This Chai Tea Latte is made with black tea bags with the flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Topping this flavorful latte is frothed milk, whipped cream, and a dusting of cinnamon.
This delicious blend of milk and tea has the delicious flavors and scents of the Autumn season.
Is There Coffee In Chai Tea Lattes?
Nope, there usually isn’t coffee in chai tea lattes. Tea lattes are usually a blend of milk and tea with a blend of spices depending on the recipe. Although there is no coffee in Chai Tea Lattes there is still caffeine thanks to the black tea.
What is Chai Tea?
You may not know this but Chai tea literally means, “tea tea”. Who knew! This tea is better known as Chai tea but a better fitting description for this tea is Masala Chai Latte. Masala means spices to it definitely fits better because of the delicious blends of spices that go into this chai latte.
Ingredients in Chai Tea Latte
- Black tea bags
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground allspice
- Whole milk
- Brown sugar
- Whipped Cream
Chai Tea Latte From Scratch
This Chai Latte is made from scratch and it’s a great way to control the spices and flavorings going into your chai tea.
Alternately, you can use a chai tea concentrate and skip making the chai tea yourself. It will save time on creating the chai latte. If choosing the chai tea concentrate, add it to the glasses and continue on to create the steamed milk.
How to Make A Chai Tea Latte
There are a few simple steps to creating a deliciously warm chai tea latte.
Bring the water and spices to a low boil – In a small saucepan, combine the water and the spices and bring until just boiling.
Add the tea bags – Remove the water from the heat and add the tea bags.
Steep the tea bags – Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bags – Remove the tea bags and strain the tea with a fine mesh strainer.
Straining the tea is essential so that the tea is not overpowering and too intense. A fine mesh strainer will remove the spices that create a smooth tea.
Divide the tea between two glasses – Equally divide the tea between two glasses and set aside.
Heat the milk – Bring the milk, brown sugar, and honey until just beginning to boil, and then remove from heat.
Froth the milk – Using a whisk, beat until frothy. Or, use an electric milk frother for quicker frothing.
TIP: An electric milk frother works wonders when creating froth or creating steamed milk.
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Pour the milk into the glasses – Pour the frothy milk mixture equally between two glasses filled with the tea.
Garnish and serve – Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
- 2 black tea bags
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Whipped Cream and cinnamon for garnish
- In a small saucepan, combine the water and the spices and bring until just boiling.
- Remove the water from the heat and add the tea bags.
- Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and strain the tea with a fine mesh strainer.
- Divide the tea between two glasses - Equally divide the tea between two glasses and set aside.
- Bring the milk, brown sugar, and honey until just beginning to boil, and then remove from heat.
- Using a whisk or fork, beat the milk mixture until frothy. An electric frother saves time and is great for frothing milk!
- Pour the frothy milk mixture equally between two glasses filled with the tea.
- Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
A milk frother is quicker and easier to froth your milk!
Strain the tea before adding it to the glasses to remove any grit from the spices and to prevent overpowering the latte.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 58gProtein: 6g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.