Chai Tea Latte
Ahh… winter is coming. Winter for us does not mean snow falling and cozy evenings gathered around the fire. It DOES mean clear 70° days and night temperatures that dip into the 60’s. Our house is not insulated, so when it’s 60° outside, that’s the temperature inside too. And that feels cold. What a better way to start a chilly morning than with your Bible and a hot drink?
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, and hot cocoa can make me feel ick, so a chai tea latte is a perfect fit on a cold morning. It only takes a few minutes to make, and there’s enough to save for the next morning or to share with a spouse or friend.
I’ll confess that I only knew chai tea as something that came out of a box. When I first saw a recipe for chai tea and started experimenting with it, I was delighted that I could make something so delicious with spices I already had. And of course, when made from scratch, the taste is far superior.
Step over to your spice cupboard, dump, and stir. I think you’ll be pleasantly delighted.
Chai Tea Latte
2 C water
4 bags Lipton tea
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
1/8” piece of ginger, peeled or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 C milk
1/4 C sugar
Whipped topping (optional)
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Combine water, tea, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer 5 minutes. Stir in milk and return to a boil for one minute. Strain out non-liquid ingredients. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour into cups, top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.
For another delicious homemade latte recipe, I recommend trying Pumpkin Spice Latte from SerenaHorst.com.