Toasted ChaiĀ Latte

June 18, 2019
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Photo by Jasser Abu-Giemi
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Also, know as Shai Bi Labin this chai latte drink is popular throughout Egypt and Sudan. It's often served with cake, biscuits or tea rusks. —Jasser Abu-Giemi

What You'll Need
  • Chai Mix
  • 1 cup Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1 cup Whole Cloves
  • 2 cups Cassia Buds
  • 6 cups White Sugar
  • Latte
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 packets Tea Bags (Red Rose Orange Pekoe)
  • 1 tablespoon Chai Mix (above)
  1. To make your tea mix just toast all of the spices separately in a dry frying pan on medium heat until fragrant and toasted. The cardamom will begin to pop, the cloves and cassia buds should produce a light smoke. Allow all the spices to cool.
  2. Combine in an airtight jar with sugar. This can sit in your pantry until whenever you're ready for a latte. The spices can also be sifted out and the remaining sugar can be saved for chai sugar and used in baking.
  3. To make your latte use a small saucepan filled with milk, tea bags and chai mix. Heat the mixture on medium-low heat while stirring occasionally until the latte looks deep tan in colour and steaming. Do not bring to a boil.
  4. Remove and discard tea bags and then strain your latte into a mug. Serve hot.

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