Chai is very healing for the gut because it contains many healing herbs including cinnamon, which helps regulate blood sugar levels, cloves which help lower levels of pathogenic bacteria in the gut, and star anise which helps treat digestive ailments like bloating and indigestion. Many are unaware that it is possible to create a chai tea latte that is free of caffeine and dairy products. Enjoy this vegan chai tea latte in honor of World Vegan Day, and throughout the cooler months!
Vegan Chai Tea Latte
1 cup filtered water
4 caffeine-free black tea bags
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1 whole nutmeg
½ tsp whole cloves
Sprinkle of black pepper
1 tsp maple syrup or Lakanto monkfruit sweetener (keto version)
2 ½ cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk*
Combine the water, tea bags, and spices over medium heat in a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in sweetener.
Pour hot water through a strainer into two mugs. Pour a dash of vegan milk into each mug. In the saucepan bring the vegan milk to just below boiling point then remove from heat. Transfer milk to a milk frother and froth the milk. Pour the frothed milk over the mugs of tea. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with star anise if desired. Enjoy!