BOURBON CHAI LATTES
IngredientsServes 4 to 6
2 cups (500 ml) water
3 black tea bags
3 tbsp (45 ml) honey or agave syrup
4 green cardamom pods
4 whole allspice
4 black peppercorns
2 star anise
1 broken cinnamon stick
1-in (1.25 cm) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and shaved
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped out
½ cup (125 ml) bourbon
2 cups (500 ml) unflavoured almond milk, preferably organic
1 x 14 oz (398 ml) can full fat coconut milk
freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
- In a saucepan, combine water with tea bags, honey or agave, spices, ginger root and vanilla bean seeds. Bring to a simmer. Cover and continue to simmer for 5 minutes for flavours to blend. Strain liquid into a warmed teapot or jug for pouring. Add bourbon. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, warm almond milk and coconut milk until it begins to steam and bubble around edges. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender. Whirl until foamy.
- Pour equal amounts of chai tea into four large, warmed glass mugs. Add equal amounts steamed milk. Spoon excess foam on top and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.