Chai, the most popular brew in India, is black tea with spices, famously served with milk and sugar. Spiced with cinnamon and cardamom (or chili!) it’s an indulgent and flavorsome brew that puts a cafe latte to shame… but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as a chai latte concentrate, or a powdery mix filled with processed milk powder and sugar! Here’s an all-natural recipe made with 100% real whole leaf black tea and whole spices that takes mere minutes!
Why make a chai latte with real tea?
Do you know where the tea used in your chai latte mix or concentrate comes from? Or what portion of it is actually tea? Making your own chai latte at home with real tea guarantees you're getting pure high quality ingredients... no preservatives or dusty teas, here! Plus, you can add as much or as little sugar and milk as you'd like! (or a dairy free milk, even) And not to worry, our tea temples are 100% biodegradable.
How to make
- Pop 1 chai tea temple in your mug (or why not try spiced winter red rooibos tea for a decaf version!)
- Cover the tea temple with boiling water (about ¼ mug)
- Leave to brew for 5 minutes
- Add a teaspoon of brown sugar/agave syrup for sweetness (to taste)
- Top with hot frothy milk
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for fanciness.
Fun facts about chai
- the phrase “Chai tea” is technically ‘tea tea’ because the world chai is tea in Hindi, but most people don’t remember that because every time they drink a chai it tastes so good that they forget.
- In India, chai is served in kulhars, little clay cups you are meant to break on the ground once you have finished drinking! They are 100% biodegradable. Much better than disposable coffee cups right?
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