When the weather gets chilly, it’s a good excuse to indulge in hearty meals and delicious, hot drinks. And chai tea is one of the very best. It’s a rich, fragrant tea blend that includes healthy spices:
- Cinnamon, which can help lower blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory properties
- Cardamom, used for centuries to help treat depression and digestive issues
- Ginger, the spice that helps alleviate nausea and fights fungal infections
Chai lattes are regular staples on coffeehouse menus, but they can easily be made at home at a fraction of the cost. Plus, making it at home means you can add the perfect dose of cannabis oil to pack in even more health benefits.
Ingredients for Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte
- 8 oz water
- 4 oz milk of your choice (dairy or any kind of nut milk will work fine)
- 2 tsp of coconut sugar
- 1 heaping tbsp of loose-leaf black tea
- 4 cardamom pods, smashed
- 1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger
- 5 mL cannabis oil of your choice (you can adjust the amount according to your tolerance and preference)
- A dash of cinnamon
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water, milk and spices to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the black tea.
- Let the tea steep and stir occasionally until the mixture turns tan (3–4 minutes).
- Place a piece of cheesecloth over a mug and pour over the tea to strain out the tea leaves.
- Add the cannabis oil and mix it all together.
- Top it with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy.
Photo credit: Brigitte Tohm