Honey Chai Latte

This naturally-sweetened honey chai tea latte tastes like a coffeehouse drink without the extra sugar or preservatives. 


  • 16 Whole All-Spice Berries
  • 16 Whole Cardamom Pods or ½ tsp of Ground Cardamom
  • 6 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks, 2 inches long
  • 1 Slice (1/4-inch) Fresh Ginger or 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 ½ Cups Water
  • 2 tsp Darjeeling or Other Black Tea Leaves
  • ½ Cup Queen Honey North Dakota Sweet Clover Honey
  • 2 Cups Low-Fat Mild, Hot



  1. Coarsely ground whole spices separately in mortar and pestle or together in an electric grinder
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine ground spices, ginger, and water
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes
  4. Add loose tea leaves and continue to simmer for 3 minutes (longer simmering will make the concentrate bitter)
  5. Remove from heat, strain through fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a medium-size bowl
  6. Add honey and stir to dissolve
  7. Set aside until ready to serve
  8. To serve, stir chai concentrate into hot milk, serve immediately


Serving Suggestion: For a single serving of latte, stir ½ Cup of Chai to concentrate into ½ Cup of hot milk


NOTE: Chai concentrate can be prepared in advance and stored, covered at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


Recipe courtesy of The National Honey Board