A chai tea latte is my drink of choice when I visit a coffee shop. I judge a coffee shop by the way they make their chai tea latte. I always look for the perfect blend of spices, a hint of vanilla, and not too sweet.
Last year my mom introduced me to the aerolatte milk frother and a fancy little home chai tea recipe. Now it’s like I have a Starbucks in the comfort of my own home (and honestly, unless you order the “no water chai,” you would enjoy my chai tea way better).
I got the nifty mugs from Target. And the canapé plates (a small plate for small bites), I won at a white elephant gift exchange 8 years ago. These tiny plates come from Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, and I use them all of the time.
I served my friend a chai tea latte today when we were having a playdate with our girls. She went ahead and uploaded a few pics from our day to Instagram.
So now I will share my mom’s comfort in a mug recipe…
Tazo Chai Tea Latte Recipe
1/2 cup organic 1% milk (can substitute your individual type of milk or soy milk)
1 Tazo Organic Chai Tea Bag
1 cup boiling water
Tahitian Vanilla Powder (can substitute any vanilla powder, chocolate powder, or ground cinnamon)
Optional: sweeten with sugar or sugar substitute
Pour milk into your favorite microwavable nifty mug. Heat in microwave, on high for 45 seconds. Use aerolatte to froth hot milk, until light and fluffy. Place chai tea bag into mug, add hot water and steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Squeeze tea bag and discard.
Sprinkle top of frothed milk with vanilla powder. (I also sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and drizzle honey – I don’t add sugar, but we did add a little whip cream today…)
Tip from my mommy: It’s not a good idea to save and re-use tea bags. They lose flavor and strength and more importantly, can harbor mold and bacteria, when left out.
Looking for another warm beverage recipe? Check out my mulled wine recipe here. I think you’ll like it.