Homemade mango chai latte (for home and office)
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Homemade mango chai latte (for home and office)

Completely natural and additive free, this chai latte recipe is easy to make both at home and at the office, including frothy milk. It can be made using your favourite tea or herbal infusion, too. My personal favourites include mango, vanilla and blackcurrant teas. And you can adjust the level of sweetness to your own tastes as well.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

For the Homemade mango chai latte:

  • 1 tea bag of your choice I used Dilmah Mango
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk plus extra 1/8 cup milk for frothing
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 3 cardamom pods crushed
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus extra

Instructions

To make the Chai latte:

  • Place tea bag into a small saucepan and cover with 3/4 cup freshly boiled water. Allow to infuse for 3 minutes.
  • Add milk, spices, honey and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

To make the Frothy milk:

  • In the meantime, pour the other milk (1/8 cup) into a tall glass and whisk using a stick blender to make froth. Note: skim or 2% milk will froth easier than full cream milk as it is lighter.

To serve:

  • Using a strainer, pour hot tea, milk and spices mixture into a mug. Top with frothy milk and sprinkle with extra cinnamon.

Chai at work:

  • Keep your whole spices - cloves and cardamom in small zip lock bags. Place all spices in a small tea infuser and allow to soak in your favourite tea for 3-5 minutes. Top with milk and heat in the microwave for an extra 30 seconds if necessary. To make frothy milk, put 1/8 cup of milk in a plastic water bottle and shake, shake, shak for about 10 seconds. Pour into your chai latte and there you have it: frothy milk topping!
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