Chai Latte

From McGough's Recipes


  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 (1") piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 4 c. water
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 c. whole milk
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • Ground cardamom, for garnish


  1. In a small pot over medium heat, bring spices, sugar, and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Bring mixture back to a boil, then add tea bags and vanilla and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags then strain tea and discard spices.
  3. In a medium pot over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer. Turn off heat and use an immersion blender to froth milk.
  4. To each mug, pour 3/4 cup chai tea and ½ cup warm milk, adjusting amounts according to preference. Top off each mug with milk foam and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and cardamom.

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