Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

Comfort in a cup! Now you can make your own Vanilla Chai Tea Latte at home!

Comfort in a cup! Now you can make your own Vanilla Chai Tea Latte at home! | | #beverage #drink #recipe

Several years ago my little sister, Ashley, introduced me to chai tea. I know, where was I? Living under a rock I suppose :) We were at our older sister’s house and rummaging through her tea collection. (Melissa is quite the tea connoisseur. No joke. I would guess that she has somewhere around one or two thousand bags of tea in her house.)

It’s really quite fun because whenever we get together, I get to try out a new tea or indulge in an old favorite.  Well, I instantly fell in love with the chai tea blend. It has so much more flavor than other teas. A nice surprise with just enough spice to make you sit up and take notice.

Since then my sister has kept me well-stocked with chai tea but sometimes, I like to make it on my own.  I love being able to control the amount of spice that goes into my Vanilla Chai Tea Latte and once I tried it with a dash of vanilla, there was no going back.  Now if you are just seriously rolling in it, go ahead and use a vanilla bean.  I’m way too frugal for that but I can only imagine how amazing it would taste.

I’ve been enjoying a steaming mug of tea several times a day as I’ve been fighting off the cold I caught a few weeks ago in Salt Lake City. Fortunately for me, NO ONE else has caught the cold – can I get a hallelujah! I know it is in large part  due to our new Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 air purifier.  That sweet machine has been purifying the air of all my cold germs and I could not be more appreciative!

I love knowing that I have a full-time assistant helping me keep my family healthy.  Seriously awesome.  My husband is so in love with it that we’re planning on buying a second unit for our bedroom to help with his seasonal allergies.

Make sure you continue to use the 4-step process to keep your family healthy this cold and flu season!

1. Ask about a flu shot
2. Wash and sanitize hands regularly
3. Wipe down surfaces with powerful disinfectants
4. Purify the air indoors

If you’re thinking about getting an air purifier, whether it’s for cold and flu season, allergies or asthma, I highly recommend the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55.  It has done such an amazing job! The Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 starts at $189.99 at

If you do get sick or just need a quick pick me up, make sure you try this Vanilla Chai Tea Latte.  Instant comfort! This is definitely one of my favorites and I’m sure it’s soon going to be yours as well!

Comfort in a cup! Now you can make your own Vanilla Chai Tea Latte at home! | | #beverage #drink #recipe

Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
Comfort in a cup! Now you can make your own Vanilla Chai Tea Latte at home!
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 peppercorns
  • 3 cloves (whole)
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 Tbls brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Combine water, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and a cinnamon stick in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil for at least five minutes. (The longer you boil, the more the spices will release their flavor.)
  3. Turn off the heat and place tea bags in water. Steep for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla.
  5. Heat milk in microwave for 15 seconds on medium heat and stir into tea. (Helps to avoid curdling.)
  6. Serve immediately.

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  1. I have STILL never had chai tea. I don’t know what I’m afraid of. I’m weird. This looks SO good, and I need that mug!
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  2. I love chai tea and just had some yesterday. And love your DIY blend! Thank you for sharing how you make yours! Pinned

  3. I saw this on Pinterest yesterday and I just had to try it. Just wanted you to know that I did and it is so delicious! I am a huge chai latte fan..always get it at Starbucks but now I am saving my mullah after how easy this was to make. Thanks for the recipe :)
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  4. Hip Hip Hurray! Chai Tea is totally one of my favorites and the ultimate comfort in a cup. Can’t wait to make this at home, I’m usually lazy and just starbucks it up. But.. after this recipe and seeing how easy it is I can’t wait. :) Thanks Trish!

  5. I have all the ingredients save the peppercorns in my pantry. Must make this tomorrow morning. I love homemade chai tea. Thank you, Trish, for sharing. That mug is beautiful!
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  6. Love this! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. I love chai tea! Most of the powdered things you get are so full of sugar and ingredients I can pronounce. I can’t wait to try this
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  8. Chai tea lattes are one of my faves! I’m excited to try making my own! Thanks for linking up at Wednesday Whatsits, Trish!
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  9. I am in love with chai tea and any time I can make it myself, I’m even happier. Love your mug too. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We’d love it if you’d link back to the party within your lovely post. Please do come back soon.
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  10. Yvonne Cable says:

    Thank you! Thank you! My favorite beverage. You have saved me $4.68 DAILY…..

  11. Awesome recipe! Using loose leaf would get even fuller flavor. I like to use a nice malty Assam as the base for my chai :)
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  12. I can’t wait to try this – the weather is turning cold again this week… I think it’s the perfect time to give this recipe a go!
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  13. I’ll have to print this out. Chai tea is my favorite hot drink. It’s so luxurious.
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  14. I have bought many chai teas over the years. I have even bought the powders to make these at home. I am so glad to have found this recipe on Pinterest . Not only is it wonderful tea, it is not all sugary like the ones you buy at coffee shops. Plus it costs pennies to make. What’s better than that? Thank you for sharing!

  15. This looks and sounds great, thanks for sharing! I was curious as to where you got your cup? Thank you!
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  16. I was living under a rock too until a coworker introduced me to chai tea – but peppercorns?! Who would have known. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to give it a try.
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  17. Thanks for sharing this information. Wild Tea Qi is one of the leading providers of tea throughout the world.

  18. Megan Schmidt says:

    I cheated a little the first time and used a chai tea tea bag and it was amazing. When I made it by hand it was terrific. I love this recipe!

  19. Vanilla Chai has to be my favorite kind of tea. I’ve never tried making tea from scratch, but I’m sure it’s far better than store bought. There is just something about the vanilla that keeps me sipping for more and your pictures look so good I might have some tea right now!

  20. For the record Chai means tea so chai tea is redundant. This recipe might be my first attempt at tea without the bag!

  21. I just made this and is delicious, thanks. Too bad I had to share with my boyfriend.

  22. I am so excited to try this tomorrow morning,this sounds soooo good! I have been obsessed with just a simple Stash brand of vanilla chai for months and then I came across a coffee stand that made this Big Trail Oregon Vanilla Chai and OHMYGOODNESS I’ve been obsessed with that home made taste ever since and eager to give it a whirl (:

  23. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it. After giving up coffee for lent last year, I fell in love with chai tea. Now I have to give up coffee altogether and I really need something to keep me warm as it starts to get cold.

  24. I made some of this lovely tea this morning. I love tea of all kinds, and this was no different. I added some coconut oil and a little more sugar and it’s fantastic :) Thank you so much for the recipe.

  25. wow! Definitely trying this out soon! Btw where would you get this beautiful patterned mug? So nice!

  26. Have you found a big difference with using varying kinds of milk?

  27. Where did you get that tea cup? I love it!!! Also delicious chai tea recipe!!

  28. can you store the powder mix?

  29. Love this recipe! I quadruple it and keep it in the fridge so I can use throughout the week. So yummy my friends ask for it when they come for a visit!

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