Thursday, September 23

chai tea latte concentrate

'tis the season for spicy warm drinks like pumpkin spice and chai tea lattes. i got a chai tea latte today from central market and it was glorious. however, since i can't be shelling out the big bucks each afternoon, morning, evening... that i get a craving, i pulled out this recipe i'd been saving for at home, on-demand, chai tea lattes.

Chai Latte Concentrate
from foodie with family
  • 12 Chai tea bags
  • 4 cups cold, fresh water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
Place the tea bags, cold water and milk in a medium saucepan over high heat.  Bring to a boil.  When you reach the boil, drop the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and squeeze the tea bags to extract as much flavor and liquid as possible.  Discard tea bags and transfer the Chai Latte Concentrate to a heat-safe container, like a glass Ball jar. Allow to cool to room temperature, put a tight fitting lid on the container and store in the refrigerator for up to 12 days.
To prepare a Chai Latte: (it's really flexible, adjust to your taste)
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup of milk (use whole milk or even half and half to make a creamy, rich one)
  • 1/2- 2/3 cup of Chai Latte Concentrate
  • 1-3 teaspoons, to taste, of sweetener.  Foodie recommends agave nectar. I used Splenda and skim milk but may try adding real sugar with the milk and warming it together stovetop then topping with whipped cream and some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. I also found decaffeinated chai tea bags, which was a plus!


  1. Thanks for sharing Erin! I just love chai tea lattes...yum! Hope all is well. Miss youuu!

  2. This sounds great, Erin! I don't know how I missed this early in the fall; but it's still appropriate! Thanks!