choc chilli chai

serves
makes 1/3 cup
preparation time
5 minutes
cooking time
5 - 10 minutes for tea to brew

ingredients

  • 1/4 cup loose leaf black tea
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao
  • 1 teaspoon rapadura sugar (optional)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 cup (250ml) plant milk of choice

method

Place all ingredients in a spice grinder or nutribullet (or hi-speed blender) and blend till all the spices and tea are broken down into a course powder. Store choc chilli chai mix in an air – tight container.

To make a choc chilli chai, add 2 teaspoons of the powder to 1 cup of milk of choice and heat. I like to place mine in a milk frother and froth once, then leave it to sit for 5 - 10 minutes, then froth again to heat once again. Otherwise you can heat your milk in a small saucepan on the stove on a low simmer. Ensure you give the choc chilli tea at least 5 - 10 minutes to brew either way. 

To serve, strain choc chilli chia infused milk through a tea strainer into a mug and enjoy nice and hot. Add honey if desired.