January 10, 2011

Easy Chai Latte

Chai Tea Latte

If you live in the Edmonton area, you have dealt with the neverending insurmountable amount of falling snow this weekend. Add the wind, and your sidewalks don't ever look fully shoveled clean. My muscles decided on payback and I sit here typing, sore and knotted. Does anyone else get knots? I get them a LOT, it's painful and annoying.

Snowed in, between shoveling and nursing muscle knots, I drank a plenty of tea and it dawned on my that I could make chai latte with one of the teas. Any tea that has a spicy/cinnamon blend will work. It's very simple to make and it was really tasty.

Chai Tea Latte Diptych

And with all the snow, I decided to take pictures of my chai latte with a much more brighter and cheerier tone. I can at least pretend I'm in a tropical paradise with every sip. Where it's warm, free of snow, sunny and bright, oh Mr. Pool boy, why yes, you can slather some lotion on my back, why, yes, that is a painful muscle knot...

SNAP.

Oh.

Back to snow shoveling.

Don't forget to watch Top Chef Allstars tonight and join me for my recap tomorrow.

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Easy Chai Latte
makes 2 cups

1 tea bag (I used tetley's cinnamon spice tea but any spicy/cinnamon blend will do)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup of milk, frothed or just heated
sugar to sweeten, to your taste

Steep the tea bag in 1 cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Heat and froth 1 cup of milk.

Combine the milk and tea. Add sugar to you preferred taste.

Serve in 2 mugs. Add a dash of cinnamon on top.

7 comments:

PR_Cal said...

Wish I'd seen this earlier as I hibernated inside all weekend too! Though looking at Edmonton's forecast, I still have plenty of opportunities to try it out.

Maki said...

Yeah, it's only getting colder I heard! boo hoo.

I really enjoyed it and it was a healthy way to get my daily milk intake.

lequan said...

We got back from Vancouver on Sunday, and let's just say that my arms feel like they're going to fall off! Well atleast the kiddies got to play in the snow.

This sounds like the perfect drink right about now. Loving the pictures too, great shots Maki!

redmenace said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting. I know I owe you an email too. So hard with the baby and one-handed typing. Will get back to you soon. Happy New Year! xo

Maki said...

LeQuan: Thanks! Welcome back to winter wonderland :)

redmenace: no worries. I totally know... my 2 babies are 5 and 6 now :)

Clabrie said...

Try with Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice.....OMG Maki you will love love love it!

Maki said...

You got me excited now Clabrie! I'll put it on my list :) Thanks!

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