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Mocha Chai Latte

Mocha Chai Latte

Hot spicy chai (tea) is boiled milk, spices and sugar. The most
important spice in chai is cardamom (ground up or crushed) and
after that you can take your pick from cinnamon, cloves, ginger
and black pepper. Here is a way to elevate already delicious chai
latte to chocoholic heaven.

2 tablespoons loose-leaf Asam tea
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup whole milk or 1/4 cup unsweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon cocoa
Whipped cream (optional)
Cocoa for dusting

1. Steep the tea in the water for about 5 minutes. Add the milk, spices, and cocoa and simmer over low heat about 2 or 3 minutes more.

2. Prewarm two mugs. Pour in your mocha chai, add a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa, if you like, and enjoy. Serve immediately.

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Adapted from Chai, The Spice Tea of India, by Diana Rosen (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Diana Rosen. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Chai, The Spice Tea of India, by Diana Rosen (Storey Books, 1999).

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2:18PM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:32PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Sounds yummy! I will have to try this sometime.

7:22AM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Thank you

6:07PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

sounds great, I will give it a try

10:27AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011


5:49AM PST on Dec 28, 2010

Thanks for the article.

5:46AM PST on Mar 4, 2010

Great, but with non-dairy milk, though...

12:00AM PST on Jan 25, 2010

i adore chai lattes. ♪ yum.

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