Recipe

CHAI LATTE INSPIRED BY COSTA COFFEE

The trending chai without the 20 teaspoons of sugar...

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 mins
 2 tsp Yorkshire Tea Loose Leaf
 1 Cinnamon Stick
 1 tsp Ginger Powder
 3 Cloves
 3 Bruised Green Cardamon
 1.50 tsp Black Coarse Pepper
 2 tbsp Condensed Milk
 3 tsp Honey
 2.50 Water
1

Boil all the spices in water with loose leaf tea in a pan and once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat.

2

Stir in the condensed milk and honey.

3

Then sieve the tea into a traditional, transparent glass from a height, just like they do in the hustle and bustle streets of Bangladesh.

4

Alternatively, pour into a latte glass and enjoy 🙂

5

Optional extra: you can swirl chocolate sauce around the latte glass and then pour the chai. This will asthetically look presentable however will melt very quickly. You can also add whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top with cinnamon or chocolate. The choice is yours 🙂

What most people don't understand about Chai Latte is that it's not tea mixed with coffee. I mean, how disgusting would that be? One would have to be pretty desperate right? But imagine, I just did that (haha) without actually knowing what it was and that I shared a fusion of both and enjoying it.

Latte actually just refers to steamed milk and for coffee lovers, it's a great hot drink whereby Latte is not a strong coffee drink. Essentially in this case, it's like having a milky tea only with a range of spices which then makes it into Masala tea - so what is the actual difference between Chai Latte and Masala Tea.

At home, I grew up with Bengali tea which was made up of Condensed Milk and Elaichi otherwise known as Cardamon Tea. But one thing about me I must confess, is that I absolutely loathe boiled milk and all that is associated with boiled milk. For example, its frothy-ness and the stringy milk strands that lay on top (my opinion). I mean, Desi tea is full of it and I suppose that's what makes it great for Chai lovers.

My Costa Coffee style chai latte takes all that nonsense out. Its a sophisticated hot, sweet tea you can enjoy without all the milky yukiness. Its addictive and smooth; so smooth its a bit of a criminal 🙂

Ingredients

 2 tsp Yorkshire Tea Loose Leaf
 1 Cinnamon Stick
 1 tsp Ginger Powder
 3 Cloves
 3 Bruised Green Cardamon
 1.50 tsp Black Coarse Pepper
 2 tbsp Condensed Milk
 3 tsp Honey
 2.50 Water

Directions

1

Boil all the spices in water with loose leaf tea in a pan and once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat.

2

Stir in the condensed milk and honey.

3

Then sieve the tea into a traditional, transparent glass from a height, just like they do in the hustle and bustle streets of Bangladesh.

4

Alternatively, pour into a latte glass and enjoy 🙂

5

Optional extra: you can swirl chocolate sauce around the latte glass and then pour the chai. This will asthetically look presentable however will melt very quickly. You can also add whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top with cinnamon or chocolate. The choice is yours 🙂

CHAI LATTE INSPIRED BY COSTA COFFEE

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