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Chai latte in a glass with spices in a saucer

Chai latte

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Don't go to the coffee shop for a chai latte – instead, make one. Use storecupboard spices like cinnamon and cardamom to recreate this Indian-inspired tea

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal104
fat5g
saturates3g
carbs11g
sugars10g
fibre0.4g
protein4g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 2cm piece ginger, sliced
  • 3 black teabag (such as ceylon, assam or English breakfast)
  • 500ml whole milk, or coconut milk also works well
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch cinnamon to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Toast the spices in a dry frying pan until they are fragrant then put them, the ginger and tea bags into a teapot or cafetière with 500ml freshly boiled water and leave to infuse for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the milk with the brown sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Once lightly steaming froth the top with a milk frother or whisk to create some foam.

  • STEP 3

    Strain the tea between 4 mugs, or heatproof glasses, then pour in the milk, keeping the froth back. Stir to combine. Top each latte with a bit of the milk foam then dust with a pinch of cinnamon.

Goes well with

Recipe from November 2017, November 2017

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Rating: 4 out of 5.4 ratings
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