It is winter and cold and what better thing to do than to have some chai tea?
Especially if you have won a giveaway that has a box of tea, including chai tea.
Yes, I’ll be reviewing this at a later date, but for now I have this recipe to tide you over. This recipe comes from a book we added at the library, Lose Weight By Eating: Detox Week by Audrey Johns. I was flipping through the book, processing it, when this recipe caught my eye and I had to make it.
“Oh, the irony…I’m typing this at a coffeehouse. I’m just trying to be honest here, because though I don’t often visit coffeehouses, I do once in a while when I need a quiet space to work. I made this recipe earlier today, then figured, “What the heck, let’s make sure it is as good as Starbucks,” so I headed on over to my local spot and ordered-you guessed it-a chai tea latte. So here I am, drinking my second chai tea latte of the day and typing up my recipe, which I think tastes exactly the same.
I whisk the milk by hand, and it’s very easy. It only takes a minute and you’re done (and by the way I’ve had two wrist surgeries in my whisking hand, so I assure you anyone can handle this mild activity).”
- 3 Chai Tea Bags, with the Paper Tags Cut Off
- 2 Cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk or Milk of your choice
- 2 Tablespoons of Pure Maple Syrup (optional)
- Sugar (optional)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice (optional)
- Heat 2 cups of water.
- One heated, remove from heat and steep 3 bags of chai tea for five minutes.
- In a small saucepan heat the milk over medium-low heat. As soon as the milk is simmering, whisk it.
- Pour the tea into two cups and and add sugar, maple syrup, or other sweetener.
- Top with frothy milk.
- Sprinkle on some pumpkin pie spice (if using).
- Congratulations, you just saved yourself $5.04.
I thought it was really good, but I had way more milk than tea. I don’t think the author planned for how it grows when heated and whisked. I had to make additional cups of tea to use it up-but otherwise, it was delicious!
For more tea posts, go to Blueberry Matcha Smoothie
For more recipes, go to Crispy, Chewy, Matcha Green Tea Cookies