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DRINKS: Java Chai Latte

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This post should have gone already up at the end of December, but the light here in Salzburg was so useless and dark that the pictures I took, were just dark and yellow and I was so unhappy with the whole outcome that I decided not to post it. Since the weather has been a little bit better now, I redid the post, so it would fit my expectations. There is also a little background story to this post, because a couple of weeks ago my dad flew to India and he brought back a lot of spices and since he knew that I love Chai Latte, he brought back some Indian Chai latte spices. With those spices there was a little booklet with three to four recipes for the different spice mixtures. And since I am half human and half coffee the recipe with the Java Chai Latte, which is a Chai Latte with an espresso shot, took my heart and I had to try it. It was so so good!

Although I am not a big fan of new years resolutions, because in my opinion you don´t have to wait for a new year to change something in your life, one thing I want to change in my life is the habit of drinking coffee and instantly wanting something sweet with it. It is not very healthy, but the thing that bothers me more are actually the costs that come with it. Since I spend a big portion of my life now at university, I normally buy a coffee and sweets there, which is not the cheapest option and I think I can actually make more out of the money, therefore I want to reduce the amount of bought coffees and sweets. But okay let´s get back to business and make a delicious Java Chai Latte!

You will need for 2 cups:

  • 350ml milk
  • 150ml water
  • 2 tbsp. of sugar or honey
  • 2 packs of Chai tea, or 1 1/2 tbsp. of loose Chai tea
  • 1 shot of espresso

 

In a small pot, add milk, water, sugar and Chai tea. Heat on low flame until simmering, then turn of the the heat, cover the pot and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Before serving, heat agin on low fire and add a shot of espresso. Froth with a milk frother. Finally strain out the spices while you pour the tea into a mug. Enjoy!

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