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Warm Up to Homemade Chai Tea Lattes

Oct 4 2011 - 6:32am
As the weather cools and Autumn storms roll in, nothing is more warming and satisfying than a cup of spicy, peppery chai tea. Preparing a homemade batch is practically effortless and tastes a million times better than store-bought chai blends. Let the scent and flavor of these exotic spices keep you feeling cozy throughout the changing season.

See this cozy homemade chai recipe.

Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Easy, Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Ingredients

1 cinnamon stick
5 whole green cardamom pods
5 whole cloves
5 whole black peppercorns
2 1-inch pieces ginger root, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon loose black tea
1/2 cup milk
Honey (or sugar) to taste

Directions

If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, substitute cow's milk with almond or soy. For frothy, foamed milk, consider purchasing a Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother [1] ($99), which will cut costs on store-bought lattes.

  1. In a small pot, combine cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, ginger, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5-10 minutes, depending on preferred strength.
  2. Remove from heat, add tea, and steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and return liquid to the pot. Discard solids.
  3. Over a low heat, stir in honey and milk and cook until heated through. Pour into mugs, and top with frothed milk and cinnamon, if desired.

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http://www.yumsugar.com/How-Make-Homemade-Chai-Tea-Lattes-19308913