How to make a chai latte?

The word ‘chai’ comes from the Hindu word for tea. A chai latte is a drink made out of black tea of choice, spice blend, sweetener, and hot milk.

How to make a chai latte at home?

To brew the perfect chai latte at home, you’ll need:

  • loose-leaf black tea of choice (for example Assam, Ceylon, English Breakfast).
  • spices – cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns.
  • favorite milk – dairy or plant-based.
  • sweetener – honey, maple syrup, or sugar.


  1. Toast the spices in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add water, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the tea leaves. Cover and steep for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the sweetener and stir until dissolved.
  5. Heat up and froth the milk using a milk frother.
  6. Pour 3/4 cup of the warm tea into a cup. Add 1/2 cup of warmed milk and stir to combine.
  7. Top with a spoonful of milk froth.

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