Sip into Cozy Comfort with Homemade Chai Latte

In autumn, it's wonderful to embrace teas that complement the season's characteristics and provide comfort as the weather cools down. We would like to share recipe for "Homemade Chai Latte" using our loose-leaf black tea.

Chai Latte is a warm and comforting beverage with a delightful blend of spices:


2 cups water
10g ( 2 table spoon) loose-leaf black tea (Jin Jun Mei /Song Zhen Gao Xiang / Shengtai Dianhong Maofeng )
2 cups (plant-based) milk
4-6 green cardamom pods (lightly crushed)
4-6 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 cm piece of fresh ginger (sliced)
2-3 black peppercorns
2-3 teaspoons honey or sugar (adjust to taste)
Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or a star anise pod for extra flavor


  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, loose-leaf black tea, and all the spices (cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger, black peppercorns). You can adjust the spice quantities to suit your taste preferences.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes. This simmering allows the spices to infuse their flavors into the liquid.
  3. Add the milk to the saucepan and continue to heat the mixture. Do not let it boil, but let it simmer for another 5-7 minutes. This helps the tea blend with the milk.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the chai into your cups or mugs to remove the loose tea leaves and spices.
  5. Sweeten your chai latte with honey or sugar to taste. Start with a smaller amount and add more if needed.
  6. Optional: Dust the top of your chai latte with a pinch of nutmeg or garnish with a star anise pod for an extra layer of flavor.

Stir well, and enjoy your homemade chai latte!

This aromatic and spiced tea is perfect for warming up on a chilly autumn day or any time you want to treat yourself to a comforting beverage. Feel free to adjust the spices and sweetness levels to suit your preferences.

Written by Anna Leona