Swami’s Turmeric Chai Latte

Check out this delicious Turmeric Chai Latte – which you’ll be sipping at our IYTA retreat! It’s a favourite at Swami’s and can be enjoyed in spring, summer, winter and autumn!

Turmeric milk has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and offers many benefits to the body and mind. Alongside the chai spice blend, Swami’s like to add some black pepper or coconut oil to help improve the absorption of turmeric.

Turmeric milk

  • 3cups coconut milk (or another plant milk of your choice)
  • 1tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tsp ground dried turmeric

Chai Spice Blend

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2-3cm grated fresh ginger
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice (honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, etc)


  1. Pour the coconut milk into a saucepan and bring it to boil.
  2. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium and add all other ingredients.
  3. Whisk to combine then let infuse for 2 to 3 minutes. Bring the milk down to a low simmer.
  4. When all the spices are well infused, remove the cinnamon stick and the star anise.
  5. Turn off the heat and pour the turmeric chai latte into 2 cups. Enjoy!