I’ve been on a chai tea latte kick lately! I had never had one, and decided to try one at Starbucks, and it was totally love at first sip. I couldn’t believe I had never had one before. It was sooo delicious!!
So, me being me, I knew I had to try my hand at making myself some at home. Now, I’m a big tea drinker. I pretty much only buy my loose-leaf tea from Teavana. I know, total tea snob. They just make such great quality teas that taste amazing! Green tea is one of my favorites, but I’m also a huge fan of black teas.
When I got home that day, I went through my teas and completely forgot I had bought some Teavana Oprah Chai Tea! WHAT! I thought I was going to have to concoct my own chai spice recipe from scratch. NOPE. So, I went to work on creating it.
This recipe tastes similar to the Starbucks one, and you can make it so easily at home! It’s even made with a homemade Vanilla syrup, that is probably a lot better for you than the chemicals most places use. It’s made with Silk Vanilla Soy Milk, the one below is my favorite because it has a wonderful Vanilla flavor!
As I said, this tea is super easy to make, and super delicious!
Chai Tea Latte – Vegan
Spicy, creamy tea for any season!
¼ cup brewed chai tea
1 cup silk vanilla milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
For the vanilla syrup:
Melt the sugar in the water for 5 minutes (or until the sugar has fully dissolved). Remove from the heat, and add the vanilla. You’ll have extra, so store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
For the tea:
Brew chai as the instructions say. You can either serve your chai tea latte hot or cold. If cold, I suggest making your tea a bit stronger than normal so it doesn’t taste watered down. Then, put the tea in the fridge until ready to serve. (Skip the next step of warming the milk, if serving cold).
If serving hot, brew tea and warm the milk on the stove over medium heat at the same time.
To assemble: Place 1-2 tablespoons (depending on your taste) of the vanilla syrup into your cup. Top with equal parts of tea and milk. If you like a stronger tea flavor, add a bit more tea than milk. It’s fun to experiment with the measurements for different tastes!