Delicately sweetened with honey, this dirty chai latte with milk foam is the perfect way to start your mornings. With plenty of caffeine, you won’t have to worry about falling asleep throughout the day.
Warm and comforting, this Dirty Chai Latte is the perfect winter drink to get you through rushed mornings. Packed with black tea and an espresso shot, every sip is a caffeine bomb that will keep you wide awake through even the most tedious meetings.
With creamy milk foam and ground cinnamon, this drink sounds harder to make than it is. You only need 20 minutes to make it from start to finish— most of which is spent steeping the tea. Even if you don’t have that time, you’ll be glad to know it can be easily made in advance.
To make it extra special, top it with whipped cream or serve it over ice like at your favorite coffee shop. However you decide to make it, a version of this dirty chai latte is waiting to make its way to your car’s cup holder. I suggest you finish it before you get to the office because if word ever gets out that you’re making these, you might be put on coffee duty indefinitely.
Dirty Chai is a famous coffee plus tea-based latte drink with milk foam. Although it can be made with any strong coffee, it gets the word “dirty” from a shot of espresso. Served cold or warm, it’s packed with caffeine and perfect for any morning run.
Any tea or coffee person will already have the six ingredients needed to start. They’re effortless, so check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full ingredient amounts.
High-quality black tea is best for making dirty chai lattes. Don’t worry if you can’t find any, though. You can also use English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Darjeeling to make this excellent drink.
With these easy variations, you’ll be rolling out unique dirty chai lattes like they do at your favorite coffee shop.
These 4 steps are completely fail-proof. Bonus points if you use the microwave. Where? Make sure to read the tips in the next section to find out.
You don’t need to be a barista to make the best possible dirty chai latte. Just follow these tips!
Don’t judge me, but I love my dirty chai latte with lots of whipped cream, crumbled cookies, and chocolate chips. 😊 When I’m not in the mood to clean up cookie crumbs, I dunk in some shortbreads.
When I need a sweet treat, I love it with some Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls, or whatever delicious goodies I made that week.
Here’s some inspiration in case you’re also looking for a baking project:
Boil the water.
Add two teabags to the boiled water and set aside to steep for about 5 to 8 minutes. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor will be.
Meanwhile, heat the milk to steaming.
Discard the teabags and pour the prepared tea into 2 coffee mugs.
Pour the milk into the tea.
Stir in the espresso.
Taste and see if you want to add some honey or sugar.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serving: 2 people | Calories: 39 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 33 mg | Potassium: 126 mg | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 99 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 79 mg | Iron: 0.04 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.