This warming mug of chocolate chai tea is the best of both worlds – spicy chai tea with its characteristic christmas-y like flavours meets dark and rich hot chocolate for the perfect little treat.
2cupsstrong chai teause a classic flavour variety
1cuphazelnut milkor use any other plant-milk of choice
2TBSPraw cacao powder
1TBSPmaple syrupor to taste
2TBSPcoconut milkoptional, for a richer chocolate
Let the chai tea steep in a mug with 2 cups of water for about 10 minutes – it should be really strong so you might want to use 2 bags.
Pour the chai tea, the plant-milk and the coconut milk in a pot and gently whisk in the cacao powder. Add maple syrup to taste – start with 1 TBSP and see if it’s sweet enough for you (this will depend greatly on the kind of plant-milk you’re using, some have a natural higher sugar content than others and maybe you’re also using an already sweetened variety).
Gently heat it up until it’s warm but no too hot. This will preserve the raw cacao’s nutrients.
Pour in a big mug and let the smells and taste of Christmas mingle with chocolate!