Posted on 03/24/2022 at 10:00 AM by Madhu Gadia
Spiced Chai Latte
Chai brewed tea with milk and sugar–originated in India. It is well known to most Americans today as it has gained popularity in coffee shops. In India, Chai is a matter of personal taste and preference, just as coffee is to coffee lovers. Some like it plain, while others prefer it with spices (Masala-Chai). Chai latte is a wonderful blend of Chai with extra milk. You can make it with milk or soymilk.
Beverage Yield: 4 – 1 cup servings
3 cups water
3 cardamom pods, crushed
1 inch fresh ginger, crushed
1 small piece cinnamon stick
1 whole cloves
4 Teabags (or 4 tsp tea leaves) — black tea such as Lipton® or English breakfast
2 cups Milk (or soymilk)
1⁄4 cup Sugar, to taste (or sugar substitute equivalent)
1. In a medium saucepan, add water, cardamom pods, ginger, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to boil on high heat. Add tea bags, reduce heat, and simmer for about 3 minutes.
2. Add milk and sugar and return to boil. Remove from heat. Cover with lid and let steep for about 2 minutes, remove tea bags, and strain tea into cups or teapot. Serve hot.
Recipe By: Madhu Gadia, MS, RD. For more recipes and blogs go to www.cuisineofindia.com.