Homemade Coconut Chai Tea Latte

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

8 cardamom pods

8 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish

2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced, optional

6 black tea bags

1 cup whole or 2-percent milk

1 cup unsweetened regular or low fat coconut milk

2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup loosely packed light brown muscovado sugar

Directions

  1. Lightly crush the peppercorns, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, and put in a medium saucepan. Add the ginger, if using. Add 6 cups cold water to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let them steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and let steep another 10 minutes.
  2. Put the milks and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to simmer. Strain the tea mixture into the milk mixture and heat through for 1 minute. Whisk the mixture until frothy. Pour the tea into 4 mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks.