Dec 5, 2015

Caramel Chai Latte

More simply, how to make flavored chai with tea bags. My friend from Canada gave me this awesome tea sampler which I've kept since last Christmas because I couldn't drink it while pregnant. I finally opened them up and yum, so many flavors! The only problem is that I find hot water + tea bag combination to be too weak for me. Maybe my palate will eventually get sophisticated but for a tea beginner like me, I need milk and sugar.

I googled a lot looking for a recipe but couldn't find any, so here is my recipe. It's not really a recipe but it might help you out if you love flavored tea but are looking for a thicker consistency.



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Milk - 1 cup
Black tea leaves - 1 heaped teaspoon (I used Chakra Gold)
Flavored tea leaves - 1 heaped teaspoon or 1 tea bag ( I used Caramel Tea from World Market)
Sugar - 2-3 teaspoons (depending on taste)



Now if you don't have flavored tea leaves, you can add your own flavors. A few mint leaves, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, caramel, pumpkin spice - endless possibilities!

Method -

Boil the milk, add the tea leaves and simmer for 4-5 minutes. I used a saucepan and whisked briskly to get more flavor from the tea leaves.

Add sugar and simmer for 2 more minutes.

Strain and serve hot.

I know some people boil tea leaves in water and then add milk. I'm not a big fan of that because the tea tastes watery to me. I also add sugar to the saucepan because it melts better.

This is also a great way to drink fruity teas. Some of them are so sweet that the black tea nicely balances out the flavor.

Like I said, this is a super simple recipe and can be customized to your preference. Hope this recipe gives a little twist to your evening chai. 

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