How to Make Chai Tea At Home

Chai Latte Ingredients via @mystylevita Chai Latte Ingredients via @mystylevita Chai Latte Ingredients via @mystylevita Chai Latte Ingredients and recipe via @mystylevita Chai Latte Ingredients via @mystylevita One of my all time favorite things to get at a coffee shop is a chai latte. Make that a dirty chai latte (has a shot of espresso in it!) for an extra boost of flavor and caffeine. The flavor profile of this warm and somewhat spicy drink is one of my absolute favorites especially for this time of year. The only downside of this delicious concoction though is the insane amount of sugar usually found in them. These can pack a serious amount of calories into a small glass.

In an effort to keep healthy and watch my waist line, I was thrilled to try my hand at an at home chai latte with Pure Via. This all natural, non-GMO sweetener is perfect for mixing in with recipes from drinks to desserts.  It’s derived from the stevia plant which I’m sure you’ve heard of before, and is a great sugar alternative. It was the perfect way to sweeten up this chai latte at home without adding on the calories.

Whipping up one of these yummy, warm drinks is actually super easy. With just a few ingredients you should have on hand, and a little patience to steep your favorite black tea,  you’ll have the perfect coffee shop drink at home.  I like to pair my Pure Via chai latte with a yummy scone for a decadent breakfast on the weekends. Makes for these cool mornings to feel a little cozier.

This post was written in collaboration with Pure Via. All opinions and views are my own.
Homemade Chai Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2
  • 2 cups 500 mL boiling water
  • 4 bags black tea
  • 1 cup 250 mL 1% low fat milk
  • 4 packets Pure Via sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon 5 mL ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon 1 mL ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon 1 mL ground nutmeg
  1. Pour boiling water over tea bags into a 2-cup (500 mL) glass measure. Let steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.
  2. Heat milk in a 4-cup (1 L) glass measure in microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Stir in Pure Via sweetener and spices. Whisk until frothy and well blended. Stir in hot tea.
  3. Divide tea mixture evenly between 2 large mugs and serve.

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

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  1. 10.6.15
    Lauren said:

    ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! I was just looking for a homemade (healthy) chai recipe yesterday – this is perfect! Also, I make mine a double dirty 🙂


    • 11.22.16
      generali versicherung berufsunfähigkeit smart said:

      It’s always a relief when someone with obvious expertise answers. Thanks!

  2. 10.6.15
    Sarah said:

    I love chai lattes and this one looks easy and delish! I’ll be adding it to my list of recipes to try this fall!

    Xo, Sarah

  3. 10.6.15

    Another delicious recipe…I love Chai Tea’s this time of year!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  4. 10.6.15
    Ashley said:

    I was just at the grocery store yesterday looking for a chai to try, but they were all loaded with sugar. Can’t wait to try out your version— it sounds so much better!

  5. 10.6.15

    YES, I LOVE chai everything this time of year too- I recently shared a recipe for a gingerbread chai overnight oats concoction. Love this post!

    Xx Taylor

    PS- Great photos too!

    • 10.6.15
      Jessica said:

      Yum that sounds amazing! I need to try this overnight oats thing, I’ve never done it!

  6. 10.6.15
    Ally said:

    Outside of coffee, chai is my go-to cozy cold weather drink!

    Xo Ally

  7. 10.6.15
    carly said:

    This looks so yummy! I always love chia this time of year
    Dresses & Denim

  8. 10.6.15

    Pumpkin Chai Lattes are my favorite, now I can make them at home. Thanks Jess 😉

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  9. 10.7.15
    Alina said:

    I’d use it to make this recipe 🙂 YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it at this time of the year.

  10. 10.7.15
    Sean said:

    Drooling over this post. I’d use it in my next coffee latte recipe.