HOW TO MAKE A CHAI LATTE ON THE STOVE TOP
HOW TO MAKE CHAI LATTE ON THE STOVE TOP
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 deliciously milky chai latte (my personal favourite) on the stove top.
When people think of chai lattes they tend to think of the powdered or syrup lattes that you get from your local café which for me, taste overly sweet and artificial. 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!
Step one - we will need a small to medium saucepan and approximately 300ml of milk of your favourite dairy or nut milk. Pour into the saucepan and add 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons of your favourite loose-leaf chai.
For this recipe, I’m using our Collombatti Naturals Original Masala Chai.
Step two - Bring your milk and tea mixture to the 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.
Step three – 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.
When the brewing time is up, use a strainer to pour the tea through and into your latte glass or cup.
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!).
*Note - as this tea is lovely and milky you can always try it with our creamy White Chocolate Chai. It has all the flavours of our traditional chai with an extra sweet chocolatey taste, it goes exceptionally well with the hot milk base.
Step four - Enjoy! For me, this is one of my favourite ways to make chai, not only because of is it milky, rich and full flavour, but it’s also a very relaxing process.
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!