Chai Tea Latte
Last updated on July 30th, 2019 at 10:19 am
* This is a sponsored post for Just Ingredients * If you are a fan of Starbucks drinks, then chances are you have tried a chai tea latte. Full of the flavours of Christmas, this is one of my favourite hot drinks. I have made a really simple version of it that will save you calories and money.
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This made my house smell absolutely amazing. I might even start making this just to use as an alternative to air freshener. Speaking of air freshener, I have stopped using it because of all the chemicals, which I would have ending up breathing in, so I am using natural alternatives like boiling oranges and cinnamon together – seriously, it smells amazing.
Sure, it doesn’t look very pretty when it is cooking, but can you already smell it through the screen?
I think having a well stocked herb and spice rack is so important, especially when it comes to healthy eating. I don’t think healthy food should ever be bland and a lot of the time that comes down to how you use herbs and spices in your cooking. Buying them in shops can be quite expensive, which is why I like to order mine online. Not only does it work out cheaper, but you get them delivered straight to your door too – perfect if you do a lot of cooking and you are buying in bulk. I got sent a great selection of whole spices from Just Ingredients and as soon as they arrived I knew I had to make a chai latte with it. Opening up the packages filled my kitchen with the smell of Christmas. All the spices were really good quality and full of flavour. I would definitely recommend ordering some.
We are trying to cut back on wine in our house (it’s so hard, I really enjoy wine), and what works best for us is replacing one habit with another. So instead of having a glass of wine in the evening, we are having a hot drink. This means I am experimenting with lots of different hot drinks, so look out for more recipes.
For it to be a true latte, you would need to steam the milk, but if you don’t have a milk steamer (I don’t) then you can just heat up the milk in the microwave or on the hob.
Chia Tea Latte (Masala Chai) Ingredients – Serves 4:
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Chai Tea Latte
If you are a fan of Starbucks drinks, then chances are you have tried a chai tea latte. I have made a really simple version of it that will save you calories and money.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Keyword: chai drink, latte recipe, masala chai, tea latte
Servings: 4 people
1000 ml boiling water
3 vanilla pods seeds scraped out
10 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
10 green cardamom pods
15 g ginger peeled and sliced
4 black tea bags
500 ml skimmed milk
2 tbsp honey
Put the boiling water, vanilla pod and seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and ginger in a pan and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the tea bags and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Heat the milk.
Using a tea strainer or a fine mesh sieve, strain the tea in to cups or glasses. Fill with hot milk and stir in the honey.
Serving: 350ml | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg
What is your favourite hot drink in the winter? Leave a comment below.
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