honey chai tea latte

cl 2Honey Chai Tea Latte. We all know it, love it, and want some more of it. A sweet and spicy drink with a creamy finish. Hot or cold…this drink is a comforting treat.

When I think of chai, I think of:

Lofty coffee shop, rainy days, my sweet sister, wholesome ingredients, coffee cake, great company, Savory Spice Shop, ginger, and good reads.

chai ingredients 1When making your own chai tea at home, the first thing to do is to gather all of your spices and tea together. I love when I have the time to measure everything out ahead of time and see how each ingredient plays its part. It’s a beautiful thing. Literally.

chai ingredients

chai ingredients 3Then you start boiling, steeping, and incorporating. Look at all that delicious milk and honey. Two of my favorite things.

chai makingAnd straining all the liquid into a pretty teapot is the last step. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a pretty teapot. It can be strained into anything you like!

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Honey Chai Tea Latte (serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 pieces of crystallized ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 7 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp. anise seed
  • 2 Tbsp. strong black tea (I used darjeeling)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk (skip the milk if you don’t want it to be a latte)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add all the spices to 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then cover the mixture with a lid and let it steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Uncover and then add the black tea. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the honey and stir. Then slowly stir in the milk. If you don’t want it to be a “latte” you can skip the milk, and move on to step 5.
  5. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a teapot or jar.
  6. Serve & Enjoy!

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I’ve been enjoying Honey Chai Tea Lattes all week. And you can too! By the way, the pretty cake is from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Cinnamon Swirl – a perfect pairing!

Definitely making this again. Let me know if you have any questions.

xo sarah

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