A blue table topped with two blue mugs filled with spiced milk

Chai latte

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Infuse black tea and almond milk with fragrant spices for a dairy-free twist on this Indian-inspired drink


Enjoy a cup of fragrant chai latte, then check out our mulled hot chocolate, eggnog, vegan black russian and more Christmas cocktails.

For more chai-based drinks, try our iced hazelnut chai latte and chai white russian.



  • cinnamon sticks 2
  • whole black peppercorns 8
  • star anise 1
  • cloves 3
  • ginger a thumb-sized piece, sliced
  • black tea bags 3-4
  • almond or other plant milk 500ml
  • maple syrup 2-3 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Toast the spices in a dry frying pan until fragrant. Add 500ml of water and the ginger, and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain out the tea bags and spices.

  • Step 2

    Gently heat the milk with the maple syrup (to make the milk frothy, blitz the milk first in a blender before heating). Divide the tea between mugs, then stir in the milk, topping with some foam.