How to make chai tea latte

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Chai, which originated centuries ago in the eastern hemisphere, has become a hugely popular beverage in the west. Traditionally this combination of tea, spices and milk is served hot, but it can also be enjoyed over ice. Despite the coffeehouse mystique of this sweet and spicy treat, it is easy to make a chai tea latte at home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Loose tea leaves and infuser or chai tea bags
  • Milk
  • Sugar or honey
  • Nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
  • Liquid chai concentrate
  • Nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Powdered chai mix
  • Water
  • Milk (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Brew a mug of tea using a chai tea bag or loose tea leaves in an infuser.

  2. 2

    Add warm or steamed milk.

  3. 3

    Stir in sugar or honey to taste.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle the chai latte with cinnamon, nutmeg or both.

  5. 5

    Allow the mixture to cool if you want to make iced chai latte and then pour it over ice cubes. Otherwise, serve the chai latte while it is hot.

  1. 1

    Shake the package of liquid chai concentrate before opening it.

  2. 2

    Pour a ½ cup of the chai concentrate into a mug or saucepan for hot chai or into a glass for iced chai.

  3. 3

    Mix ½ cup of milk into the chai concentrate.

  4. 4

    Add ice cubes to the glass if making iced chai latte. Otherwise, heat the mixture in the microwave saucepan and heat until it is close to boiling for hot chai latte.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle the chai latte with cinnamon, nutmeg or both and serve.

  1. 1

    Bring one cup of water to the boil.

  2. 2

    Measure the chai mix according to the directions on the package. One tablespoon is often the rule of thumb, but you may want to add more or less to taste.

  3. 3

    Stir the chai mix into the hot water until it is completely blended.

  4. 4

    Add a splash of milk if desired.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle the chai latte with cinnamon, nutmeg or both.

  6. 6

    Allow the chai latte to cool if you want to make iced chai and then pour it over ice cubes. Otherwise, serve the chai latte while it is hot.

Tips and warnings

  • Depending on the brand and blend, chai tea bags, concentrates and powdered mixes vary in sweetness and spiciness. When you make chai at home, experiment with different brands, proportions and spices until you find the perfect combination for your palate.
  • Chai tea bags, concentrates and powdered mixes are available decaffeinated.
  • You can buy green tea formulations of chai, as well as added flavors such as coffee and vanilla.
  • Refrigerate any unused liquid chai concentrate and discard after one week.

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