HOW TO MAKE A CHAI LATTE AT HOME

The delicious spiced drink that we call chai has taken the world by storm, becoming a staple drink for many. This warm beverage, packed with flavour can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your home, as a perfect start to the day or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. In this blog post, we will explain everything to do with making a chai latte at home. 

The Origins of Chai 

‘Chai’, meaning tea in Hindi, can be traced back to ancient India where it first became popular. According to ancient legend, chai was created as a healing drink. The fragrant drink was a mix of spices infused with black tea giving it its distinctive flavour. Since chai’s beginning more than 5,000 years ago, in the Assam region in India, chai has spread across the world, revolutionising the hot beverage industry. 

Today, chai and chai lattes are must-have drinks on any menu, and they’re growing in popularity! A survey conducted by Tetley reported a 93% increase in popularity for chai.

What is a Chai Latte?

A chai latte is a modern-day modification of a traditional chai. This creamy and indulgent drink is achieved through a delicious blend of rich chai flavours and steamed milk, giving you a chai latte. Unlike its traditional counterpart, which is blended with boiling water, chai lattes use milk to create a richer and more decadent experience for the drinker. This delicious combination of spices and rich creaminess makes a chai latte the perfect warm and comforting drink. 

Can You Make a Chai Latte at Home? 

Absolutely! Chai lattes are not just a delicious drink that you can buy at your local coffee shop. These spiced beverages can be made from the comfort of your home too. Making a chai latte at home is not only extremely easy and feasible but also immensely rewarding given it’s crafted by you. Being able to make a chai latte at home means you can customise the blend to suit your preferences, making each sip a personalised delight. Even better, you can replicate that cosy ambience of your favourite coffee shop for a fraction of the price from the comfort of your own home. 

What Do You Need to Make a Chai Latte at Home? 

If you’re looking to make your very own chai latte at home, here are the ingredients and components you’ll need to make one that rivals (or even beats) one you would get at your local coffee shop.

Equipment

  • Milk frother or steamer (optional) – although this isn’t a necessary step, it makes the milk exceptionally irresistible and creamy. 
  • Whisk – used to make a smooth mixture with the chai powder.
  • Your favourite mug!

Ingredients

  • Chai blend – check out the range of chai blends we sell at Sweet Revolution, whether that be our barista blend or maybe our instant blend for easy chai lattes at home.
  • Milk – all types of milk work for chai lattes. Cows milk and plant-based milk both make a delicious chai latte. Fun fact: All of our chai blends at Sweet Revolution are dairy-free meaning everyone can have a taste of their deliciousness!  
  • Hot water – a little bit of hot water is needed to create a smooth blend. 

A chai blend can also be made from scratch using a variety of spices and flavours such as cinnamon, cloves and ginger. However, if you’re looking to save a little time but want something just as delicious, a premade chai blend is the best choice. 

Tips for Making the Perfect Chai Latte 

Although making a chai latte is fairly simple, we have a few tips for making the perfect chai drink. Whilst every drinking experience is unique and the perfect chai latte is down to personal preference, we believe there are a number of ways to elevate your chai latte, focusing on the small extra details. 

1. Prewarm Your Mug

This simple step is an easy way to make your chai latte even better. Simply heating your mug maintains the warmth of a chai latte for even longer to add to the warming ritual of a chai latte.

2. Incorporate It Into Your Morning Routine 

Make your chai latte a key part of your morning routine. This delicious drink is not only a delicious way to start the day but also kickstarts your routine with all of the health benefits that chai holds. Make it your morning ritual and you won’t go back! 

3. Take In The Aromas 

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, we don’t often stop to enjoy the little things. Take a moment to breathe, take in the aromas of your chai latte and consider it as a way of dedicating time to your overall wellbeing

4. Get Creative 

The secret to a perfect chai latte is figuring out what you like best. From the comfort of your own home, do not be shy of getting creative with flavourings. Why not add flavoured syrups or even some vanilla extract to add some extra warmth and sweetness to your chai latte? Take inspiration from our chai blends at Sweet Revolution which use Spirulina and Reishi

The Perfect Chai Latte Blend With Sweet Revolution 

At Sweet Revolution, we take pride in our chai and have carefully created a delicious range of chai latte blends. The first of the two blends are barista blends that require a little hot water and some hot milk to make a chai so good you won’t want to put it down. Our second chai blend is the instant blend, the answer to all your chai dreams! Perfect for when you’re in a rush, just add hot water to make a delicious cup of hot chai latte. 

We are committed to making chai accessible to everyone, which is why all our blends are 100% organic, dairy, gluten, and caffeine-free. Discover our full range by clicking here.