Warm up on a chilly day with this sweet and spicy take on a classic chai latte. Chai tea's soothing flavours combined with creamy peanut butter make this an ideal drink to 'sip' back and relax with.
3 cups (750 mL) water
10 each whole cloves and black peppercorns
5 cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
5 slices fresh ginger
½ cup (125 mL) milk or soy milk
3 tbsp (45 mL) smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey or granulated sugar
3 bags black tea
Place water, spices and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in milk, peanut butter and honey. Simmer, stirring until peanut butter is melted, a couple of minutes. Turn off heat, add tea bags, cover and steep for 3 minutes.
Strain tea into cups through a wide slotted spoon or strainer. Discard tea bags and spices.
Per serving: 260 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0.1 g trans fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 8 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 22 g sugars, 150 mg sodium.