Blood Orange Chai Tea Latte Recipe – Made with chai tea, fresh blood orange juice, and vanilla for a sweet and spicy drink to warm you up this winter!
Hey hey my friends!
I’m here a day early, because it’s time for this month’s Recipe Redux rendez-vous!
Here’s what this month’s home-coming theme was…
A New Ingredient for the New Year
Pick a new ingredient that you’ve been wanting to try… and cook or bake up a new recipe in the new year. Are you curious about nutritional yeast, fish sauce, matcha, teff – or maybe even ugli fruit? Show us how you’re cooking with something new (to you!) in 2016.
I’m all about trying new foods, especially those that are in season, or native to a region. Which is why I was more than eager to try (and LOVE) escargots while I was in France.
Sadly, those are not in season nor as popular in Maine. At least there’s always lobster. 🙂
While it may not be native to New England, citrus is definitely in this season. I’ve gone through my fair share of grapefruit and crates of clementines this winter, but one of their citrus cousins has come and stolen my heart.
And I have my job to thank. Since one of our nutrition classes introduces kids to a new fruit or vegetable group each month, January fittingly was citrus fruits. I knew most kids have probably had a navel at least once in their lifetime, but more than likely not a blood orange…myself included.
Besides the one girl who knew what it was because it was a basket ingredient on Cupcake Wars. This girl is my spirit child.
And the rest was history. While I could (and do) easily just eat them as is, I wanted to combine it with one of my other favorites of the season. CHAI TEA LATTES!
I love the warming spiciness of chai, and knew it would work well with the sweet tang of the blood orange. You done right girl.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 chai tea bags
- ¼ cup blood orange juice
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large mug, pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep for 3 minutes.
- Discard tea bags, and stir orange juice into tea.
- In a microwave-safe mug, combine almond milk, sweetener, and vanilla.
- Microwave on high for one minute.
- *optional* use milk frother to froth milk into a foam.
- Pour warm milk into tea, and top with cinnamon
I should have named this what my students would have called it…a vampire latte. They never seize to amaze me.
Now go on ahead, and check out all the other new ingredient recipes while you sip away at your vampire latte!
Make it a great day!
Have you ever tried a blood orange?
What new ingredient are you loving lately?