My Love for Chai has no end: Easy at home Chai latte
Caffeine and me have an interesting relationship.I am pretty sure at one point I was addicted to the sugar free Monster energy drink. Today I can handle an iced coffee or dirty chai. But a few years back after going through chemotherapy and detoxing my body from everything, caffeine was not my friend. My heart would race, stomach would hurt and my anxiety would be at its peak, and this was just from one cup of coffee. It might just be me but coffee shop drinks seem to jack me up way more than anything I make at home. I do my best to skip the shop which lead me to creating this chai tea recipe.
Once I went back to school I started feeling exhausted and needed something. Coffee was still a little harsh. So I switched it up and started drinking teas. This was the moment the good lord gifted me with the flavor of chai. Chai is a black tea and depending on where you get it from it has strong sweet and spicy flavors of cinnamon, ginger and clove.
A Good Chai will cost ya
My go to order became an iced chai with almond milk. After trying a couple different places I noticed that the chain coffee shops like Starbucks and PCJ served Tazo Chai Tea Latte Concentrate. It isn’t bad it is just super sweet and lacks the spice I enjoy but works good if you want a super easy fix at home. In addition to that a chai latte can cost anywhere for $4-$7. No. Just no. I have a hard time paying over $2 for any drink (excluding alcohol). So I took it upon myself to make my own latte at home.
Chai Latte Recipe:
- 2 Chai Tea Bags
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Tumeric
- Sliced Ginger
- 1/4 cup French Vanilla Creamer
- 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Almond milk
- 2 cups H20
- Cut open the chai tea bags and pour into French press. I like to add an additional bag of Turmeric Glow Tea).
- Add the cinnamon, turmeric and slices of ginger into the French press and set aside.
- Warm the 2 cups of water up in the microwave (75 seconds) or on the stove top.
- Once water is hot, pour it into the french press and let it brew for 7-10 minutes (don’t press just yet).
- While tea is brewing pour your almond milk and creamer into a cooking pot and place on medium heat.
- Add the brown sugar to the milk and cream combo and slowly stir until sugar is dissolved then turn heat to simmer.( DO NOT BRING TO A BOIL).
- Press your tea mixture in the French press (without adding milk) and pour into your choice of mug.
- Remove milk and cream combination from heat and whisk at a face pace back and forth along the edge of the pot to froth your milk.
- Add frothed milk to top of the mug.
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