Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you the recipe to my favorite drink. Chai Tea Lattes (hot and cold)
I used to buy the Chai Latte Concentration stuff at the store, but let’s face it… it gets pretty expensive. So I figured, there had to be a cheaper way! And there is! 🙂
You do have to spend a little more money up front to get all the spices. But you can make so many more lattes this way than with the store bought stuff. (The spices last a while.. AND you can dry them out and use them a second time)
What you need:
- 5 cups Water
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 7 Whole Cardamom Pods
- 10 Whole Cloves
- 10 Chai Tea Bags (cheaper to buy the loose tea, so use about 10 teaspoons of that)
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon Honey
Step 1: Bring your water to a boil (note that you put in 5 cups of water, but some will evaporate! Original recipe called for 4 cups of water, but so much evaporated I would end up putting in an extra cup towards the end! So I upped it to 5).
Step 2: Add in the cinnamon stick, the cardamom pods, the clovers and the tea. If you are using loose tea, just toss it in! Reduce your heat to medium low to avoid excess evaporation. Steep for 15-20 (or 25 minutes). I like ensuring my tea has a lot of flavor!
Step 3: Using a coffee filter or some other fine strainer, pour your concentrate into an air-tight container.
Step 4: Add in the brown sugar, vanilla extract, and honey. Mix well!
Step 5: You can store this concentrate in the fridge for up to 2 weeks… but please, like it will last that long!
To make a hot latte: warm milk and the Chai Tea Concentrate in a 1:1 ratio.
To make a cold latte: fill a cup with some ice and pour the milk and Chai Tea Concentrate over it in a 1:1 ratio.
I talk about that cute coffee sleeve here!
Enjoy your Chai Tea everybody! 🙂