I am such a huge fan of the Starbucks chai tea latte, but the price has been too much for me to handle lately! So, I figured out a copycat recipe so I could make it at home and have been saving a ton of money and gas and time and… sanity! It’s been absolutely wonderful!
If you are looking for a copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, I will even show you how to make a dirty chai because that’s how I LOVE to drink my morning pick me up.
I ended up going on a 6-day rant about chai tea on my Instagram account and if you think I am joking, please know that I’m not.
Every single day, I would head over to Starbucks to pick up a Tazo chai tea and then I would continue to complain about the price and whine to my feed that I couldn’t afford living if living tasted that way.
So, after a few side chats with fellow chai latte Starbucks fanatics, I found out that there was a chai tea recipe you could make at home. I’m not someone who likes to drink regular milk – so I had to make a few adjustments. But here we are!!!
Could I have simply quit this Starbucks chai? NO. The answer is no. I had to figure this out.
I had to make this latte chai on my own and that’s exactly what happened, my friends! So, if you are like me – someone who wants to save cold hard cash but still wants to live that Starbucks chai tea latte life – come follow me on this journey!!
I cannot wait to show you what you need – it’s literally three ingredients!! Oh, and by the way, if you want to use regular milk – then do you, boo. The below section contains affiliate links. Let’s do this…
CopyCat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe Made Dirty
- Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate, 32-Ounce Containers (Pack of 6) . — you have to buy this one to make the value worth it. I will talk about that more in a second.
- Your cup of coffee of choice – I am not here to tell you how to choose coffee
- Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar – I am super boring and get reduced sugar (blah I know)
How To Make Chai Tea Starbucks Latte (Dirty)
Ok, here’s how I made my dirty chai latte – just like Starbucks!
First, I make a cup of coffee and set it aside so it can cool a bit. Honestly, you can do this first thing when you wake up or even the night before and put it in the fridge.
Then, fill another mug halfway with ice and pour half a cup of the Tazo chai tea concentrate in. For the rest of the mug, evenly split between the coffee and your almond milk.
Here’s the glorious thing about being home though!! As I continue to drink my chai tea latte and the liquids begin to dwindle, I add a little more ice and a little more coffee from my original mug. So, eventually, I get to drink my entire coffee as the hour progresses.
If you won’t be home, obviously you won’t be able to do that. BUT IF YOU ARE HOME… your drink will last much longer and you will get to MILK two drinks in one. I AM SO HAPPY! Have I mentioned this?!
I am saving almost $7 a day by not purchasing this from Starbucks every single day. I was getting a Venti with Almond milk and a single shot. Are you kidding me?
What If I Just Want A Regular Chai Tea Latte?
Skip the coffee and just use equal parts chai tea and almond milk. That’s what I would do. Personally, I love the taste of the coffee mixed into my chai tea, but that’s my choice. It’s up to you how you like to take your morning drink.
Do I Need To Add Any Additional Sugar?
No. No. No. No. This drink is very sweet on its own and that’s even with me putting a cup of black coffee in it! I really don’t think you need to add another ounce of sugar. Truly! Give it a few sips and see what you think.
I know when you go to Starbucks and they make your drink, they put in 4-6 pumps of Chai syrup, but don’t even think about that. It’s perfect as is.
Why Do I Need To Buy 6 Of The Tazo Organic Chai? That’s Aggressive!
I know what you are thinking. You looked at the Amazon price and saw almost $30 and thought that is a lot of money for 6 boxes of the Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate, right? WRONG! That is $5 a box and it is the BEST value for this drink.
If you get less than 6 boxes you are really raising the price of your PER DRINK COST. You and I both know that you are going to be making this drink twice a day. Let’s just be honest. We need to bring down this cost as much as possible. Even though it’s $30 right off the bat – the VALUE IS THERE.
You need to lower your PER DRINK cost. That’s what important. I’ve done the math and this is the best bet for you (and me because I am with you drinking this every damn day).
Sooooooooooooo, are you going to try to make this chai tea recipe at home or what? I sure hope you do! I think you are going to love it!
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- Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate
- Your cup of coffee of choice
- Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar
- Make a cup of coffee and set it aside to cool.
- Then, fill another mug halfway with ice and pour half a cup of the Tazo chai tea in.
- For the rest of the mug, evenly split between the coffee and your almond milk.