Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chai Latte

I love chai and been trying to find many recipes for making the best Chai Latte!
This is my favourite one so far and thought i will share it with you guys.. :)

  1.     2 1/2 cups water
  2.     2 -3 black tea bags (depending on how strong you like your tea)
  3.     3 whole cloves
  4.     4 cardamom
  5.     1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  6.     1" cinnamon
  7.     1" ginger
  8.     2 tablespoon honey
      For Latte (makes 2 cup)
  1.     3/4 cup chai made above
  2.     1 cup whole milk
  3.     1 tablespoon honey
  4.     pinch ground cinnamon


In a saucepan, bring the water and spices to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil, turn off the heat and allow the spices to steep in the water for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn the heat back on and add the black tea bag and honey. Return to a slight boil and allow the tea bags to steep in the water and spices for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer.

In a saucepan, bring the milk, honey, and pinch of cinnamon to a boil, stirring often. Once the sides of the milk begin to bubble, remove the pan from heat. Using an blender, blend the milk until it's frothy. Even if you avoid this step (if you are in a hurry or can't be bothered with) it tastes awesome!

Pour 3/4 cup of chai / tea in a mug. Slowly add the warm, frothy milk to the tea. Sprinkle the top of the chai latte with an extra pinch of cinnamon, if desired.

You can store the unused tea for later in a refrigerator. 
You can adjust the amount of honey depending on your taste. The amount I have used in this recipe is not very sweet.