Chai Latte


Chai latte is a popular drink made with black tea, milk, and spices. The spices vary depending on the region, but typically include cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger. Chai latte can be made with either hot or cold milk, and is often served with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Method:

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it is steaming but not boiling. Add the sugar and spices, and stir to combine.
  2. Place the chai tea bag in a mug and pour the milk mixture over it. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bag and stir. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Potential changes & improvements:

If you want a stronger flavor, you can steep the tea bag for longer. For a less sweet drink, you can reduce the amount of sugar. And for a dairy-free option, you can use almond milk or another type of non-dairy milk.

Works Well With…

Chai latte goes well with a variety of food. Try it with biscuits or cookies for a sweet snack, or pair it with a savory dish like curry.

Common Mistakes:

One common mistake is to boil the milk, which will make it too hot and can scald the tea leaves. Be sure to heat the milk until it is steaming but not boiling.

Nutritional Information:

A typical chai latte made with milk and sugar has approximately 200 calories. For a vegan version made with almond milk, the calorie count is lower.

Allergens:

Chai latte contains milk and spices. For a vegan version, use almond milk instead of cow’s milk.


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