There are a lot of haters out there dissing the icy winter weather, but we are here to prove to you that the cold temperatures have a few perks – especially when it comes to food and drink.
Nothing says winter more than a warming cup of tea – best drunk in front of your favourite TV show (The Block, anyone?); so let’s start our warming winter recipes with a comforting brew – we guarantee this will be a family pleaser!
This week, we’ve partnered with our favourite food blogger, Tammi from Insatiable Munchies to give us her modern take on the classic tea – the Homemade Chai Latte.
Homemade Chai Latte
4 tsp assam tea leaves (or two bags of black tea)
4 cardamom pods
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon (or 1 whole quill)
1 star anise
3 tbsp honey
0.5 tsp whole black pepper
0.5 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean)
2 cups milk (I used soy)
1.5 cup water
Bring the water to the boil.
Add tea and spices into a medium pot, cover with the boiling water, and simmer over low heat for 3 minutes.
Add vanilla, the 2 cups of milk, and simmer for 4-5 minutes, or infused to your liking.
Stir through the honey. Use a stronger honey if you like to add a floral note to your cup of chai. I strongly urge you to play around with the mix till you find your sweet spot – I’m a cinnamon girl, myself.
For more of Tammi’s recipes and to follow her food journey, visit www.insatiablemunchies.com.