Things feel far from fall on this hot, last of summer day. But, a week or so ago we had "cooler" temps (like 70's maybe?) and with my toes snuggled under a blanket I anticipated the nights spent curled up with a book, next to the wood-burning fire. I love a warm drink on a cold night as much as anybody. Sometimes I opt for a plain cup of tea, warmth coming as easily as dipping a tea bag in some hot water. Yet other nights I crave something a bit more special, a bit more of a treat.
Enter this wonderful-smelling and tasting chai tea.
I first read a similar recipe here and decided to make the recipe my own by simplifying the ingredients and process. Although if you are in a creative food rut or looking to eat clean, delicious food, definitely give this original recipe a look as well as the rest of the Minimalist Baker blog! It's highly inspiring.
To make this super easy, super comforting and tasty chai tea you only need three things:
Cashew or Almond milk (plain, unsweetened)
Tazo Chai Natural Spiced Black Tea bags
To make simply brew the tea by dropping one tea bag in a small pot of water on the stovetop. Once the tea is nice and dark, lift the tea bag out and add some cashew or almond milk. Sweeten with a bit of honey and you're done! Pour into your favorite mug and let the warmth go all the way to your toes.
At the end of photographing this decadent treat I had a little helper. :)
She's as sweet as honey!
Raise a glass of chai tea and let's make a toast to cozy nights that are sure to come.
If you make this, let me know!