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A Chai Tea Latte for Your Immune System

Updated: Jan 16


This is such a simple Chai Tea Latte to make at home! Using a mix of fresh ingredients + essential oils, your immune system will get an extra shield for this time of year and your digestive system will love you for all the fresh ginger root. Think of the money you'll save making these at home instead of spending $4 a pop (or more), plus you'll be drinking something that's filled with natural goodness instead of that toxic filler nonsense they pack in at the coffee shop! You just can't beat it.

When it comes to ingesting essential oils, it's super important to know where your oils come from, how they're made, and exactly what is in the bottle you purchase. Do your research and do not EVER ingest oils unless you can get all your questions answered to your satisfaction by the company you choose. For info on ingesting essential oils safely and some ideas of what to ask, click here.

After a lot of personal research (which hasn't stopped, by the way) the only brand I feel comfortable using for dietary and supplement use is Young Living, and they even have a full line of essential oils labeled specifically for ingesting.


Essential Oils vs. Dried Ingredients


Why use essential oils instead of dried or powdered ingredients? Check out the health benefits of each of the oils in this recipe:

  • Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oil: balanced blood sugar levels, respiratory health, supports immune, intestinal, and urinary systems, and can promote a healthy sexual appetite.

  • Clove Vitality Essential Oil: supports the body's natural response to inflammation, antioxidant, optimizes healthy cellular growth and function, healthy skin, and oral care.

  • Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil: balanced appetite, healthy digestion, freshens breath, and excellent for cerebral and circulatory support.

This recipe is perfectly sweetened for some (read: my mom) and definitely too sweet for others (read: me), so feel free to cut the honey and sugar in half and give it a taste before you add the other half in. There's also no shame in sweetening-to-taste by using half of what the recipe calls for and having additional honey and sugar on the side for your guests.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups water

  • 4 orange pekoe tea bags

  • 3-6 slices of fresh ginger root, peeled (¼ inch thick and about ½ to 1 inch around)

  • 2 drops Clove Vitality essential oil

  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil

  • 2 drops Nutmeg Vitality essential oil

  • 1 tsp. cardamom powder

  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

  • 2 Tbsp. honey

  • ½ c. half & half or 2 cups milk of choice

  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Instructions

Boil water in saucepan. Add tea bags, ginger root, cardamom, vanilla, sugar, and honey; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add half & half or milk and essential oils. Use a metal spoon to remove ginger pieces. If you'd like it spicier, add more fresh ginger slices during the simmer process.

Serve hot in mugs. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. If you need to reheat, heat it through, but don't boil it or it could separate. Enjoy!


 

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