Let’s be honest, it seems that chai tea lattes have been sent from above to the grace this Earth with cups full of deliciousness and heart-warming comfort. No matter how it’s made or where it comes from, I stand by this – chai lattes will always be my saving grace.
But if you dare to cross over into the depths of deep, deep deliciousness then I suggest you give your tastebuds a go at a slow brewed chai (anyone else read that sentence in the voice of Lionel Richie? Nope, just me?).
This method extracts spice and aromas for a minimum of 10 minutes on the stove top, leaving you with the most flavoursome chai you have ever tasted – it will change your life.
Takes 10+ minutes
250ml of Milk (we like Soy or Coconut)
2 Tbs of Vanilla Spiced Chai Loose Leaf Tea
1 Tbs Honey or Agave
1. In a pot, add milk and Vanilla Spiced Chai Loose Leaf Tea. Turn to medium and bring to a simmer.
2. Allow to simmer on a low heat for a minimum of 10 minutes, the longer you simmer the stronger and spicier the brew will become. The milk should begin to turn a burnt caramel colour. Be sure not to let the brew get into a rolling boil - sometimes this can cause the milk to curdle.
3. Once finished simmering, strain the mixture into your cup. Discard the used tea leaves. Sweeten and you're good to go!