Chai Tea Latte
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

You will love the health benefits of this chai tea latte recipe! DIY homemade chai tea is easy, healthier than a cafe version and so delicious. Follow these instructions to make chai an easy homemade option!

Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp whole all spice
  • 1 inch chunk fresh ginger and/or turmeric
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole cardamom pods
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp dandelion root
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder, 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 2 black tea bags (decaf optional, use vanilla black tea if you do not have these vanilla options)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp cashew butter
  • 10 oz water
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, add cinnamon, anise, black pepper, all spice, ginger, turmeric, cloves and cardamom to 1 quart of water.

  2. Turn your stove to high heat and bring it to a full rolling boil uncovered. As soon as the boil begins to roll, turn the heat off, and immediately add fennel seeds, dandelion root, vanilla bean and tea bags.

  3. Once the remaining ingredients are in, cover it completely and let it rest for at least 15 minutes, up to 10 minutes longer if you want the tea to be slightly stronger. 

  4. While the ingredients are steeping, add your cashews, maple syrup, cashew butter, water, and salt to a high powdered blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until it is a smooth, creamy consistency. No straining needed. 

  5. Serve hot or over ice. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.