How To Make A Chai Tea Latte: Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe

I love tea, and I find the Starbucks chai tea latte good for my morning rush hours and office breaks.

Well, I recently learned that chai means tea. So it’s like saying Starbucks tea latte. But anyway, the name doesn’t matter; the issue is, are you a Starbucks chai tea latte fan like me? Well, if you are. I can teach you how to make the latte for yourself at home and enjoy your own blend of ingredients.

I’ve been exploring many chai tea latte recipes to find my perfect taste, and I think I’m getting quite better at it, and I’m going to share my recipe with you. Let’s start by defining a Starbucks chai tea latte.

What is a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte?

A Starbucks chai tea latte is made from a mixture of chai tea concentrate and steamed milk.

Chai tea concentrate is the primary ingredient in all Starbucks Chai drinks and is an infusion of black tea and several components, including cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. We all know that a latte is a drink made of espresso and steamed milk.

Well, the chai tea concentrate replaces the espresso in a chai tea latte. We will look at the main ingredients of the chai tea latte in a bit. First, let’s see if the Starbucks chai tee latte contains syrup or caffeine.

Does the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Contain Syrup?

Regular chai tea latte does not contain syrup. It is usually chai tea concentrate and milk.

The syrup is an additive such as vanilla syrup in vanilla chai tea latte, or you can have a classic syrup added to your drink. I would, however, say that the chai concentrate is usually presweetened with cane sugar or honey.

Does the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Contain Caffeine?

Yes, it does. The latte is primarily made up of black tea, which contains caffeine to find caffeine in the Starbucks chai tea latte.

Even the decaffeinated kind does contain small amounts of caffeine, and you should definitely watch your intake if you are caffeine sensitive.

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe

We are looking at making our Starbucks chai tea latte at home. So. it would be best if you had the essential ingredient—Tazo Classic Chai Concentrate, used at Starbucks.

You can find it in supermarkets like Target. Walmart or order it from Amazon. But if you can’t access these stores. I’ll also show you how to make it at home from scratch.

How to Make Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe

  1. Pour the Tazo Classic Chai Concentrate into 1/3 of your serving cup
  2. Boil your milk in a saucepan or warm it in the microwave-it should get very hot.
  3. Froth the milk to obtain the foams. Now you can do this by using an electric milk Frother or basically or using a whisk. When using a whisk, place the hot milk in a big cup and whisk it until you obtain the foam.
  4. Pour the milk to fill the remaining 2/3 of your serving cup and add cinnamon if you desire.
  5. Your Starbucks chai tea latte is now ready; enjoy.

Now, if you prefer your latte hot, you can mix the chai concentrate and milk before heating it. Then froth it afterward. You can also make it vegan by using non-dairy products such as soy, oat almond, or coconut.

How do we make Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe from Scratch?

You’re probably wondering, how do I enjoy a chai tea latte if I don’t have Tazo Chai Concentrate. Well, don’t worry; you’re just a few steps to enjoying your homemade chai latte.

What do you need?

2 chai toa bags
10 oz. boiled water
5 oz milk (dairy or non-dairy)
An optional sweetener-you can use sugar or honey, ground cinnamon for the top.


1. Add 10 oz. of water to a saucepan.

2. Add 2 two chai toa bags and scoop thorn for 6-10 minutes.

3. Remove the tea bags and put the boiled water into a 15oz, Latte cup Warm your 5 oz., of milk on a stove or microwave

4. Froth the milk using a milk frother or just whisk it in a cup to obtain the foamy texture.

5. Pour the milk into your latte cup containing boiled water.

6. Add your sweetener as desired and Sprinkle the cinnamon on top.


Now I just included the tea and milk to show you how you can measure your proportions. I usually prefer two-thirds water and third milk. I was using a 15 oz, Latte cup, so I made my measurements based on it.

You can do so using your favorite mug, whichever size. Note that the ratio of milk to chai concentrate used at Starbucks is 1:1, so you’re free to try out the proportions that give you the most desirable taste.

Also, with a homemade chai tea latte, you can mix up the spices however you want. Just get the essential ginger cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and vanilla and mix them up with black tea to your desired flavor.

The disadvantage with this is it consumes a lot of time, and you can end up with a very bitter taste, so unless you want a quick homemade chai latte, you can try your luck.

You can avoid the spices entirely if you are allergic.

You can also use decaffeinated black tea if you’re trying to cut down on caffeine.


Starbucks Chai Tea Latte can be your fantastic choice to quench your morning caffeine cravings

I love Starbucks Chai Latte and its fresh fruity taste, but I also like to try my own recipes once in a while at home. For those of us who want homemade meals and drinks, this is one recipe you should try.

It combines your love of tea and spices. And the amazing thing is, you can control the amount of sweetener in your homemade chai latte

There is absolutely no pressure. Just ensure you’re not using too many spices; it can spoil your morning Latte.

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About David Dewitt

Hi, my name is David and I come from Columbus, Ohio. I am a amateur photographer, and a coffee lover. I love to write, and don't mind me a cup of joe!