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.