How To Make A Chai Latte At Home

HOW TO MAKE A TRADITIONAL CHAI LATTE AT HOME

Part 2 of our how to brew Chai series

Continuing on from our last blog post where we used a teapot to brew our Sweet’n’Sticky Honey Chai, this week we are making a delicious milky chai latte using the traditional stove top method.

For me, this is one of my favourite ways to make chai, not only because of is it milky, rich and full flavour, but I find the actual process very relaxing.  

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - A close up of mug of chai latte on a table 

LOOSE LEAF CHAI Vs INSTANT CHAI

When people think of chai lattes they tend to think of the powdered or syrup type that you get from your local café, which often contain a lot of artificial fillers and an overload of sugar.

Let me show you a fool proof way to make your own chai lattes at home, but without all artificial flavours and fillers. This process might take a little longer, but trust me, the rewards are worth the effort!

For this recipe, I’m using our Collombatti Naturals Original Masala Chai.

 

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - close up picture of loose leaf Masala Chai

 

THE CHAI LATTE RECIPE

Step One: Add 300ml of your favourite dairy or non-dairy milk to a small to medium saucepan.  

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - Black saucepan on a stovetop with milk being poured into the saucepan
 Step Two: Add 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf chai.

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - Black saucepan on a stovetop half filled with milk with loose leaf masala chai in the milk as well as in a teaspoon hovering over the top of the saucepan 

Step Three: Bring your milk and tea mixture to a low boil and then reduce to a slow simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until it reaches a rich, caramel colour. This will ensure that all the flavours have emulsified and you’ll get an intense, milky, chai taste.

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - Black saucepan on a stovetop with brewing loose leaf chai in milk

 

Step Four – Now your chai is simmering away, it's time to prepare your cup. I like to use a clear latte glass, and as I love drinking my chai with honey, I drizzle a little on the inside rim of my cup before I pour my hot chai in.  This will not only look amazing, but it will make sure the honey distributes evenly throughout the chai.

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - A latte glass with a wooden honey dipper in front and next to the glass a yellow beehive shaped honey pot and behind the glass is a 50g packet of Collombatti Naturals Masala Chai  

When the brewing time is up, use a strainer to pour the tea through and into your latte glass or cup.

 Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - A latte glass with a tea strainer on top of the glass with the brewed chai latte being poured into the latte glass via the tea strainer with the bee hive shaped honey pot and wooden honey dipper in the background

As a final touch, (if you have it in your pantry) you can give your tea a light dusting of cinnamon for an authentic café-style chai feel (and I personally like the extra cinnamon!).

Now all that's left to do is sit back and enjoy!

 *Note - this tea is lovely and milky, but for an extra sweet and creamy hit I suggest you try it with our creamy White Chocolate Chai.

It has all the flavours of our traditional chai but with a touch of extra sweetness from the chunks of white chocolate so it goes exceptionally well with the hot milk base.

Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - A white tea cup with a 50g packet of White Chocolate Chai next to the cup and a heap of the White Chocolate chai loose leaf tea in front of the cup as well as a heart shaped stainless steel tea strainer

So next time you want to try something a little out of the ordinary, why not give this method a try?  Let me know in the comments if you do!

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Collombatti Naturals - How to make a traditional chai latte at home - close up picture of loose leaf Masala Chai