One of my favorite drinks at Starbucks is a chai latte… Which is basically sweetened chai tea with steamed milk, yeh?
So I figured I definitely needed to try to DIY that one at home!
1 cup strong brewed chai tea (use 2 teabags)
2 tbsp liquid coffee creamer (hazelnut or vanilla are the best)
1 cup milk (heated then frothed in a french press)
Start by berwing one cup of really brewed chai tea. I use two tea bags for one cup of very hot water. I get the hot water from the Keurig, then let it steep while I get the milk and creamer. [Pictured above are both Tazo and Twinings brands tea bags, but I prefer the taste of Twinings.]
Heat one cup of milk to almost boiling, then put it into your french press. [It’s not just form brewing coffee, y’all!] Plunge and lift the french press handle several times to froth your milk into a nice foam. [My french press only has metal on the plunging mechanism, so I remove that and microwave my milk for 1 minute right in the french press flask. But do not do that if your french press would require that you put metal parts in the microwave!]
Once the milk is heated and frothed, your tea should have had ample time to brew, so discard the tea bags. Next add two tea spoons of coffee creamer–this adds a little thickness and sweetness to your drink.
Finally, stir in your lovely foamy milk.
And that’s it! You’re all ready to enjoy your Starbucks-esque chai latte whenever you want, again and again!
…and again and again and again …
It’s perfect hot, or serve it over ice for the summer time. Cheers!