How to Make a Dirty Chai Latte

Love chai? Making it yourself totally is worth it.

Most Chai today comes from a factory concentrate. It's convenient but it doesn't taste half as good as doing it yourself. These concentrates are also loaded with unnecessary sugar. (The leading coffee chain Chai has over 40 g of sugar. Seriously.)

This Chai latte tutorial is created for our Dirty Chai tea. You can use this same recipe to transform any tea into a strong, creamy chai latte. Some of our favorite blends for Chai style lattes are Painted Desert, Silencio, and Civil Disobedience. Take the time to make good chai. It's worth it.

Makes 3 cups. Prep time 20 minutes

How to make the Dirty Chai Latte:

  1. Get some Dirty chai Tea
  2. Add 4 tablespoons tea to a pot
  3. Add 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. Add 1.5 cups hot water
  5. Simmer on low heat, covered
  6. Stir to mix
  7. Cover and infuse 10 minutes
  8. Heat 1.5 cups milk while tea is infusing
  9. Add milk to tea and stir to mix
  10. Remove from heat
  11. Cover and allow to infuse for 10 more minutes
  12. Grab a teapot and add an infuser
  13. Strain to remove tea leaves
  14. Froth or steam warm milk until light and foamy. Optionally add 1 teaspoon sugar or honey to milk first
  15. Pour tea into mug and top with milk foam 
  16. Add any garnish you like. We use cinnamon, coffee beans, and cardamom
  17. Enjoy

If you're wondering about the teapot in this video, it's the Revol Pekoé Teapot

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