Vanilla Chai Latte


  • ½ cup loose leaf black tea
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, roughly broken
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 500ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Honey, to sweeten
  • Carman's Almond, Hazelnut & Vanilla Nut Bars to serve


  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: Cook to taste
  • Serves: 12

To make Chai mixture:

  1. Combine cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, fennel and peppercorns in a small fry pan and heat over medium heat for about 1-2 mins until fragrant.
  2. Transfer mixture to a mortar and pestle and crush the spices until fine.
  3. Add turmeric, ginger, honey and lemon juice to a fry pan and heat on high heat until runny.
  4. Combine with the crushed spices and tea leaves, mixing well.

To make Chai latte (Serves 2):

  1. Add 2 tbsp of Chai mixture to the milk and steam. Pour into a mug through a strainer.
  2. Add honey to taste.

This recipe was inspired by our Almond, Hazelnut & Vanilla Nut Bars.

Baking Tip


The sticky chai mixture will store in a jar in the fridge for up to a month!


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