Chai Tea or Indian Tea is a spiced tea blend that’s typically brewed with milk and sugar. While it requires more ingredients than usual, the payoff is incredibly satisfying! The aroma alone is enough to make you want to take the time to prep this drink at home.
We’re taking cues from Oh How Civilized on how to make chai tea latte! The chai tea concentrate consists of water, black tea, honey, cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom pods, cloves, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and black peppercorns. By the ingredient list itself, it looks like we’re whipping up a food dish! But stick with us, completing the ingredients is 90% of the work. Just head to your local Asian grocery to get them all.
Once your chai concentrate ingredients are on hand, better crush and chop the whole spices to make it easier for the flavors to infuse. Simmer and stir the chai concentrate ingredients on low heat for 10 minutes. Afterwards, strain the spices and add the vanilla extract. Cool for about an hour before assembling with milk and ice, pouring 1 part chai concentrate with 1 part milk.