Chai Latte

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The Breakfast Bible: 100+ Favorite Recipes to Start the Day

The Breakfast Bible

By Kate McMillan

Published 2018

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  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 4 black cardamom pods
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 peppercorns
  • 5 thin slices peeled fresh ginger
  • cup (160 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp Darjeeling tea leaves


    In a saucepan, combine the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, peppercorns, ginger, and cups (375 ml) water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until aromatic, about 10 minutes.

    Add the milk and sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the tea leaves, remove from the heat, cover, and let stand until the chai reaches the desired strength, 3-5 minutes.

    If you have a milk frother, pour half of the chai into a pitcher, froth it, then return it to the pan. Strain the chai through a fine-mesh sieve into 2 mugs, spooning foam onto the tops, and serve.