This blog post is all about a homemade chai tea latte recipe.
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Get ready because today on the blog I’ll be spilling the tea about how to make the easiest chai tea latte and some yummy chai tea latte variations worth trying!
Looking for a cozy and easy-to-make chai latte recipe? Look no further! This homemade chai latte is super simple to make, and it’s guaranteed to be warming, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Plus, if you’re a fan of chai tea lattes, you probably already have all the necessary ingredients on hand!
WHAT I USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:
CHAI TEA LATTE
What’s Chai Tea Made Of?
Where are my fellow coffee and tea lovers at? Most people adore chai tea lattes because they are instantly reminiscent of the holidays. This particular tea is smooth, sweet and a bit warm due to the spices.
Chai tea lattes are typically made with just water, milk, and black tea infused with those incredible chai spices that come to life once hot water is added. These specific spices that make chai tea usually include cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and star anise.
Most store-bought chai tea comes in tea bags filled with a variety of aromatic spices, so if you purchase chai tea, you should have that same taste. Although sometimes chai tea bags will also have flavors like vanilla that bring out that nostalgic chai tea taste even more so!
Whether you’re sipping chai tea lattes on a chilly fall or winter day or perhaps enjoying it as a midday pick-me-up, chai lattes are always an enjoyable drink.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE HOMEMADE CHAI TEA
There’s something comforting about a warm, creamy chai tea latte on a cold day that just hits the spot. Or perhaps you need an afternoon pick me up during work but don’t have that coffee craving. Chai teas are just the thing to make.
However, did you know that there are some serious health benefits to enjoying this delicious drink? Here are four reasons why you’ll love chai:
1. This tea is packed with antioxidants. These powerful nutrients help to protect your cells from damage and may even reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
2. It can help boost your immune system! The spices in chai tea, including ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, are all known for their ability to fight off infection and illness. Great during the busy Holiday months or if you live anywhere cold.
3. Chai tea may help improve digestion. The spices in chai tea can help to stimulate your digestive system and ease common problems like bloating, gas, and indigestion.
4. Chai tea is a great way to get your daily dose of calcium. One cup of chai tea latte contains about 20% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. Plus, the added milk makes it a rich source of this essential nutrient.
5. This tea is a a wonderful drink to serve during the holidays. Holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas call for some yummy chai tea lattes after dinner to pair with sweet treats and desserts.
So next time you’re in the mood for a cozy drink, reach for a chai tea latte and enjoy all the health benefits that come along with it!
HOW TO MAKE CHAI TEA LATTE
Wonder how to make chai tea lattes at home? Here are some easy recipe instructions!
1. To make a delicious latte at home, you’ll first need to make a quick chai concentrate. You can do this by brewing a strong 1/4 cup of chai tea with sugar (or Stevia). If made correctly, your chai tea concentrate should result in a gorgeous light golden-brown color.
2. After making the chai tea concentrate, you’ll want to foam or froth some milk. Do this by using a whisk or milk frother. Next, simply pour the steamy and frothy milk over the chai concentrate. That’s it! Making this latte is truly that simplistic.
RECIPE TIPS + TRICKS
Do you like iced lattes more so than hot lattes?
No problem! Make an iced chai tea version of this drink by easily adding some ice. Or you can store chai tea in the fridge for a couple of hours so your ‘latte’ can simmer down to become cold and refreshing.
Then, toss in a few additional ice cubes for that crisp iced chai tea taste. Perfect for a hot summer day!
What’s the Sugar Content for this Drink?
Another upside of making a homemade chai tea latte is that you don’t have to have a chai tea latte that ends up being made too sweet or (unsweet). This drink can unknowingly have a ton of sneaky sugar.
Usually, Starbucks chai teas for instance, have a higher sugar amount than most other chai tea lattes.
Some healthy alternatives to this can be mixing chai tea with a sugar substitute like Stevia or honey at home. Both sugar alternatives work well with chai tea lattes that are served iced or hot.
If I am making these tea lattes at home, I enjoy adding 2 teaspoons of honey or all natural Stevia powder.
Does Chai Tea Have Caffeine?
Do you love the taste of a chai tea lattes but are worried about the caffeine intake? Like most other teas, chai tea is naturally caffeinated
Chai lattes are made with black tea leaves, which do contain caffeine. However, the amount of caffeine in a chai is typically lower than in a regular cup of coffee. So, if you’re looking for a delicious and warming beverage that doesn’t pack too much of a caffeinated punch, a chai latte is a great choice.
If you’re the type of coffee and tea drinker that needs some extra caffeine, then try making a homemade “dirty chai tea”. A dirty chai tea latte is a regular chai tea latte with an added shot of espresso! If you’re anything like me – make that a double shot.
Are Chai Tea Lattes Dairy free or Vegan?
Chai tea lattes can 100% be made dairy free/vegan. You can easily do this by substituting the milk portion of this chai tea latte with almond milk, oat milk, rice milk and other dairy free options. Btw – a “Hippie chai tea latte” is a chai tea made with almond milk!
That about sums this recipe up! I hope you enjoyed making this simple chai tea latte recipe or some its variations at home.
If you happen to make this recipe feel free to leave comment below what you paired with it and tag Style Like Shelby in your chai tea latte posts!
This blog post was all about my recipe for a homemade chai tea latte.