Vegan Coconut Chai Latte 

They call these trees trail trees or trail marker trees. I’ve always wondered about these bent out(null) of shape random trees. I read an online article about them just a few days before we did a massive hike that took us right past one of these trail trees. Also fun fact if you are dehydrated you can suck the quills of a White Fir ( tree in picture) to rehydrate. The needles taste like tangerines. Yum! When I’m not discovering weirdly shaped trees I like to make distinctive and delicious lattes. Like this one. Coconut you say? Chai you say? Why were these two flavoring  not combined sooner!?

Coconut Chai Latte

 

 

 

6 cardamom pods,

crushed 1 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp whole peppercorns

2 cinnamon sticks

6 cups water

One piece of ginger, quarter sized, peeled

1 tsp vanilla

6 black tea bags

9 tab coconut cream

1 star anise, broken open

6 tsp coconut oil

6 tab raw honey

In a pan boil the cardamom pods, cloves. whole peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, water and ginger.

Boil for twenty minutes. Remove from heat. Strain out the chunks ( cinnamon sticks, cloves, etc) Add the vanilla and the tea bags. Let steep five minutes.

This makes enough chai tea to save in your fridge and drink hot or cold all week!

Seriously; worst picture ever. Carly dog was trying to drink the iced chai the whole time I was trying to get a picture.

To make one cup of tea in a nutri bullet combine 1  and a 1/2 tab coconut cream, 1 tsp coconut oil and 1 tab raw honey. Blend for thirty seconds until frothy.

Comments

  1. Jebbica

    That looks good! I don’t think I’ve ever used star anise in anything; in fact, there are a lot of ingredients here I’ve never bought or tried! But I bet it tastes good…I love coconut everything. Thanks for stopping by my party!

  2. Deborah Davis

    This is my kind of beverage! I could drink this every day! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing this healthy and delicious Vegan Coconut Chai Latte with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!

  3. kimmythevegan

    What a refreshing drink! I love coconut drinks – so thirst-quenching. I didn’t know you could rehydrate from quills in White Firs – good to know!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I have pinned your recipe and eagerly await what you have to share this coming Friday =)

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