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Chai Tea Latte Recipe
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Chai Tea Latte Recipe

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My family loves this comforting tea, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they're feeling under the weather. I simplified the recipe by using the filter basket of our coffeepot. It's delicious and great after dinner! —Julie Plummer, Sykesville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 individual tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer
  • Whipped topping and ground nutmeg, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without whipped topping) equals 223 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water; brew according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, brown sugar and creamer. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved. Pour milk mixture into mugs; stir in tea. Dollop with whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chai Tea Latte in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without whipped topping) equals 223 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Very good and easy to make.

I don't have coffeemaker so I boiled water poured it over tea cinnamon ginger allspice in large glass, brewed it for 4 mins, then poured the milk mixture over it. (I subbed out the 2 table French vanilla non dairy creamer for 2 tablespoons half and half 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract)"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I did as another reviewer suggested and too the tea out of the bags and missed the tea with the spices. This recipe is really good!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"Very delicious & easy, would make a great holiday drink for yourself and/or company. As someone said, very adaptable, I used coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice, coconut palm sugar (healthier & 1/2 the amt.). Makes you want to sit down, take a deep breath and say ahhhhhhh!

Great job Julie, thank- you!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"So good!! I'm not crazy about the gooey cinnamon residue at the bottom of the cup, but it tastes so wonderful, it's not a factor in how I rated it. I do cut down on the sugar, and used snickerdoodle flavored coffee creamer because I didn't have vanilla.....LOVE the taste of it with the snickerdoodle creamer, and will continue to use it. I may experiment with other flavors of creamer also. Thanks for a great recipe!! (Another thing.....I tried using my coffee maker to make this, but prefer just to do it all in a saucepan.)"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"I changed the recipe up a bit-2 decaf black tea bags, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/8-1/4 tsp EACH nutmeg & cloves, 1/32-1/8 tsp cardamom, a couple of grinds of back pepper. 4 T milk, 1 1/2-2 c water, 1-2 T brown sugar & a splash of vanilla. :)"

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