Chai latte recipe

Especially during winter, I like to treat myself to a cup of hot chai tea. If you’re not familiar with this type of drink, let me explain shortly. Chai (meaning tea) latte (milk) is a herbal drink (originally coming for India) that is very sweet and heartwarming. It takes quite some time to make it but it is truly worth it!

Ingredients for 2 cups

  • 3/4 cup of milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 pink peppers
  • 1 cinamon stick
  • a dash of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of black tea
  • 4 à 5 teaspoons of Gula Java
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Let’s cook it

Start with mixing all the herbs together and ground untill very fine. Put the mixture in a kettle together with the water and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the tea, Gula Java and the milk and let it cook for about 3 more minutes. Then turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down for about 7 mintues. Put everything through a strainer to get out the loose tea and the herbs. As for decoration I like to add some more cinnamon powder on top of my tea. Enjoy!

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If you don’t have the time to make it, there are some ‘ready to go’ mixtures on the market that just require you to add some milk and water. I really like the chai mix from David Rio and Baru.

Lots of love,

naam 2

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