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September 10 2016

Chai Tea Latte Recipe

The seasons are turning and there’s a chilly nip in the air, which are two of many wonderful excuses to embrace autumn and make one of the most popular takeaways from our Tea Shop – the Chai Latte. This soul warming cuppa is beautifully simple, and the scent of winter spices drifting through the kitchen is an utter delight. Comfort in a cup!

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How to make a chai latte

Ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf Chai tea
  • Milk / soya milk / oat milk (almond also works well) to fill 3/4 of a mug
  • Honey / brown sugar / agave to taste
  • Cinnamon for dusting – you could also grate over a little nutmeg
  • 1/4 mug of water just off boiling
  • Tea infuser or filter

Method

Spoon the chai tea into your infuser, place into your mug and pour over the hot water until the mug is around 1/4 full. Leave to infuse for around 5 minutes to allow the tea to develop a full, deep flavour.

  1. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a saucepan until steaming, and use a balloon whisk to create some texture. You could also use a milk steamer if you have one hiding in the cupboard.
  2. Notes: If using a frothing wand from a home espresso machine hold the milk in the jug at an angle so the milk moves in a circular motion. Keep heating the jug becomes just a little too hot to touch. If bubbles have formed, tab the jug strongly on a board and swirl the jug until the milk becomes smooth and silky.
  3. Remove the infuser of Chai from the mug and stir in your honey or sugar.
  4. Slowly pour in the heated milk, stirring as you go.
  5. Finish with a dusting of cinnamon. Relax, and enjoy.

And that’s all there is to it.

If you’re feeling adventurous you could add a little vanilla extract or vanilla pod to the milk for a Vanilla Chai infusion… Or perhaps a sprinkling of turmeric?

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CATEGORIES: Dorset. Recipes. Tea


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  • Posted November 10, 2014 at 3:40 pmapricotsandcream says:

    Yay! My drink for this afternoon 🙂

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