Hot buttered chai latte


Hot buttered chai latte

Hot buttered chai latte. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

The depths of winter call for a clever hot drink, and this chai latte, inspired by one we tasted at Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market, is equally warming. Don't be put off by the butter: It's the secret ingredient that makes this drink unforgettable.


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp chai spice
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 bags black tea
  • 1 cup warm milk


  • MASH butter with brown sugar, ginger and chai spice.
  • POUR boiling water over tea bags. Steep 4 min. Discard tea bags.
  • BLEND butter mixture with tea and milk in a blender until frothy. Pour through a sieve into 3 mugs.

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