chai latte in mug with cinnamon and star anise
How to Make...

Simple Chai Tea Latte {vegan}

A homemade chai latte filled with spices like cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. Make it with non-dairy milk and maple syrup for a vegan friendly drink. This recipe is easy to make, made with simple ingredients, yet so flavorful and delicious! Truly a favorite.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Yield: 2 1x
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  • 1 cup water
  • 2 black tea bags (or 1/2 Tbsp loose leaf tea)
  • 1 1/2 tsp chai spice blend (linked)
  • pinch of black pepper, optional
  • 2 cups oat milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • ½ Tbsp maple syrup (more or less depending on desired sweetness)


  1. In small saucepan bring water, black tea bag or loose leaf tea, and chai tea spices to a low boil then simmer for 5 minutes to steep tea and spices.
  2. Pour in oat milk, maple syrup and stir; change heat to medium to warm oat milk, about 3-4 minutes. Once warmed through, strain mixture through fine mesh strainer (or cheese cloth, or mesh straining bag).
  3. Taste test before adding more sweetness; top with whipped cream and little cinnamon for a coffee shop homemade chai latte experience!

Recipes Notes:

Use your milk of choice, depending on dietary preference. If using a sweetened milk, you may want to adjust the maple syrup. Honey may also be used.