October 17, 2014

chai tea latte

first of all. FOUR DAYS, people. FOUR STINKING DAYS and i'll be on my way to europe. i am freeeeeaking oooout. i had to sit on my suitcase while trying to see if everything would fit, but i've got mad skills and got it to work.

anyways, i wanted to leave you guys with a delicious recipe to accompany the fall weather we've been having lately.

as you all should know by now, chai tea is my kyrptonite. the spiciness, the creaminess. ah. i die! the other night i had some free time (actually i just forced myself to stop working on stuff and take a break) and i decided to make chai lattes for me and kyle. we had the windows open, letting in the cool fall air. it was the perfect night for a cup.

now, chai is one of those things that you have to tweak until you get the perfect recipe for you. some people like it really spicy. some people like it more creamy. some like it thick. some don't. it's really up to you. sometimes i change it up...depending on my mood.

this is my recipe, which i adapted/tweaked from manda's recipe. (that women is seriously amazing.)

makes 4-6 servings

two cups water
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp pepper
four cloves (or 1 tsp clove powder)
four cardamom pods (or 2/3 tsp cardamom powder)
one large cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon)
two cups milk
2 tbs raw sugar (or any kind of sugar really)
2 tbs  loose black tea (preferably chai masala or garam)

+ bring water and spiced to a boil +
+ let simmer 1-3 minutes (the longer, the spicier) +
+ add milk & sugar and bring back to a boil +
+ add tea leaves, remove from heat, & steap 3-5 minutes +

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13 comments on "chai tea latte"

  1. ahh sounds soo good, i can' wait to try it. & can't wait to hear about your trip! have so much fun

    1. did you ever try it? did you like it??

  2. OMG! 4 days! I'm pumped for you, I hope you have the most amazing time! I love chai and I'm going to have to try this recipe! xo


    1. it was SO amazing! can't wait to share all the pictures and stories with all of you guys! :)

      let me know if you try this chai!

  3. yes! I love chai tea, but I'm always hesitant to make it at home because I can't get my ratio straight haha. I'll have to try this one out :) also, CANNOT WAIT for pictures from your trip!

    1. yeah, it took me a couple tries to come up with a mixture i like. that's part of the fun though. :) you should definitely give it a try and let me know how it goes!

  4. Ah! I LOVE Chai Tea! There is no better drink in the Fall! And girl, have SO MUCH FUN on your trip!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    1. i could not agree more! it's so perfectly fallish!

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    1. it is!! :) and best of all, it's customizable!

  6. ummm I LOVE THIS! i am obsessed with chai tea lattes! <3
    and, as always, your pictures are incredible!

    1. you should definitely try this!! it's so delish! :)

  7. I love Chai Tea Latte!!! :)