Chai Latte

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  • Jul 26, 2022

Chai lattes on offer at cafes tend to be quite sweet and sugary. This recipe however has all the flavour of a chai latte with non of the sugar. It’s refreshing served cold in the summer with ice and hot during the winter months. It will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge, and can be easily warmed in the microwave or on the stove as needed.

  • Prep: 25 Minutes
  • Portions: 4 Cups


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 15 black peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 thumb ginger, sliced
  • 1L milk (or unsweetened soy milk)
  • 4 black tea bags


  1. In a small frying pan, heat the cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, star anise and bay leaves over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  2. Remove from the heat and transfer to a medium sized saucepan
  3. Add the milk and bring to a gentle simmer
  4. Simmer for 2 minutes before turning off the heat and adding the tea bags
  5. Allow the tea bags to steep for 5 minutes before discarding
  6. Strain and serve immediately if you would prefer a hot tea, or allow to cool before transferring to a glass jug and further chilling for at least 30 minutes in the fridge
  7. Serve over ice if having it cold