Homemade Green Tea Chai Latte Recipe

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Learn how to make our easy Chai Latte recipe with simple ingredients. Our DIY spice mix will have you drinking a hot and creamy Chai Latte in no time.

Clear glass mug of homemade chai latte on brown wood table

There is something so amazing about the spicy flavor of a good chai latte on a cold day. Or any day, really.

I wanted to start making my own chai lattes at home as a special treat for myself. Since we have one of the biggest spice collections you’ve probably seen, it was pretty easy to put together a delicious recipe.

The only other things you need (besides the spices) to make a chai latte are water, a sweetener (I like honey), tea bags (or loose leaf tea) and a quality milk. I prefer whole milk because it’s creamier, but you can use whatever milk you prefer, including coconut or almond milk.

Chai lattes are traditionally made with black tea. However, I prefer to use green tea, but you can use either.

Homemade Green Tea Chai Tea Latte

Learn how to make the best Chai Latte recipe with simple ingredients in this easy recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Recipe Servings: 2


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 5-6 green cardamom pods
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon peppercorns - roughly crushed or whole
  • 3 green tea bags - or the equivalent in loose leaf tea
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey - or more, to taste


  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk


  • Add the filtered water and all of the spices to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and simmer the spices for 10-15 minutes.
    Chai spices simmering in water
  • Turn off the heat, then add the green tea bags to the water and cover the pot. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
    Green tea bags added to chai spices and water in saucepan
  • While the tea is steeping, add the milk to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, then turn off heat. If you want a frothy green tea chai latte, use an immersion blender in the milk to make it frothy. It works great and I've found that it's the easiest way to make frothy lattes at home.
    Milk simmering in a small saucepan
  • Next, stir the honey into the tea, then add the frothy milk. Taste, and add more honey, if desired. Pour into your favorite tea mug, sprinkle with ground cinnamon for garnish and enjoy your homemade green tea chai latte!
    Chai latte in a clear glass mug

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg

If you enjoy drinking a variety of teas, did you know you they make make tea pods your Keurig and Nespresso machines?

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