Chai Latte... the ultimate Sunday afternoon treat!

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At the moment, making a Chai Latte is part of my Sunday afternoon rituals. Especially now that the days are getting darker. The warm notes of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom complemented by the creamy taste of milk make my day!

What is Chai Latte?

A Chai Tea Latte is originally a black tea blend with spices and milk from India. Chai means tea in Indian. Latte comes from Italian and means 'milk'. Literally a Chai means tea Latte, so 'tea tea milk'.

In the Netherlands we often associate Chai tea with spices, such as cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. Spices, which stir up the pleasant autumn feeling in me!

Many of the Chai Latte you buy in the store can be made using 'instant' powders. Tastes good, but it can't really be called tea.

What do you need to make a Chai Latte?

Masala Chai

How do you make Chai Latte?

In India, the spices are generally boiled in water for about 5-8 minutes. The tea is then made with the water from this infusion.

For the recipe of this Chai Latte I use our Masala Chai tea. A black Assam tea blend with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper, cloves and star anise.

Follow the steps below and you'll have a delicious glass of Chai Latte in no time!

  1. grab your favorite tea mug or glass and a tea infuser
  2. fill the infuser with 2 grams of Masala tea (a teaspoon full)
  3. boil water and fill your mug / glass with tea egg up to three quarters
  4. let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes
  5. add a generous amount of sugar or other sweetener.
  6. froth up some milk while heating (don't let it get too hot)
  7. add the milk and foam to the tea and fill the entire mug or glass
  8. sprinkle with cinnamon

Et voila... you just made yourself a perfect chai latte. Time to enjoy!

Masala Chai Latte with a hint of cinnamon

Tea Shop Het Kleinste Huis

In addition to our Masala chai, we also sell a Bengal Chai, Rooibos Chai blends, a Herbal Chai blend and a Green Chai blend. All available in store and online!

Don't have the time or inclination to make your own Chai Latte? Come and visit one of our special tea rooms. We are happy to prepare one for you!

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For a large part of her life Kirsten has had a passion for entrepreneurship and tea. Since 2014, she has been combining this with her husband, Niels, in the tea specialty store Het Kleinste Huis (The Smallest House in Amsterdam). Kirsten likes to write about things that keep her busy (this doesn't have to be just tea!).

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