Here at T Ching, we are proud to be featuring these delightful and informative videos by Diane Walden of Cal Teas. Up next is this video where she demonstrates how to make a hot chai latte using loose leaf tea at home.
Watch Diane make a delicious hot chai latte in just minutes using loose spiced tea and a simple kitchen whisk for perfect frothed milk! Recipe included. She’s using Spicy Chai with authentic Masala Indian spices already in the tea, such as Cal Tea’s Spicy Chai.
Chai lattes you buy in coffee houses can be up to 10 times most expensive than making a delicious chai latte at home. And it’s so simple! While the tea is steeping, you can heat and whisk the milk into a beautiful, tight foam using a kitchen whisk. You don’t have to have fancy equipment.
You can steep all your teas and herbals in a stainless steel insulated travel tumbler such as a Thermos, and then just pour it through a strainer right into the cup or mug. The insulated tumbler keeps the water the perfect temperature while steeping, unlike some glass pots or steepers sold in tea houses or coffee houses. It’s the best, simplest way to make tea at home; and easy to clean.
Chai latte sweeteners can be whatever you like: From brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, to agave. Just make sure that you don’t boil the milk – just heat it below the boil (with the sweetener already added) and then whisk away.
You can either pour the brewed chai into the steamed sweet milk or do it ‘barista style’ and pour the milk over the brewed chai. Then, top with a bit of whipped cream, if desired, and a light spinkle of cinnamon or cinnamon/sugar.