Monday, February 27, 2012

Spiced Chai Latte


Recently I've been spending a fortune on Starbuck's Chai Lattes.  I'm absolutely hooked - it was beginning to get a little out of hand, so I decided to do some research and make my own.  I can only say this is a home run - of course it's as simple as making a cup of tea and honestly it tastes divine.

I used skim milk as I really can't afford the extra fat calories at the moment but use whatever milk you please.


4 black tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
6 cardamon pods
4 whole cloves
1/4 inch of peeled ginger root
3-4 tablespoons of sucanant sugar (regular brown sugar would do the trick)
1 cup of milk

Makes approx 4 good sized cups.



Put the kettle on to boil the water.

Place the teabags, spices and sugar into the teapot.

When the water has boiled, pour into the pot and brew for at least 4 minutes.

Steam the milk.

Pour the tea into a teacup, add milk and enjoy.

24 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Smart to make your own. I'm hooked on their Passion Iced Tea.

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  2. Love this Spiced Chai recipe and yes my daughter love Straburks but is so cost I think. I will make this.
    Love your tea cup! is adorable!

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  3. This sounds delish! I love chai tea latte's! I pinned your peppers on pinterest and it looks like everyone was as crazy about them as me! Have a wonderful week!

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  4. You didn't indicate how much water? Thankfully I am not addicted but I can see getting used to it if I have if often.

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  5. Neither of us likes tea, we drink nothing but herbal so the 4 teabag base puts me off. I will just use the spices on there own :) Diane

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  6. Thanks for posting this great recipe! I will try it as soon as I find cardamom pods!!!

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  7. Chai latte is the only thing I ever get at starbucks. It is my favorite spice ever and i love that you made your own! Awesome

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  8. This sounds wonderful and I love to be able to duplicate dishes and drinks at a fraction of the original cost. I can't wait to give this a try.I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. The tea looks delicious, and I love your tea set!

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  10. One of my most favourite teas ever, thanks for sharing x

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  11. I was looking at some specialty teas in the grocers-some can be very expensive, but chai is one of the lesser expensive ones. I have never tried this tea, but obviously I am missing out. The idea of a latte sounds even better. Comforting picture of that cup!

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  12. Love when you can make your favorite restaurant treats at home!

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  13. Love your exquisite way of enjoying a cup of latte. The look of the beautiful cup make me feel happy drinking this cup of tea :D

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  14. I am saving this - I get a hankering for for apiced Chai and don't always have time to get out and buy one... and then when you add up the dollars and cents... Let's just say that your research is my gain!

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  15. Yum! Sounds so good. We only have one little Starbucks so this will save me a trip to town!

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  16. cute post! this tea is what i make for my husband every morning and evening... I sometimes vary the spices and sometimes leave it out... love ur tea-cup

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  17. I love Chai Spice Mary. Your latte looks fabulous! xxoo

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  18. Lovely! This has me wishing it was a bit cooler in Cayman :)

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  19. My sister makes an awesome chai latte at home. I've never tried it though. I so wish I had a steaming cup in front of me this morning!

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  20. This tea sounds delicious and easy to make, and I love spiced chai. Very nice.

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  21. This looks simply delicious! I love Chai tea!

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