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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.