Green Tea Chai Latte

By: Jill Nussinow

Ingredients

2 cups of water
1 inch piece of ginger if not organic, and sliced into 4 pieces
2 cardamon pods lightly crushed
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons of agave syrup
1-2 table spoons of grean tea, sencha or your favorite type
1 1/2 cups of low fat or nondairy milk such as almond, rice or coconut beverage
Pinch of salt
Pinch of matcha powder for garnish

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil with the ginger slices, cardamom pods and cinnamon. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat, stir in green tea leaves into water, and let steep for 2 minutes. Add agave syrup, milk and salt, and heat until hot but not boiling over medium heat.
  3. To serve, strain into cups. Add more agave syrup if desired, to taste.