Chai tea latte is my new obession. I’ve liked it as a friend for ages but recently it is all I think about. I’ve tried distracting myself with water, juice, even other lattes but the sugary chai goodness keeps on calling out to me like a majestic goose gliding against a sunset backdrop.
Up until recently I had kind of forgotten about the days I used to sneak Drink Me Chai sachets into my mum’s trolley in Waitrose, but recently I went home and sure enough, there they were on the shelf, as though they had been waiting for me all this time. I bought one, took it home and fell in love with chai all over again. My obsession has got so bad that last Friday night saw me literally running(?!) through Westfield shopping centre at 9:58pm to the nearest Starbucks to where we were having dinner at Yo Sushi, leaving my bemused boyfriend to pay the bill, just so I could feel the sweet frothy hit of a chai latte before the stores shut.
To be honest, I don’t have time to be running around hunting down chai lattes as if they were my prey. So I decided to do what I do best – make it at home, from scratch, with delicious healthy ingredients! And now you can do it to! Yay!
Home made chai tea latte: serves 1
- 1 chai tea bag (I used Tesco Finest vanilla chai)
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 3/4 milk (for a vegan recipe, use soya or almond milk)
- Honey to taste (use sugar or vanilla syrup if you’re making it vegan style)
- Cinnamon/nutmeg to sprinkle on top
Steep the tea bag in the hot water for 5 minutes.
Warm the milk in a pan, then whisk with a frother. Combine the tea and the milk and mix in the honey or sugar, then sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Done!
P.s. Chai tea is originally from India, and each traditional Indian household has their own variation of this recipe. Experiment with different methods and flavours until you find the perfect way to enjoy your chai tea latte!