Dirty Chai Latte
As you sip on this delightful Dirty Chai Latte, imagine being nestled in the coziest nook of your home. The soft, spicy aroma of chai and the rich, earthy notes of coffee blend together like the perfect symphony. Each warm sip is like wrapping yourself in a snug blanket on a crisp autumn day. The cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves infuse your senses with the essence of fall as if the very season is cradling you in its golden embrace. This latte is your invitation to the heart of autumn, where the world outside is painted in warm hues, and inside, your home is a sanctuary of comfort and warmth. Enjoy every moment of this cup, as it whispers tales of cozy gatherings, crackling fires, and the simple joy of being home.
- 1 Chai tea bag or 1 tablespoon of loose chai tea
- 1 shot of espresso (or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)
- 1 cup of milk (you can use any milk you prefer, like almond, Oat, or regular dairy milk)
- 2 tablespoons of Sugar or sweetener of your choice
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ground cardamom
- A pinch of ground ginger
- A pinch of ground cloves
Brew a strong cup of Chai tea by steeping the tea bag or loose tea in hot water for 4-5 minutes.
While the tea is steeping, prepare your espresso or strong coffee.
Heat the milk in a saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently. Be careful not to let it boil.
Add the honey or your preferred sweetener to the hot milk, and stir until it's fully dissolved.
Add a pinch of ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves to the milk. This will give your latte that warm, spicy flavor of fall.
In your favorite mug, combine the brewed Chai tea and espresso.
Pour the spiced, sweetened milk over the tea and coffee mixture, and give it a good stir.
If you like, top your Dirty Chai Latte with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. A cinnamon stick as a garnish adds a charming touch.