Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Chai tea lattes. One of my absolute favorite coffee shop drinks. I get them all the time at coffee shops while my friends drink coffee. This stuff is addicting and a pricey addiction to have. I recently visited a friend in Scranton and we visited this coffee shop called Adezzo. It was a bit chilly that day so I thought I’d order a warm latte. I ordered the chai latte with oat milk. It was amazing! The first sip always reminds me of fall and gets me excited for sweaters, cooler weather, boots, holiday movies, etc. I thought, I need to recreate this recipe once I get home.

So here we have it.

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Let’s get to the recipe!

Watch full recipe video here!

 

Ingredients:

Chai Tea Concentrate

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 pure black tea bags (I use Twinings  English Breakfast Tea)

Chai Tea Latte

  • 1/2 cup chai tea concentrate
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other plant based milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 servings Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (optional)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

Chai Tea Concentrate

  1. Place all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it boils, turn off heat, and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain through a nut milk bag or very finely meshed strainer and save remaining liquid into a jar.
  4. Save for up to 2 weeks.

Chai Tea Latte

  1. Add chai tea concentrate to a high speed blender. I prefer a Vitamix.
  2. Add almond milk, maple syrup, and collagen to the tea.
  3. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour into your favorite mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Notes:

  • This latte can be made iced or hot.
  • If making iced latte, just pour mixture over ice.
  • If making a hot latte, be sure to heat up the the tea and milk in the microwave or stovetop before placing into the blender.
  • Collagen is not necessary but your latte won’t be at optimal frothiness.
  • Enjoy!

Chai tea latte up close

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