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One of our favourite ways to enjoy the change in the seasons is by celebrating the grounding, comforting and feel-good combination of earthy black tea and uplifting spices in Masala Chai.

A blend originally created under the Ayurvedic healing tradition in India, Masala Chai has become a firm favourite world-wide. Celebrated in India for its uplifting yet grounding properties, today we’re just as likely to see this blend in a corner-shop cafe as we are in an Ayurvedic healing centre.

One of our favourite ways to brew this healing and tasty blend is by having a bit pot of it on the stove all day, filling the with its smell, so that we can dip into any time we fancy a cup of soothing tea.

But there’s another way to enjoy it too – as a perfectly guilt-free alternative to all the syrupy lattes that you can buy out and about at this time of the year.

So here is our guilt-free, super easy Masala Chai Latte Recipe, for you to enjoy:

What you’ll need:

How to do it:

  1. Double your normal Masala Chai serving size and half the amount of water used. For our Masala Chai we recommend using 4 teaspoons in 100ml.
  2. Steep for 3-5 mins, until strong and fragrant, to create the Masala Chai shot.
  3. Heat some milk on the stove or in a frother.
  4. Add the Masala Chai shot to the milk and stir until combined.
  5. Season with honey or sugar as desired.
  6. We like to sprinkle some Cinnamon on top.

You can also make this with our Gingerbread Chai for a spicier and sweeter caffeine-free alternative. The benefit of our Gingerbread Chai is also that, unlike black tea, its Rooibos base can’t be over-steeped. So you can even steep your Gingerbread Chai shot overnight in the fridge, ready for the next morning, for an extra potent shot of sweet and spicy goodness.