How to Choose the Right Milk for Chai Latte
Though not new to the world of tea, Chai, the traditional Indian beverage, has become increasingly popular in North America. We've noticed a growing demand for various plant milk alternatives to traditional cow’s milk. Here are our thoughts on the pros and cons of using these various milk alternatives.
Prepare a chai latte with cow milk
Classic chai is prepared with high-fat milk, and sometimes with condensed milk or even butter. Cow's milk gives chai it a smooth, rich and authentic taste. It tends to work well with any blend of spices.
Prepare a chai latte with soy milk
Soy milk is a more neutral and versatile alternative to cow's milk. It has a similar creaminess and richness and it's also a good match for any chai blend, from the more traditional to the woody or spicier.
Prepare a chai latte with almond milk
Less creamy, almond milk is best used for the more punchy chai blends, like our Winston mix. Its subtle taste pairs well with spices to create a very well-balanced result.
Prepare a chai latte with coconut milk
Although it is harder to pair, coconut milk can be a nice alternative for a fruity chai like our Scarlett or Eva blends, it comes into its own when prepared cold. But coconut milk isn’t a taste that suits everyone, so proceed with caution.
Prepare a chai latte with oat milk
Oat milk may be taking over as our new favourite vegan alternative, even dethroning soy milk! It has a velvety texture and it offers similar results with the spices to that of cow's milk.
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