the salty chai

DSC_0165Year-round, my go-to drink is always a chai latte. Whether I’m getting an iced chai with coconut milk from Starbucks (amazing) or making my own hot version at home, it’s just something that never gets old for me.

As any foodie knows, adding salt to your recipes is a great way to enhance the flavors. It also reduces bitterness, which makes it a great addition for coffee and tea.

Here’s really quick and easy recipe for a salty chai latte you can make at home. Please note that my measurements are roughly estimated, as I don’t typically abide by measurements in my cooking.

Salty Chai Latte
Makes 1 serving

1 mug full of dairy-free milk (I use cashew, but almond and rice will suffice)
1 Chai tea bag (I prefer Twining’s)
1 tbsp brown sugar
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of sea salt
Dash of freshly grated ginger
Cane Sugar
Spoonful of maple syrup (optional, but makes for a richer flavor)

DIRECTIONS
1. In a small pot, blend together the milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, sea salt, and maple syrup.

2. Steep the tea bag in the milk blend until boiling. It helps to wrap the bag string around the handle of the pot so that the label doesn’t fall into the liquid.

3. Bring to a boil.

4. Remove from heat, pour into a cup or cute jar.

5. Add a bit of cane sugar, to taste.

If you’re in the mood for an iced chai, just pour the hot mixture into a blender with some ice-cubes and enjoy!

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