There is something incredibly soothing and nourishing about a warm, sweet drink, especially on a cold day. I remember the first time I tried a Starbucks chai latte on a ski trip to Colorado many years ago. The combination of sweetness and warming spices in a hot milky drink almost blew my mind. No wonder, as apparently the chai lattes you buy in coffee shops contain anything from 9 to 20 teaspoons of sugar. My homemade version is kind of a chocolatey flavoured chai latte filled with heart-warming spices and goodness, and only a splash of maple syrup for sweetness.