How To Make The Week A Little Sweeter (without the extra sugar!)

We've all experienced it: it's been one of those days. You are running late to work and you hit EVERY red light on the drive. Your kids are sick, and you start to feel that tickle in your throat which can only mean: you're next!! Or maybe it's just an incredibly mundane week at work because everyone else is on vacation and you're stuck staring at a computer screen while internally screaming: "WHY ME!?!?"

Or in my case: our furnace broke yesterday morning and the technicians can't come out until Thursday. I have been forced to move a space heater into whatever room I am working in, while the rest of the house is just plain cold. First world problems, I know!

However, sometimes the little things add up and we start to feel like the only way to make it through the day will be to smash something or yell at the bank attendant (who is moving very slowly and doesn't know you only have 10 minutes of your lunch left!).  

It's on days like these that a small pick-me-up is the way to restart or just refresh yourself.  Tea is my go-to for a bit of extra comfort.

Last week I stumbled upon this delicious Whittard recipe for a sweet Chai Latte with no sugar.  

I've made it at least once a day since I found the recipe. In fact, I am drinking it as I write this post (because it's delicious, AND it's helping to keep me warm!!)!

I share it with you below in the hopes that you will find 10 minutes to make it, and another 20 to sit in the quiet, or with your loved ones, and remember the bad days come but they also go.  

Cheers to another amazing week of being YOU!

With love & tea,

Whittard's Chai Latte

1. 1 heaped teaspoon of Spice Imperial Loose Leaf Tea (from Whittard!) or another chai tea you have on hand
2. 1/2 cup hot water
3. 1 cup coconut, soy, or almond milk (I used almond!)
4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5. 2 tablespoons honey (I used only 1 tablespoon)
6. Whipped coconut cream and cinnamon to top (I used almond milk froth!!)

I recommend heating the water for your tea on the stove. Whether that be in a kettle or a small pot. It will stay hot longer and steep the tea more evenly.  Brew the tea in your favorite mug (see mine above!!).

Heat the milk, vanilla, and honey in a saucepan. Or instead add the honey & vanilla directly to the tea and heat the milk using a heating milk frother (as I did).   

Once the milk has been heated pour it over the tea and add the coconut cream or milk froth, and cinnamon to the top. 

So easy, spicy & delicious! 

Here's the link to the original recipe on Whittard's blog.