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04/09/2014 07:01 EDT | Updated 06/09/2014 05:59 EDT
Chocolate truffles with tea and fresh basil? Yes!

Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavour. Think about it this way — we don't hesitate to pair chocolate and mint. Basil isn't all that far off in flavour, lending a pepperiness that acts as the perfect foil to the richness of the chocolate. And the tea — which pairs so well with sweets — lends a depth of flavour that ties everything together.

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