Hello! I have been making the most of some of my lovely Christmas presents by attempting to make home-made chai lattes. I think I have the right technique now, just need to play around with the best teabags/ loose tea to use.
First up, boil the kettle and put your chosen teabag (as I am off caffeine at the moment I chose rooibos with vanilla, but of course to make it perfect choose a black tea chai teabag) in the cup you will end up using. Only put a little water in the cup- the teabags need boiling water to properly release the flavour.
Then heat up some milk (I used soya milk) in a smaller cup- this is probably about 250ml and it took about 1min 40 in my microwave. When the teabag has steeped enough (a couple of minutes- basically the time it takes for the milk to heat) remove it and add some flavour syrup (optional but I was excited to try it- the gingerbread syrup smells amazing). Then pour on the warm milk.
Then get out your milk frother (mine is an Aerolatte ) and froth away.
Look how frothy it goes! 🙂
Then I used on of my cookie shape things to try to make a cinnamon star on top- I think I needed to use my sugar shaker for this! Next time.
Then sit down and enjoy- mmmmmm. Not quite as sweet as a Starbucks one…
But very tasty and warming all the same.
Also, my Whittards order arrived- I had asked for a filter teapot as a Christmas present, and in the end ordered it myself as I had some codes for free delivery and 10% off.
A cool spotty teapot, some chocolate chai (Andy got this for me years ago and I love it but our local one never stocks it any more), Christmas tea and also cinnamon syrup, which I totally forgot I ordered! Hope I like it! 🙂
What are you after in the sales right now?
Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway. If your comment does not pop up right away don’t worry- some of them were going to be approved by me first, I think just because they have links in them.
9 thoughts on “How to make a frothy chai latte”
I am TERRIBLE at finding stuff in the sales. I have absolutely not interest in trailing round the shops, sorting through clothes rails etc… I think it’s actually a genetic disadvantge. My whole family is rubbish at sale shopping!
I hit the shops on Wednesday and walked away with 3 bags of non-sale items. I suck at life.
I loved the coffee syrups you talked about in your last post- they look amazing and they were truly a bargain!!!
I am the same with vouchers- if I have a voucher I will find nothing to buy, but if I don’t have a voucher I will find loads of stuff! I don’t like the clothes shops in the sales so much as they turn into jumble sales- I tend to look in the other shops (Paperchase, Whittards being my faves!).
oh my goodness, is that a Kate Spade teapot?!?!?! i want to be english specifically for the proper tea ceremonies . . . and because of the prominence of pugs in 19th century english literature . . . and because of the cute rugby men. 🙂 i own a frother by keurig but stick to starbucks. 🙂 x
I love chai tea so I know I would love this too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
That looks lovely. I definitely think that soy milk makes lovely lattes. I have a little whisk too its fab, I must try making this with some pukka vanilla chai which is caffeine free, yum!
Chai lattes are simply the best…yum!
Nicole – it is this teapot :http://www.whittard.co.uk/equipment/teapots/6_cup_filter_spotty_tpot.htm I love Whittards! 🙂
Yes Laura the soya milk froths up so well- vanilla tea sounds yummy too.
Yum – that latte look delicious! I’ve not really tried a chai latte before – I think I’ve been missing out!
I have some Amazon vouchers to spend, so I think I might be surfing around there today to try and find some bargains. I have my eye on a couple of fitness DVDs for a start.
Sarah- I had not tried one until October (well, actually about 3 years ago I tried one in America but it was so sweet me and Andy could not finish it between us so that put me off- I think the soya milk makes it less sweet, but also maybe they use less syrup over here)- I love them now! 🙂