Spiced tea latte!

One of the most comforting drinks when the weather turns cold!

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There are so many varieties to this recipe. I am constantly trying new tea flavors from one day to the next. It’s very quick to make, and when you are done, be sure to keep you hot steamy mug close to you, or someone in your house might be temped to drink it on the sly…I turned my back for just a few minutes, (5 tops!). When I came back to the kitchen, my tea-loving husband was sporting a frothy mustache, and half of my spiced goodness was missing from the mug! I’m all about sharing my treats in this house, so I guess it was fair game, looking all steamy and delicious. It’s THAT good. But the good news is, it’s so quick to make more.

I start with whatever loose tea (or several tea bags if you have them) that I am in the mood for. Today it was chai tea with a bit of orange spice tea mixed in. I buy my loose teas from a local tea shop.

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Steep the tea for a minimum of 5 minutes (sometime I will let it sit for 10). This will give your tea a strong, flavorful base.

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While the tea is steeping, I mix all of the spices into the almond milk, and heat in a small sauce pan for about 5 minutes, or until steamy and hot.  Then I pull out the big guns…my high powered blender, where I pour the tea and the spiced milk in. (you can also pour the tea into the pot with the milk, and use an immersion blender if need be) Blend for a few seconds. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is really simple, and within 10 minutes, you will have an amazing, homemade latte for yourself (or family members who are stalking it). ENJOY!

HEALTH TIP: Chai tea already has very strong anti-inflammatory properties, and with the added ginger and cinnamon in this recipe, it is an even greater asset to healthy digestion and immune function.

Using fresh ginger not only gives the latte a spicy hint but it also provides many health benefits. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune boosting properties and helps eliminate gastrointestinal distress. Cinnamon is also a powerful antioxidant, fights bacteria as well as fungi and helps normalize blood sugar levels.

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spiced chai tea latte with almond milk

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chai tea, or tea of choice ((can use 3 tea bags))
  • 1 Cups boiling water
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger root (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean (or organic, gluten free vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon raw, local honey (or coconut sugar)

Directions

Step 1. Boil water and steep tea for minimum 5 minutes. I like mine strong, so I let it sit a bit longer!
Step 2. In small pot, add almond milk and spices, and heat until very hot, but not quite boiling.
Step 3. In high speed blender, blend all ingredient.
Step 4. Pour into large mug and enjoy!

 

This tea will pair very well with:

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Make your own almond milk:

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