O.M.Tea! This is good!
I’ve never been one to get excited over fancy drinks; however, I’ve developed a mild chai latte addiction over the past couple months. At four bucks a pop my love of the latte has not paired well with my desire to get out of debt, so I’ve been getting creative. I found that it is incredibly simple (and incredibly yummy) to make chai tea latte’s at home!
First, make the chai tea concentrate in bulk. You can store this in the fridge so it’s ready to go whenever a craving hits.
What you’ll need:
- 6 Chai Tea bags
- 5 Cups Water
- Milk or Almond Milk
- Optional: Heavy Cream (I typically use Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream)
- Optional: Immersion Blender
Directions: To make the Chai Tea concentrate bring hot water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add your tea bags. Let these steep for a while to get the maximum flavor out of the tea. I let mine sit for 30 minutes. Then pour yourself a cup of tea and store the rest in the fridge for later use.
Add your milk or cream of choice to the mug. I’ve found that 1/8th to 1/4th cup of whole milk is perfect, but everyone’s taste is different. If you happen to have an immersion blender whip up your mixture until it’s nice and frothy! I mix everything right in the mug, but be careful and go slow or you will have a huge whipped mess on your hands! Using an oversized mug, like the one pictured, is also helpful.
On day two (or later that same day…no judgement here!) when you want to make a latte from your concentrate, heat up the concentrate and milk either in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Pour into your mug, blend, and enjoy!
Tip: If you want some extra decadent froth add a dash of heavy cream. It’s super yummy and makes me feel oh so fancy!