In the realm of comforting beverages, the classic Chai latte stands as a beacon of warmth and spice.
Originating from India this aromatic drink has traversed borders and won hearts, evolving into a café staple beloved by many.
The perfect chai latte is a symphony of spices that dance on the palate, a creamy texture that soothes the throat, and a sweetness that speaks to the soul.
It's not just a drink; it's a ritual, a momentary escape to a world where every sip is a celebration of life's rich flavours.
The Ultimate Chai Latte Recipe
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Brewing Time: 3-4 minutes
- 1-2 teaspoon Planet Organic Chai Latte blend
- 2 tbsp of freshly boiled water
- 2 cups of your preferred milk (full-fat dairy for richness or almond milk for a nutty twist)
- Sweetener of choice (We love honey or maple syrup), to taste
- Cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)
- Star anise for an extra spice kick (optional)
Spice Infusion: Add the Planet Organic Chai Latte blend to freshly boiled water, stirring to ensure it's fully immersed. (If you're feeling adventurous, a star anise can be added at this stage for an extra layer of spice).
Milk Magic: In a separate saucepan or using a milk frother, heat your milk until it's hot but not boiling. For those who enjoy the art of latte making, frothing the milk to achieve a creamy consistency and a velvety foam top is key.
Sweetness and Spice: Once the spices have steeped to your liking (typically around 3-4 minutes), remove the anise if using, and sweeten with honey or maple syrup, stirring well to dissolve.
The Pour: Gently pour the hot, frothed milk over the chai-infused mixture.
Garnish and Serve: For a touch of elegance, garnish with a cinnamon stick, which can also be used as a stirrer. If you've used star anise, you can float it atop the foam for an aesthetic and aromatic finish.
Take a moment to appreciate the artistry in your cup, the blend of organic spices, and the care that went into its creation.
With each sip, let the chai latte envelop you in its comforting embrace, a perfect companion for any time of day.
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