DIY SPICED Latte Recipe April 21, 2015 18:20

With the recent cold and gloomy weather in Sydney, I was also feeling a tad under the weather. For times like these, I wanted some warm comforting SPICED tea! 

Traditionally, Chai tea was derived from Ayurvedic medicine in India. “Ayurveda” literally means “science of life” which focuses on the whole body, the mind and spiritual aspects of a person. In India, each region has their own version of Chai tea passed down from generation to generation. This blend of different herbs and spices is not only enjoyed as a delicious beverage but also for its medicinal and healing properties.

Health Benefits:

Holistically, the ingredients in SPICED tea offers warming and stimulating properties.

Assam Black Tea:
  • Contains polyphenols to protect cells from DNA damage
  • Caffeine to help with energy
Ginger:
  • Warming decongesting herb used for poor circulation, colds and flus
  • Contains proteolytic enzymes that have been shown to reduce inflammation and help repair damaged joints and cartilage tissue
  • Assists in motion sickness and seasickness
Cinnamon:
  • Improves circulation
  • Clears congestion
  • Powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties
Cardamom:
  • Like ginger, it is an anti-inflammatory and assists with cold and flu symptoms
  • Detoxifies the body by helping eliminate waste through the kidneys
Rose Petals:
  • Cleanses toxins from the body
  • Rich in polyphenols

SPICED Latte Recipe:

This DIY SPICED Latte is really easy to whip up without using the powdered version.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp SPICED tea
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

3 Simple Steps:

  1. Place the SPICED tea in a strainer (see here for tea strainer)
  2. Pour boiling water over the tea and steep for 2-3min
  3. Add warm milk or frothy milk.

A dash of honey is perfect for a natural sweetener!

There you have it, a very simple and delicious beverage on a cold rainy day, enjoy!

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