Friday, March 25, 2011

Chai Tea Latte

While the calendar tells us it is officially spring, it certainly does not look or feel like it. Wednesday brought us a mix of weather from rain and hail to snow mixed with thunder and blowing wind. Each time I looked out the window it seemed to change. But I was reminded that spring will indeed come as I photographed a robin in the blowing snow trying to eat the frozen berries on the tree.

Look how the feathers are blowing. I took it through the window so not as clear as I like.

Being that it was so cold and I am always cold I was in the mood for a hot drink and tried a recipe for Chai Tea Latte that I had written out and stashed away. I made it again today. This is for two servings which is all I need for myself but it would be fun to make a batch for guests.
  • two tea bags
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4/ allspice
  • (I added cardamom too)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 2T vanilla creamer (I just used a splash of vanilla)

Place tea bags and spices in a coffee filter of a drip coffee maker. Add water; brew. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine the milk, brown sugar, and creamer/vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. I kept whisking mine to make the milk foamy. Add milk to mugs; stir in tea. Dollop with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

This was SO tasty and very economical as it tastes just like you'd buy in a coffee shop.


1 comment:

Kidcraze said...

That poor little bird!!!!! I am always amazed at how they survive the elements. His eye is on the sparrow!

That tea sounds delicious......might just have to make some this afternoon. We are cold and wet here, but thankfully no snow.

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