Green Tea Chai Latte

By: Jill Nussinow

  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Cuisine: Indian



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



  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 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.