How To Make Dirty Chai Lattes

Delightfully creamy, subtly sweet and amply caffeinated, there are few morning beverages more perfectly balanced and outrageously delicious than a dirty chai latte.

Whole warming spices and ginger are gently simmered with milk, black tea and brown sugar to make a classic masala chai, while a shot of bitter espresso counters the sweetness and enlivens the drink.

All you need is loose-leaf black tea, espresso, your milk of choice, and a handful of whole warming spices such as cardamom pods, clove and cinnamon stick.