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Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

The first time I made this, even I couldn’t believe how much it tasted just like the original from Starbucks. However, this one was a fraction of the cost and only took me a few minutes to prepare. Now, when friends come to visit, I surprise them with this warm and soothing drink that they love. Just a note, in the warmer months, I make this then place in fridge until nice and cold then pour over ice. Delish. So, you can enjoy this all year round.

 

Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

Serves 1 large or 2 small mugs

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cold water, I used bottled for better taste, or tap water is fine too
  • 2 regular black tea bags such as Lipton, 1 if you want a weaker latte. You can use decaf as well
  • 1-2 tsp honey or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 ground ginger or if you have fresh use about 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • tiniest pinch of sea salt
  • 7 ounces whole or 2 percent milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling on top for garnish, optional

 

Directions:

  1. Pour water into saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add all the spices along with the tea bags, (take off the paper tags before placing into the water) Let simmer on low for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and bring back up to a simmer. Take off heat, carefully take out teabags and add vanilla extract. Let steep for just about 1 minute.
  4. Strain and pour into a large mug. Add toppings and enjoy!

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