Immune Supportive Chai Tea Latte
I love Chai Tea and nothing compares to 'real' fresh brewed chai. This immune supportive recipe is easy to make and super delicious.
- 250 ml milk (1 cup) of your choice (half milk half coconut water is yum too)
- 2 clove/s
- ½ cinnamon quill
- 3 cardamom pods -bruised by pressing with a knife or fork handle
- 2 slices ginger root
- 1 tea bag -fair-trade black, white or green tea or rooibos tea for caffeine-free*
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric (or a slice of fresh root if you have it, optional but strongly recommended
- 1 tsp coconut oil - or ghee (optional)
- ½ tsp vanilla - powder, extract or essence (optional)
- 1 tsp rice malt syrup or honey - to taste
- *Rooibos tea is available from the tea aisle of supermarkets or health food stores. It is what I chose mostly (I'm a bit caffeine sensitive), always my choice for my kids.
In a small pot, place your milk, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and ginger and bring to a very low simmer for 5 minutes. If you are using the fresh root of turmeric, add this now too.
Add the tea bag and continue to simmer very gently for a few more minutes.
I just use a spoon to hold the solids aside as I pour the delicious liquid into a cup to enjoy.
Sweeten to taste and mix in the optional turmeric powder, coconut oil, ghee and vanilla powder.
Dairy-free and vegan
Substitute the milk for either almond milk (home made is best, otherwise choose a vegetable oil and sugar-free brand). You could also use a mix of almond milk and coconut milk for a creamier chai.
Sweeten with rice malt syrup.
Replace the coconut oil with ghee or just leave it out.
How do you like my real chai? Post a comment or rate this recipe.