afterwards. You can always add more if it is necessary.

  6. Grate ½ teaspoon of nutmeg and add it, along with ½ teaspoon of vanilla to your boiling chocolate.

  7. Add your cinnamon leaves.

  8. Close your pot and allow your chocolate tea to come to a boil again. As soon as this begins to happen, your chocolate tea is ready.

 All that is left to do is strain your chocolate tea and pour some into your favourite mug. A snack wouldn’t hurt either. Mrs. Atkinson shared her stamp and go, Jamaican fritters with us.

One thing you may have noticed about Mr. Atkinson’s method of making chocolate tea is that there were no manufactured or non-plant-based ingredients used for sweetening. In fact, all Mr. Atkinson’s ingredients were grown on his Rock Farm, except the vanilla.

If you can get all the ingredients used, then you definitely should try it. However, one of the best things about Jamaican chocolate tea is how customizable it is. 

Except for a few core ingredients, you can make it however you want.

  • Your favourite milk or milk substitute can be used instead of coconut milk
  • Instead of cane juice, you can use powdered sugar or whatever your choice of sweetener is.
  • If you are going to use powdered sugar instead of cane juice though, you will have to use water instead of cane juice in the beginning. Simply, bring your water to a boil and follow the same steps, making whatever substitutions you like as you go along.

Now that I have found this healthier twist to an old favourite of mine I will definitely be making Jamaican chocolate tea more often.

You can purchase Mr. Atkinson’s chocolate tea at the My-Island-Jamaica Etsy store to try this new recipe.

And while you enjoy your tea, watch how the cocoa beans are transformed into the goodness you are sipping. See also: Turmeric Tea

Watch Video! How To Make JAMAICAN CHOCOLATE | The Rock Farm Tour

Come on this journey with us to see how Jamaican Chocolate is made on the Rock Farm Tour!

I hope you enjoy making our Jamaican Chocolate tea recipe. Enjoy!

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References & Sources For Jamaican Chocolate Tea Recipe

  1. Authentic Jamaican Chocolate Tea - Here's A Healthy NEW way to ENJOY 'Chalk-lit' tea, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3C8jx6t4IA  
  2. How To Make JAMAICAN CHOCOLATE | The Rock Farm Tour #ChocolateBalls #ChocolateSticks | Where To Buy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRgeyOJKON8
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