Treat yourself to this creamy sweet drink with a hint of spice. Skip the coffee shop and create this iced chai latte right at home.
- mallet or large spoon for crushing spices
- medium pot
- 2 tbsp black peppercorns
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp cardamom pods
- 2 tsp whole cloves
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 5 cups water
- 30g loose black tea (6 tea bags)
- 2-4 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
- 2 cups milk
Using a mallet or the back of a large spoon, lightly crush the dried spices and put them in a medium pot with the fresh ginger and water.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 mins.
Remove pot from the stove and add the black tea and sugar; let steep for 4 minutes then remove the tea and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Once cooled, add cold milk to the chai mixture and pour over ice.