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Chai tea latte
5 from 6 votes

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Fructose-friendly

Sweeten with rice malt syrup.

Coconut-free

Replace the coconut oil with ghee or just leave it out.
 

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