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Chai Tea Latte

My family loves this comforting chai tea latte recipe, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they're feeling under the weather. I simplified this chai tea 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


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


  • Place the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water; brew according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 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. If desired, dollop with whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Chai Tea Latte Tips

What's in a chai tea?

Chai tea is a black tea blend from India and literally translates to “tea” in Hindi. The tea is full of flavor because of its many spices, like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, black pepper and cloves. Star anise, coriander seeds and peppercorns are other well-liked options. Chai tea lattes are a newer adaptation to the original recipe. They typically contain frothed hot milk and added sugars which give it more of a "latte" flavor. Learn more about the difference between chai tea and chai tea lattes!

Are there any benefits to chai tea?

Chai tea contains cinnamon and black tea, both of which may help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Other blends with different spices will add more benefits.

How do you drink chai tea?

Chai tea recipes can be served hot or over ice. You can also try adding chai to many dessert recipes like cookies and bread pudding. These chai recipes are our favorite.

Does chai tea give you energy?

Chai tea typically contains about a third of the caffeine you would find in a cup of coffee, so you’ll still feel an energy boost. Looking for a caffeine kick? Check out these other caffeinated drinks and snacks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 223 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


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  • Miranda
    Mar 15, 2021

    The recipe is so delicious! I modified the recipe and used 1/2 cup of milk because I didn't have more, however, I didn't account for that loss in adding more water. I think this made the recipe probably a lot sweeter than intended, because I did follow all the other ditections properly.

  • cestmoivraiment
    Jul 3, 2020

    Wonderful recipe. I modified to make it easier for me. 2 tea bags in a teapot with 3 tsp pumpkin spice filled halfway with boiling water. Boiled brown sugar and milk, added vanilla extract and filled the teapot. Heaven.

  • Amanda
    Jun 2, 2020

    Very good! A little too sweet for my taste, but all together a great recipe!

  • Jim
    Apr 28, 2020

    This looks disgusting. That’s an enormous amount of sugar. It’s hard to believe that you actually are suggesting non dairy creamer. The use of ground spices is a mistake

  • Mabella
    Apr 16, 2020

    This turned out delicious! I modified it for one person by using about half portion for each ingredient. Only thing I didn’t have available was the creamer but will add next time. This will be my go to chai recipe.

  • Deb
    Feb 9, 2020

    My family loves this recipe! The only changes I make is that I double the recipe except for the brown sugar. My son said what another poster said, “tastes like Christmas!”

  • hchambers
    Oct 1, 2019

    This was really good. I served it over ice for an iced latte. We don't have many cold months down here in Florida!

  • Kate
    Sep 27, 2019

    This was so good!!! I used the coffee maker method (never thought of soing that before! Great idea!) As i am trying to go low sugar low carbs for dietary reasons: I changed out the sugar for unrefined cocunut sugar and monkfruit sweetner and I used heavy cream instead of milk or almond milk. And bc Im lazy I put everything in the coffee maker except the heavy cream. I also added cardamon and white pepper. It was so delish! Will be making it again. Need to plug in this recipe to fitness pal to see how the calories and macros measure up! Thanks so much!

  • Jacob
    Apr 2, 2019

    This was amazing! Tastes very similar to the chai lattes at Dunkin’ Donuts. I didn’t have all-spice so I added 1/8 tsp each of cloves and nutmeg and it worked very well!

  • Dayna
    Oct 24, 2017

    This was freaking delicious! I used the coffee filter method and it turned out great. Also put tea and milk in feezer to cool and then added ice. Thank you!