Chai Tea Latte

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I enjoy drinking tea and recently had the chance to try three chai flavors from Choice® Organic Teas. They sent me their Chai Spice Black Tea and two of their new Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified chai flavors–Rooibos Chai and Masala Chai. If you’re chaiTeasnot familiar with chai teas, they’re blended with spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and black pepper, giving them a warm, wonderful spiciness that tastes so good on a cold day!

The Chai Spice Black tea and Masala Chai have a rich spicy flavor that I love–both are made with Assam tea. The Chai Spice tasted just a little more spicier to me than the Masala Chai. These teas are perfect for making the Chai Tea Latte recipe that I posted below!

The Rooibos Chai tea is naturally caffeine-free and has a slightly milder spicy flavor, along with a subtle sweetness. Rooibos tea is one of my favorites because it’s such a healthy tea. If you’re wanting to make a caffeine-free Chai Latte, this would be a good tea to use.

I happened to make this Chai Tea Latte on a cold, snowy day and it was the perfect beverage to warm me up! Chai Tea Lattes are a nice change from coffee and hot cocoa. If you’ve never tried making one, you’ll need to try this–it’s easy and just as good as having one from a coffee shop! And it’s a healthy drink, too, sweetened with honey instead of sugar.

CHAI TEA LATTE by NancyC

Makes 1 serving (about 8 to 9 ounces)

  • 1 Chai tea bag
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk (you’ll need a frother for the milk)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey (this is lightly sweet with 2 teaspoons, so use 3 if you want it sweeter)
  • ground cinnamon for sprinkling on top

Heat water to boiling, then steep tea bag in water for 5 minutes; remove tea bag and set aside.

While tea is steeping, add milk and honey in a microwave-safe container. Heat in microwave for 60 seconds or until hot (I heated mine for 60 seconds plus an additional 15 seconds). Stir milk and honey with spoon, blending well, then froth the mixture with a frother to make it light and foamy.

Pour the steeped tea into your serving cup (if it has cooled off, reheat in microwave for 15-30 seconds), then add the milk mixture to the tea. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top for garnish.

Do you drink chai tea? What about Chai Tea Lattes? This was the first time I tried making one, and I have a feeling I’ll be making many more! 🙂

Linked to Full Plate Thursday, Tea Time #7 at EclecticOdds n Sods, Thursday Favorite Things, Lets Get Real Friday, Inspire Me Monday.

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27 thoughts on “Chai Tea Latte

  1. Shari

    I tried a more sweet, instant chai tea over Christmas and really enjoyed the flavors. Your recipe seems less sweet, but more like real chai tea, and I would love to try it. Even though I liked the sweetened one, I don’t want to be having that much sugar every day. A little bit of honey seems like it would be okay, though. Thank you so much for the recommendations about the tea, too.

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  2. Melissa @ The Glen House

    OH MY DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve always loved Chai tea. Always. But it was only in Mumbai airport in January that I realised you could buy Chai Lattes! Now I’m obsessed with visiting well know coffee shops to buy them. Thank you sooooo much for sharing your version…. I’m printing it as I type xx

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  3. eclecticoddsnsods

    Nancy Nancy Nancy you little chai latte tease! Firstly thank you so much for coming to Eclectics Tea Time. Next I have never tried different types of chai latte only one which I think claimed to be an ‘original’ type. I absolutely adore chai latte it is my fav and always feels quite decadent. I also have a sweet tooth so piling in the sugar as is traditionally done suits me to the ground. Having a variety sounds fab and roibos I drink every night as caffiene free like you pointed out 🙂

    So how come all these bloggers like you get free gifts I read this a lot lol I am missing out here! It’s great you have shared a link online to get tea too because sometimes it’s a struggle lovely to get good tea 😀

    Love this post thank you again zxx lovely Nancy x

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Hope you get a chance to try this, Justine! Hope you will start getting some teas to try, too, since you love tea so much! 🙂

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      1. eclecticoddsnsods

        hah yes I would love to get some teas and I am deifnitely in need of a chai latte you have gotten my taste buds going, thank you for swinging by, i hope you have eaten some of my pancakes 😀

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  4. Miz Helen

    I would certainly enjoy a nice cup of your Chai Tea Latte right now, it looks awesome!
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Nicky

    I love a good chai latte, especially when it’s cold out. I’ll have to check out this brand. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Let’s Get Real Link Party. I hope you’ll join the party again this week.

    Reply

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