Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

For those of you who love Starbuck's chai tea, here's a cheaper version you can make at home. This recipe origially comes from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and milk to a boil. Add other ingredients; return to boil. Turn off.
  2. heat and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags then filter through fine strainer. Good hot or cold.
  3. This can be stored in the refrigerator for later use.
Most Helpful

This taste almost exactly like Starbucks! I love the fact that by making it at home you can make it fat free, sugar free or caffeine free. I opted for sugar free using splenda instead of the honey, and decided to make it even RICHER by using half 1/2 & 1/2 for the milk. It was outstanding. To give it more of the "coffeeshop" texture, after warming it in a suacepan, I took my stick blender to it to whip it frothy. You have saved me TONS of money...thank you!

Michelle S. January 19, 2010

So yummy! I read all of the reviews and changes. It was very helpful. It's a great jumping off recipe if you have never made it before. It came out good the first time and with a couple of tweaks for my own personal taste it will be a favorite all winter. Thanks for posting your recipe.

Vicky B. October 02, 2015

Great recipe! Tastes just like the Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks. I found that adding the honey at the end is much better as boiling the honey leaves a bitter taste that was pretty strong.

amyrgloria January 18, 2015