Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

It is fall and pumpkins are everywhere! Even in your chai latte! Pumpkin spice flavors are very popular in coffee and tea. If you are one of those people who love pumpkin spice latte then you should try this at home. I am not really a tea or coffee person but I like the occasional cup. And in fall I like to indulge in a pumpkin spice flavored tea.

I used a BPA free can of pumpkin puree but you could make your own if you like. Cinnamon and nutmeg are must haves for this recipe. They flavor the otherwise bland pumpkin brown sugar combination.

I am not going to call this the pumpkin spice chai tea latte because it would be saying pumpkin spice tea tea latte. Chai is Hindi for tea.

You will need
For the pumpkin spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. dried ginger powder
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cardamom powder
a pinch of salt

For the latte
3 tbsp. water
1 tsp. tea leaves or one bag of chai
2 tsp. pumpkin spice mixture
1/2 cup milk

For the topping
whipped cream (optional)
cinnamon or nutmeg powder

Combine all the ingredients for the pumpkin spice. You can keep this mixture refrigerated for up to two weeks.

To make the latte, boil the water and take it off heat. If using tea leaves, add the leaves to the water. Allow it to sit for a minute, longer if you like strong tea. Run the water through a strainer and discard the leaves. If using a tea bag drop the bag in the water and allow to seep to the desired strength.

Meanwhile combine the milk and the pumpkin spice mixture. Bring it to a boil. Turn off heat and add it to the tea water. If you like top with whipped cream. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on the top.

Enjoy your hot cup of pumpkin spice chai latte!

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