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Mugs of chai latte next to a bowl of spices.
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Easy Chai Latte

Let's just say, this chai latte is the perfect mug of fresh brewed black tea, warming spices, a hint of sweetness, and extra frothy milk.
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chai Latte, Chai Tea
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Instructions

  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it begins to simmer, turn off the heat and add the tea bags (I snip any labels off the tea bags so they can fully immerse). Let the tea steep for 4 to 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags with a slotted spoon.
    A pot with brewed tea and milk for chai latte
  • Turn the heat back up to medium heat, and add the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, and maple syrup. Whisk everything together, until the chai tea is hot.
    A pot simmering chai latte.
  • Pour the tea into mugs and if you'd like, top with extra milk foam and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    Mugs of chai latte on a table.

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Notes

  • Substitutions: if you don't have ground cloves and cardamom you can swap in allspice for both of them.
  • Black Tea: You can use many varieties of black tea, from Darjeeling to English breakfast tea, as well as caffeinated or decaffeinated.
  • Sediment: Because this recipe uses ground spices, you'll get more sediment in the bottom of your mug. If you'd like to reduce that, you can strain the chai latte through a fine mesh sieve as you're pouring it into a mug. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 485mg | Iron: 1mg