Burnt Honey Chai
My variation on an authentic masala chai, this rich and delicious tea ups the satisfaction and flavour with the addition of burnt honey.
In India masala means spice, and chai means tea. Put together, they quite literally mean spiced tea. Though I will always love a good old cup of black tea, a properly-made cup of chai is just one of those drinks that warms you from the heart out, with every sip feeling like a softly-spiced hug.
Enjoy this chai hot or cold, made using your favourite black tea. Feel free to use decaf tea leaves or bags as well! This recipe is so adaptable and is equally delicious made with plant-based milk as it is with dairy milk. The burnt honey adds a delightful caramelised, savoury note to an otherwise sweet and spicy drink, complementing the flavours of traditional chai perfectly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! Feel free to make this recipe with any plant-based milk you like. You can use maple syrup in place of the honey if you do not eat honey.