This winter, use chai latte spice mix to make a warm, satisfying drink you’ll want every night. Add a little bit of richness to a hot chai tea with the addition of almond milk or coconut milk and maple syrup.
You can adjust the amount of chai spice mix, plant based milk and maple syrup for a perfect balance. This is a snuggle-up-on-the-couch-with-a-throw kind of winter drink!
I love having this spice mix on hand for cold nights or if a friend drops by. Double or triple the spice mix to make a great Christmas, holiday, or hostess gift. Just add a cute tag and label!
You’ll find when you make this drink that a lot of the spices remain undissolved. That’s normal, so don’t worry about it. Many of the spices will stick to the bottom of the saucepan as you boil the water and tea, too.
I always remove the paper tag from the tea bag, along with the string. I just snip the string with scissors right above the tea bag, so I can toss the whole bag into the boiling water. Since the burner is on under the pan, it’s best to remove the chance of the tag overheating and catching fire. Safety first! Some people just throw the paper tag into the water with the tea bag. You do you, just don’t leave that tag hanging down onto the burner.
For adding the maple syrup to this drink: I recommend adding one tablespoon (per serving) to the simmering water first. Once you have made the drink, then you or each of your guests can add an additional tablespoon (or a couple of teaspoons) of maple syrup, to taste. It’s better not to overdo the sweetness.
You might also enjoy trying my recipe for Homemade Vegan Hot Cocoa, which would also make a nice Christmas or hostess gift!