Orange Chai Latte
Serves: about 6 cups chai
for the orange chai
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons whole cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • about 10 star anise
  • 2-3" piece ginger - peeled if not organic and sliced
  • peels from 1 organic orange - white parts trimmed off as much as possible
  • 1" piece fresh turmeric - peeled if not organic and sliced (optional)
  • 6 cups purified water
for the orange chai latte
  • a mug's worth of orange chai from above - hot
  • 1 pitted date or a splash of maple syrup/honey to taste
  • generous pour of any plant milk of choice or a handful of raw cashews
to make the orange chai
  1. In a dry skillet warmed over medium-high heat, toast the cloves, fennel, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium pot, combine the toasted spices, ginger, orange peel, turmeric (if using), and purified water. Bring up to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain to serve. The spices, ginger, orange peel, and turmeric can be re-steeped up to 2 times. Keep refrigerated.
to make the orange chai latte
  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the chai, date or maple syrup/honey, and plant milk or cashews. Blend until smooth and frothy and enjoy.
If you'd like to add some tea to the chai, just steep it in with the rest of the spices, however long and strong you prefer.
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at