Recipe by Lori of Foxes Love Lemons
The spicy, herbal and citrusy flavors of cardamom blend with vanilla, black tea and milk in this homemade take on a chai tea latte.
4 whole cardamom pods, smashed
1/2 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
2 cups (16 ounces) lowfat milk
2 black tea bags (regular or decaf)
In small pot, stir together cardamom, vanilla bean and milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 2 minutes.
Strain milk mixture through fine-mesh strainer; discard solids. Return mixture to pot; use immersion blender or milk frother to whip milk until foamy.
Divide frothed milk between mugs or tea cups; add 1 tea bag to each mug. Steep 2 minutes before serving.