Homemade Chai Tea Latte Recipe

I love the routine of returning to my favorite fall things every October. An afternoon treat that I love to make is homemade chai spice lattes. I originally found a recipe on the The Kitchn for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but ended up adapting it to what I typically have in my kitchen. So it’s more of a chai spice latte, but still amazing.

Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Serves 1

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1/2 to 1 TB of sugar (depending on your sweet tolerance)
  • 1 TB of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup of double strength coffee (you can also just use an instant coffee packet in less water, or refrigerate your extra double strength coffee to make this again tomorrow)


  1. Boil water for the tea bag and let steep in a 1/2″ of water.
  2. Combine the milk and sugar in a saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring. When it starts to warm, pour the small tea mixture (and bag) into the saucepan. Remove tea bag after a couple minutes.
  3. Remove from heat when the milk is steaming, and stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to make it frothy.
  4. Pour in mug and add the coffee on top.
  5. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite fall drink?