Iced hazelnut chai

Quick and easy iced hazelnut chai

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The Rude Health Café in Fulham serves this Indian-inspired recipe as a popular alternative to a latte. This recipe is super quick and easy - it uses darjeeling tea, black pepper, cinnamon and hazelnut milk to create a wonderfully nutty and aromatic complexity

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Ingredients

  • cinnamon stick 1
  • vanilla pod 1/2, sliced lengthwise
  • ginger 2cm, peeled and sliced
  • cardamom pods 6
  • cloves 6
  • black peppercorns 1 tsp
  • tea bags 2, preferably darjeeling
  • coconut palm sugar 40g
  • hazelnut milk 500ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Add 500ml of water, the cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, cloves and peppercorns to a saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let these steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the coconut sugar.Once the coconut sugar has dissolved, strain out the spices and chill until cool. When ready to serve, mix in the hazelnut milk. Serve with ice.

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