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The chai latte is a perfect drink to enjoy with its comforting warming spices, frothy milk, and if you need an extra hit of caffeine, a shot of espresso. It can be one of the best things to sip on during a cold, crisp day.
However, if you want to avoid coffee shop lines, learning how to make a chai latte at home is easy and a great drink to enjoy while cosy on the sofa, wrapped in blankets.
Here's our delicious chai latte recipe that's sure to keep you cosy and warm during the colder seasons.
Serve in latte glasses
2 cinnamon sticks
8 cardamom pods
2cm ginger, sliced
1 star anise
3 black teabags, preferably assam, English breakfast or Ceylon
500ml whole milk or coconut milk for a non-dairy alternative
2 tbsp brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon to serve
How to Make Chai Latte
1. Toast the spices in a dry frying pan until fragrant. Add the spices, ginger and tea bags into a teapot or cafetiere with 500ml of freshly boiled water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
2. Heat the milk (avoid boiling) with the brown sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Once lightly steamed, froth the top with a milk frother (or a whisk, if you have no frother to hand).
3. Strain the tea and pour into heatproof, latte glasses then pour in the milk while keeping the froth back. Stir to combine the tea and the milk before topping each latte with the milk foam and dust with a pinch cinnamon.
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What is a Dirty Chai Latte?
Dirty chai is a popular espresso drink that consists of a shot of espresso mixed into the traditional spiced chai tea used for a chai latte. So, if you want a hint of coffee in your chai latte, ask for it ‘dirty’ - and if want even more caffeine, ask for it ‘filthy,’ which means two shots of espresso.