rainforest chai coconut latte
A sweet and spicy chai latte with creamy coconut milk and energizing Organic Rainforest Chai tea. Delicious hot or poured over ice. This recipe is brought to you by Kayleigh Kosmas of Oh Honey!
"This latte is an earthy, spicy blend of Stash Organic Rainforest Chai Tea, creamy coconut milk and a drizzle of spiced simple syrup for sweetness and extra flavor. Poured over ice, the coconut is smooth and refreshing while the spices are strong and zingy. Sipped from a cozy mug, the cinnamon and ginger warm you up from the inside while the black tea and yerba mate keep you awake as the sun sets ever earlier.
If you have the time, the simple syrup really does highlight the tea’s flavors in a way that plain sugar doesn’t. It only takes a few minutes to make and the leftover syrup will keep in the refrigerator for at least a few weeks for the next time you make yourself a tea latte. Or a fall-themed cocktail, yum!"
Makes one 12 oz. latte.
- 1-2 tea bags Stash Organic Rainforest Chai Tea
- Coconut milk, shaken
- Spiced simple syrup
Fill a 12 oz. mug 4/5 full with hot water and steep the tea for 4 minutes. Two bags are recommended if you plan to pour over a lot of ice. Discard tea bags. Stir in spiced simple syrup (recipe below) to taste and top the mug with coconut milk. Drink immediately or allow to cool slightly and pour over ice.
For the spiced simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 1/2 piece of fresh ginger, peeled
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, whisking until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil one minute then remove from heat. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, then discard spices. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.