Monday, February 6, 2012

For the Love of Chai Tea

My husband & I just completed my 4th (his 1st) 30 day whole food detox. The 1 thing I missed the most this time around......was a really GOOD chai tea latte. Since I couldn't have sugar, milk or caffeine it pretty much ruled out anything you could find in the store.

After 30 days of experimenting I finally mastered the perfect (for me) Chai Tea Latte!

Here's my recipe.

You will need a 2 quart pitcher.

Add to the pitcher:

1 tsp. ground ginger

1tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 tsp. cardamom

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 - 1/4 tsp. white pepper (depending on how spicy you like your chai)

12 tea bags (I used decaf Irish breakfast tea)

After you have all your spices & tea in the pitcher, fill almost to the top with boiling hot water.
Note: If using glass, you may want to run hot tap water over your pitcher to preheat the container, or it may crack.

Next, add 3/4 cup honey & 3/4 cup agave.

Stir well to dissolve sweeteners.

I like a little vanilla in mine.....totally optional.

I added 3 tsps.
Let tea steep for about 7 minutes & remove tea bags.

To use your concentrate fill a mug half full with your choice of milk. I use coconut milk.

Give the concentrate a good shake or stir & then fill your glass the rest of the way with the concentrate.

I like mine hot, so I popped it in the microwave.


Nothing like hot spicy chai.

My 30 days are over, but I have permanently replaced my coffee habit.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds yummy! I am totally putting this in my recipe box to try :)