Hello Turmeric Chai Tea Latte. The star of my morning routine. The reason I crawl out from under my warm covers. The golden child in my cup.
If there is one thing we can be certain of, I have been obsessed with a morning routine recently. I have drank the Kool-ade telling me that a Miracle Morning Routine can set us up for success. I am not convinced that it has worked miracles, but I am sure that I am more productive and more focused when I get my morning right.
And the most beloved part of my morning routine is a warm latte. Somedays its Honey Coconut Matcha, others it’s Herbal Coffee, or an instant superfood drink mix when I am on the go. Recently, it has been this Turmeric Chai Tea Latte. On repeat.
The many benefits of turmeric have been touted and proclaimed by nearly every health professional in the land. I bet you’ve heard it all before, and if you haven’t, here’s the short version: its super super healthy thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, and you should be eating/drinking it daily.
And may I suggest you do so by drinking this Turmeric Chai Tea Latte. It seems like the perfect fit… ?. Starting your morning with this warm and soothing drink will cover all your daily turmeric needs.
Our Turmeric Chai Tea Latte also works as an afternoon pick-me-up. You get the benefits of turmeric, the flavor of sweet chai, and a boost of energy from the black tea without the full-on jolt from coffee, that wimps like me just can’t handle. I need a slow and steady form of caffeine in the afternoon. Just enough to power me through the day and then set me back down nice and gently afterwards.
But, for those of you that LOVE coffee and the caffeine power-surge it gives, I have one thing to say to you: No Turmeric Chai Tea Latte drinker left behind! Make your latte according to the directions, and then add in a shot of espresso or a few ounces of strongly brewed coffee for a Dirty Turmeric Chai Tea Latte.
This Turmeric Chai Tea Latte is an easy and nourishing morning beverage! It has a boost of caffeine from black tea, a creamy sweetness, health enhancing turmeric, and a perfectly balanced spice mix.
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 3 black tea bags
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to steam. Remove from the heat, add in the teabags and cover with a lid. Let steep for 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and place the milk back on the heat. Add in the remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove and serve.
For a hack to make our Turmeric Chai Tea Latte at work or on the go, simply microwave your milk and then add in one serving of an unsweetened instant chai tea mix, turmeric, and honey. To make things even more streamlined, mix the turmeric and tea mix together the night before work.