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Finished latte with cinnamon and anise

How to Make a Chai Tea Latte

Save money and learn how to make a Chai Tea Latte at home! A warm and spicy spiced tea blended with frothed milk for only a fraction of the price! Made in under 10 minutes. 
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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Steeping Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn



  • Over medium-high heat, combine the water, tea bags, and spices in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup if using. 
  • Carefully pour hot water through a strainerdividing it equally into two mugs so that just the tea concentrate remains. In the same saucepan, bring heat milk to scald (just before boiling point) then remove from heat.
  • Transfer milk to your milk frother and pump up and down a few times until your milk is light a frothy. Tap the frother a few times on the counter to let the milk settle a bit. 
  • Top off each mug with milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon, garnish with a couple of star anise (optional) and enjoy immediately!


Serving and Storing - Serve your Chai Tea Latte immediately with an oatmeal date scone or vegan blueberry muffin. To serve, pour the chai concentrate into the bottom of a mug. Top with frothed milk and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and star anise.
Recipe Tips - If you know you will be drinking a lot of chai, double or triple the batch for the chai tea concentrate. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Variations - Black tea is traditional for Chai Lattes, however, I use Rooibos tea for an herbal, caffeine-free option.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 17.9mg | Calcium: 397mg | Iron: 2.1mg