Kate Hudson’s Chocolate Chai Tea Is the Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Kate Hudson loves a good cup of tea. And there’s one tea concoction she loves to brew at home that she graciously shared in a 2020 TV appearance, and Hudson’s chocolate chai tea recipe is the wintertime pick-me-up you need.

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Kate Hudson’s chocolate chai tea recipe incorporates her INBLOOM plant-based powders

During a September 2020 appearance on Rachael Ray, Hudson shared her cozy chocolate chai tea recipe. Video calling in from her own kitchen, the Almost Famous alum gave step-by-step instructions for the drink.

She also chose to incorporate the Brain Flow powder from her brand INBLOOM, which creates plant-based powders to be added into beverages. The brand claims its products help with stress and fatigue, as well as boosting energy, among other things.

“It has great long-term cognitive support,” Hudson claimed of the Brain Flow powder.

As she later added of the products from her latest wellness brand, “I didn’t want to use synthetics. I didn’t want to use a lot of fillers. And I didn’t want to use any sugar that has a high glycemic index.”

The glycemic index is a unit of measurement that tracks how much any given food causes blood sugar levels to spike. Foods with a high glycemic index are digested and absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar levels to go up. Processed carbohydrates and sugars are some examples of foods with a high glycemic index.

Kate Hudson at the U.S. premiere of Christian Marclay: Sound Stories on September 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Snap Inc.

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Kate Hudson’s chocolate chai tea recipe

Including Hudson’s INBLOOM powder in this tea is completely optional. You can use regular cocoa powder instead. Here’s everything you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • ¼ inch fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cinnamon stick, or ½ teaspoon ground
  • 1 teaspoon black tea
  • 3 crushed cardamom pods, or ½ teaspoon ground
  • ⅓ cup milk (Hudson uses oat milk)
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or INBLOOM Brain Flow)

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How to make Kate Hudson’s chocolate chai tea recipe without a tea bag

To brew the tea, heat 1 cup of water in a saucepan with the ¼ inch of fresh ginger, the cinnamon, and the black tea. Bring the water to a boil, and then add the cardamom and milk. Hudson prefers oat milk, but she noted almond milk and regular milk are just as tasty, as well.

Once you’ve added the cardamom and milk, remove the mixture from the heat and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, strain your chai tea mixture into a leak-proof thermos or cocktail shaker, add the cocoa powder or INBLOOM Brain Flow, and shake. You can also just as easily pour the tea into a teacup and stir in the cocoa powder.

Star anise and cloves are also common flavors found in chai teas, so feel free to incorporate that into your cup as well. Nutmeg is also a common addition. Now, cozy up in your favorite corner of your home with a good book and enjoy the cozy chai tea.