Chai Latte is a drink I would not have thought of buying when I was drinking caffeine. I once bought myself a cup from a certain well-known coffee shop. To be honest, I must have fancied a change from my normal cup of coffee. The chai latte was far too sweet and sickly. So I never went back.
A little while ago however, I found a caffeine free vanilla chai tea, by a company called ‘Pukka’. (The blog is not an advert for the company I have just enjoyed drinking their tea). It was on offer in our local supermarket so I thought I would try the drink again. The spices in this drink have been recommended to me by my homeopath. I have not looked back since.
The drink, when it’s not bought from a commercial coffee shop, is a very pungent drink made from a few of the world’s most active spices. There are thousands of chai recipes but the basic ingredients of chai include black tea, cinnamon, ginger, clove cardamon and black pepper.
While each of these ingredients has its own powerful health benefits, when they are put together it creates a powerhouse tea. The tea can help to support digestion, prevent cancer, lower blood sugar levels and promote cardiovascular health. Now I have the right tea, I love drinking a caffeine free chai tea. Well worth a try.
- Mug x 1
- Small saucepan x 1
- Teaspoon x 1
- Stirring spoon x 1
- Pukka Vanilla Chai Tea x 1 bag
- Rude Health Coconut Milk x 1 mug full
- Honey x 1 tsp
- Start by filling the mug with coconut milk.
- Pour this into the small saucepan
- Put the saucepan on a medium to high heat.
- Bring the milk to the boil.
- Stirring continuously and being careful not to let the milk burn.
- Add the tea bag to the mug and pour over the hot milk.
- Leave to brew as you normally would for a chai tea bag.
- Once it’s brewed to a strength you like remove the bag.
- Leave to cool, drink when warm and enjoy.
Caffeine Free Vanilla Chai Latte is a brilliant alternative to a cup of tea or coffee. As I mentioned earlier, it has amazing health benefits. It’s drunk in places like India after meals as it helps with digestion. I usually have it after dinner or occasionally as a treat in the afternoon. You can also make more than one if you want to share this drink with a friend. Simply measure for two or three mugs and then put a tea bag into each mug. A great drink to have on your own or with friends. However you decide to drink this tea, as always, enjoy.