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How to make the perfect chai latte at home

by on September 28th, 2016

We’re big fans of the Chai latte here at the Canton office. Now that autumn is well and truly on its way, the warming blend of spiced black tea and steamed milk makes it a perfect drink.

However, Chai lattes sold from the big high-street coffee chains hit the news headlines earlier this year due to their ‘shocking sugar levels‘.┬áCosta’s massimo Chai latte was found to contain a whopping 20 teaspoons of sugar. So we’ve developed our own recipe using Canton Organic Chai that contains a fraction of the sugar (less than 1 tsp per serving!) and is easy to make at home.

 

Ingredients

10g Canton Organic Chai
2 heaped tsp of honey, or sweetener of your choice. We also recommend agave syrup or muscovado sugar
250ml organic whole milk
Cinnamon

 

Recipe

First, make a concentrated Chai tea syrup:

1. Add your loose leaf Chai, sweetener and 250ml boiling water to a teapot with no infuser, to give maximum infusion.

2. Leave to infuse for 20 minutes.

This makes 250ml concentrated Chai tea syrup, which will keep in the fridge for up to two days.

 

For the latte:

1. Add 75ml of the Chai tea syrup to a mug.

2. Heat the milk and blend using electric matcha whisk until it’s frothy.

3. Slowly add the warm, frothy milk.

4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.

 

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