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Healthy Chai Tea Latte

I LOVE me a chai tea latte, but you know what I don’t love? Tons of added sugar in the mixes they use at coffee shops. Last year for Christmas I got a Milk Foamer and ever since I’ve been a home made healthy chai tea latte making machine!

(Seriously, check my Instagram from December, it was a little ridiculous, there were even a few days I made two…don’t judge me, it was the holidays!)

Everyone kept asking me what milk foamer I got-this time I know to anticipate that so here it is (you press one button and it only takes 90 seconds!!!):

Healthy Chai Tea Latte

Ingredients:
1/2-3/4 cup boiling water to steep your tea
1 chai tea bag (or scoop of loose leaf tea)
as much almond or cashew milk as the milk foamer requires to do it’s thing (mine has a few lines that say “Min” and “Max”).
(optional) 1 tsp raw honey
(optional) dash of cinnamon to top it off and make it look pretty

Instructions
1. Boil water
2. Steep tea
3. While tea is steeping foam your milk
4. Remove tea bag
5. Add honey, stir
6. Add milk
7. Sprinkle cinnamon
8. Post a picture to instagram of yourself enjoying it and tag me @lizdialto

Step 8 is obviously optional, but it would be really fun and I’d love to see you enjoying the recipe. Look, I’ll even go first…

Healthy Chai Tea Latte
  • Michelle

    I’ve been making Tazo Decaf Chai lattes using organic coconut milk. So creamy and delicious!

    • Liz DiAlto

      mmm…I love coconut milk. I hate that store brands have carrageenan in them, I stopped buying them because of it. Making it at home is a bit of a hassle since you have to boil the coconut flakes, too. You’re inspiring me to suck it up and make it next week though 🙂

  • http://www.tanessadreams.com Tanessa

    I’ve been drinking Good Earth’s Original Sweet & Spicy lately. Since I am trying to cut out sugar, I appreciate the natural sweetness. I’m not sure what I’d do with myself if I had a milk foamer!

    • Liz DiAlto

      I’m digging Good Earth, too…although people keep saying, “Get loose leaf tea!!”

  • Dulcinea

    I am Indian so I make it the way my mom did. 1:1 ratio of 2% milk and water. Or just skim will do fine. The key is to use loose leaf black tea. When its on a heavy rolling boil add tea, a tsp or 2 turn heat at highest. When its about to boil over turn the heat off. Add ginger, bay leaf, cardomom, clove and stevia or sugar to taste. You can skip the rest but the ginger is what makes chai different from black tea misto. Strain.. enjoy. Thats chai. I don’t understand why its called a latte or the need for a foamer but I know thats the way western cafes do it. This is what we have at home 3 times a day :p

    • Liz DiAlto

      love to learn stuff like this…thanks for sharing Dulcinea!

  • http://www.leanerbydesign.com Stephen Reed

    Nice, I love Chai, we used to make it up from scratch with half milk, half water, and grind the spices, chuck in a couple of teabags and simmer, I think the Indian Chai is really sweet, tastes great like that. Honey works well, although I’d be comfortable drinking it really sweet after a workout.

    I guess our’s is a little more like Dulcinea’s recipe, that said, a sweet latte at a coffee shop sure tastes good, even if un-authentic