This Chai Tea Latte recipe will have you skipping the coffee stands (and saving some money in the process!) A low sugar, healthy chai tea latte!
The weather is changing and fall is in the air. The leaves have barely hit the ground and I have red cups on the mind! Do you remember 2015 when you could order your chai tea latte in a solid red Starbucks cup? At that time people were upset that the cup was solid red. They complained that it wasn’t festive enough. I mean, if that is what makes you angry, then you’ve got other things going on!
But red cups are synonymous with holiday shopping. Even though the malls are packed, I still love walking around and looking at the decorations, listening to holiday music and trying to score an awesome deal!
Healthy Holiday Drinks
When I was pregnant with my first child, I dragged my husband to a “Marriage after baby” class. They had us write down our favorite activities and promise each other to continue doing them even after the baby arrived. At the top of my list was walking the mall together at Christmas. Now, we haven’t done very good at keeping that promise, but that just shows what a special place it has in my heart! Some times I think that class was just to give new parents hope that life wasn’t over after baby!
Now that we are trying to eat clean, I am on a mission to find recipes to make at home so I can control what goes in it! Chai Tea Lattes were at the top of my list. And it turns out they are surprisingly easy to make too!
Vegan Chai Tea Latte Recipe
This healthy Chai Tea starts with Tazo Chai. I have tried other Chai teas but Tazo has the best (and strongest) flavor. You should be able to find it at your local grocery store too. If not, you can always get it HERE on Amazon. Go ahead and buy a big pack because you will be drinking it often!
For simplicity, I like to use the Tazo Tea Chai flavor but if you prefer, you can make your own Chai using black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and vanilla.
Chai Tea Latte with less sugar
You may have noticed that you can buy premade Chai Tea mix in the store. Yes, I’ve been tempted to buy these too, but I encourage you to read the ingredients and then look at the sugar content. For example, my father in law likes to buy the Oregon Chai concentrate which is delicious but it has 25 grams of sugar! I stick to the guideline that added sugar in any food should not exceed 7 grams, 10 if I really want to justify something. So 25 is ridiculous! That is just one more reason I was inspired to make a low sugar latte recipe.
The best part of making our own latte is that we can adjust the sweetness to our preferences. My husband prefers just one tablespoon of honey while I like closer to 2 Tbsp. Want more cinnamon? Go ahead and add as much as you want.
Be sure to let me know what you think! Happy Fall!!
How to make Chai Tea Lattes
This Chai Tea Latte only takes 6 ingredients. That might sound like a lot, but that includes the water and tea bag! So you really have no excuse not to try it. If you don’t want caffeine, find a brand that is caffeine free and give it a try.
Seep the tea bag in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Throw tea bag away. If you let it seep for too long, it will start to taste bitter. This is the case with any tea…trust me, I’ve learned the hard way.
With the heat on medium-low, slowly mix in the Almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Heat until warm and steam starts to rise off the top. DO NOT BOIL. If it boils, the water and tea will separate. Now go on and give it a try!
Delicious & Healthy Chai Tea Latte
This delicious Chai tea latte will keep you and your wallet away from the expensive (and unhealthy) coffee stands!
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 tea bag - Tazo Tea Chai flavor
- 1 Cup Almond or Cashew milk
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract optional
- 1-2 Tbsp Honey
- In a small saucepan, Seep the tea bag in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Throw tea bag away.
- With the heat on medium low, slowly mix in the Almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Whisk in the honey
- Heat until warm and you can see steam coming off the top. DO NOT BOIL. If it boils, the water and tea will separate.
- Serve and Enjoy!