Tetley Sweet Chai Iced Tea Latte

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- Looking for a cool kiss of sweet tea on a hot day? -

There’s a new tea in town, an exciting little hybrid that is brightening up my afternoons in the kitchen lately: Tetley’s Black and Green. Combining the best of both black and green teas, I’m loving it in both hot and cold drinks – but given the temperatures lately, I’m leaning towards any beverage with the word “iced” in it.

Anyone who’s ever sat down to enjoy an iced tea on a hot day knows exactly how refreshing this classic drink is. The same goes for a hot cup of chai, which, it just so happens, finds a new lease on life when poured over ice with a little milk to float the spicy, ethereal flavors across your palate.

So then, why not combine the two? Thanks, don’t mind if I do.

I’m a huge chai fan. There’s something about combining the playful flavors of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves that excites me, and on a hot day, an iced chai tea latte is just about the best thing ever. I’ve had many a cranky, sweaty afternoon saved by a few chilly sips. It’s like someone drop-shipped an air conditioner right into the middle of my heart.

This lovely summer chai iced tea is kissed with honey and mellow spice. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for those days when the heat feels oppressive and you just can’t seem to muster the energy to carry through the afternoon. Tetley’s Black and Green Tea is a fabulous addition to the mix, bringing to the party both the swagger of black tea and the healthy zen-power of green tea. You can easily make this dish to suit any diet, changing out the half & half for coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any combination thereof. I’ve opted for honey here, to make it more natural, but you can certainly add a equal amount of sugar instead. A dollop of coconut cream floating across the top takes it over the top.

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Tetley Sweet Chai Iced Tea Latte
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
 
This lovely summer drink is the perfect pick-me-up for those days when the heat feels oppressive and you just can’t seem to muster the energy to carry through the afternoon. You can easily make this dish to suit any diet, changing out the half & half for coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any combination thereof. A dollop of coconut cream floating across the top takes it over the top. I’ve opted for honey here, to make it more natural, but you can certainly add a equal amount of sugar instead.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, sliced open lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2-inch knob of fresh ginger, chopped coarsely
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 6 black peppercorns, cracked
  • Pinch of cumin seeds
  • 4 Tetley Black and Green tea bags
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ice
  • Half & half
Instructions
  1. Bring water to boil over medium heat. Add vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, ginger, star anise, cardamom pod, cloves, peppercorns, and cumin seeds. Boil spices for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and strain out spices.
  2. Return pot to low heat. Add tea bags and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, removing tea bags before the tea turns bitter. Add honey and a pinch of salt, stirring to make sure honey is entirely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Fill four glasses with ice, then add tea so that the glasses are 3/4 full. Top off remainder of glass with half and half. Stir gently, and enjoy.

Comments

  1. Crystal Evans says:

    What makes Tetley Sweet Chai Iced Tea Latte unique from Italian tea types?

  2. This looks so good. I’m gonna make some today. Is Tetleys available at most grocery stores?

    • Stephanie Stiavetti says:

      It should be! Otherwise you can use an English breakfast tea, or straight green tea if you want less caffeinate. :)

  3. I recognize that spoon!

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