DIY Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte

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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

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, milk and spices to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the black tea.
  3. Let the tea steep and stir occasionally until the mixture turns tan (3–4 minutes).
  4. Place a piece of cheesecloth over a mug and pour over the tea to strain out the tea leaves.
  5. Add the cannabis oil and mix it all together.
  6. Top it with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy.

Photo credit: Brigitte Tohm