Last week, we discussed the powerful health benefits of your favorite fall flavors — cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg. This week, we wanted to give you an easy way to combine all of these spices into one easy (and delicious) drink.
The chai tea lattes that you get at the big name coffeehouses may contain all of these wonderful spices, but they’re also packed with sugar and artificial ingredients — two things that you want to stay away from. The good news is that it’s easy to make your own chai tea lattes at home, and you don’t need any special fancy equipment.
What You Need:
- 1 cups water
- 1 whole cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1 black tea bags
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tbsp raw honey
What To Do:
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine water and spices and bring to a boil over high heat. As water comes to boil, whisk the spices in the water. Once the water reaches a boil, remove the mixture from heat and allow the spices to steep in the water for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, turn the heat back on and add the black tea bags. Return to a slight boil. Once boiling, remove from heat. Allow the tea bags to steep in the water and spices for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer.
- Put 2 cups of coconut milk in saucepan and heat over medium heat. Once coconut milk is hot, add chai tea mixture and honey. Whisk until combined and mixture becomes frothy.
- Pour into mugs and serve with a dash of cinnamon on top.