Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe Made Dirty

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.

starbucks chai tea latte

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!!!

starbucks chai tea latte recipe

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 Dirty Chai Latte

CopyCat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe Made Dirty

How To Make Chai Tea Starbucks Latte (Dirty)

chai latte starbucks

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.

chai tea recipe

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?

Copycat Starbucks chai tea

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.

Related: Homemade Hot Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

Love Starbucks?

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Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe Made Dirty


  • Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate
  • Your cup of coffee of choice
  • Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar


    1. Make a cup of coffee and set it aside to cool.
    2. Then, fill another mug halfway with ice and pour half a cup of the Tazo chai tea in.
    3. For the rest of the mug, evenly split between the coffee and your almond milk. 

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