Do you love the delicious taste of chai lattes from your local coffee shop? Wondering how to achieve the same frothy goodness in the comfort of your own home? At Art of Tea, our tea experts are here to teach you how to make the best tasting chai latte recipe with our unique blends of chai; informing you a little bit about the origins of Masala Chai along the way. Ready to take a deep dive into the world of chai? Keep on reading to find out more!
What Is Masala Chai?
Masala Chai is a unique blend of black tea with a mixture of aromatic spices, such as organic cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and various other herbs. Originating in the Indian subcontinent, chai has gained worldwide popularity with the addition of frothed milk, becoming colloquially known as a ‘chai tea latte.’ The word “chai” ultimately originated from the Mandarin Chinese word for tea – 茶 chá. So, if you happen to say, “Chai tea latte,” you’re actually saying, “Tea tea latte.”
How Can I Make Chai Latte At Home?
The first step to making tasty chai lattes at home is to pick up some chai from Art of Tea. From the original taste of Tali’s Masala Chai or our caffeine-free Rooibos Chai to the seasonal flavors of our Pumpkin Spice Chai or White Winter Chai, you can choose whichever one of our teas suits your taste buds to perfection.
Here are all of the ingredients you’ll need for a chai latte at home:
- Art of Tea Eco Pyramid chai tea bags or Art of Tea loose-leaf chai
- 1 cup of whole milk
- ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of refrigerated French vanilla non-dairy creamer
- Whipped topping
- Ground nutmeg
Step 1: Brew Your Chai
Whether you’ve opted for Art of Tea chai tea bags or our loose-leaf chai, the first step is to brew your tea. Make sure to leave at least ¼ of your teacup or mug empty, as you will need to add the ‘latte’ mixture later on.
Step 2: Prepare Your Chai ‘Latte’ Mixture
While your tea is steeping, grab a small saucepan and place it on your stovetop. Combine the milk, brown sugar and creamer in the pan, and cook over medium heat until all of the ingredients are warm and the brown sugar is dissolved.
Step 3: Combine Tea & Milk Mixture
Pour your hot latte mixture into your tea mug or cup. Dollop with whipped topping and sprinkle with ground nutmeg if desired!
Grab Some Chai From Art of Tea Today For Your At-Home Chai Lattes!
Ready to make your own frothy chai lattes at home? By following this simple guide, you’ll be creating delicious chai lattes in no time at all. In addition to our delicious line of organic teas and tisanes, make sure to check out our teapots and teaware that will elevate your tea drinking experience day in and day out. For all of your tea-related questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with one of our tea experts today.